th e drug name is nucynta 100mg would like to know what other pain medicayion it might be compared to
26 Aug 2010
Tapentadol or Nucynta are the same drug and is a Morphine drug used for mild to sever pain. It is not a brand name drug I'm familulr with however this is morphine and is very strong, so be care when you start to use it. Be aware of side effects, and most of all do not drive until you know how this medication is going to affect you. If you have and adverse side effects please call your Doctor right away. I hope you get the relief you are looking for. What mg. are your meds you're taking> Look to the top of this Drugs.com site and click on Drugs A to Z. Look up the drug you're taking this will give you a full account of what and what not to expect from this mediciationl Good Luck my friend, Bless hou. Check back with us and let us know how you are doing OK... Good Luck... and be careful and most of all be safe (((hugs)))midwestma
27 Aug 2010
I was given Nucynta and I became very sick and dizzy.. even after 5 days it was unforgiving and it didn't help my pain any more than the t-3 I was taking before. I had to get off of it and (at the time) started 200mg ultram-er or extended release ultram x2 perday added 5mg Baclofen to that 2x a day. it worked great. then my insurance canceled coverage for it and I was back to regular ultram.. The Ultram ER was awesome, no mood swings and it covered me as long as I took it every 11 hours. great stuff. How did you do with the Nucynta?
9 Aug 2011
I have been on Nucynta 100 mg two times a day. I am a 42 year old female 5'4 220 lbs. I have been on this med for over six months, and have seen a majority of good reviews. I would compare it to hydrocodone (lortab, Vicotin). It's really hard to compare it because for me it worked better than anything else I have ever tried. It works backwards and eases your pain from the nerves into the brain, not like other meds who start with the brain and go to the nerves. It is at its strongest around 1.25 hours. I would describe it as a med that grabs you by the shoulders and says "im seriously here to work". side effect I have had are sleepiness=mild, thirst=severe, voice scratchy=severe (but temporary)pain relief=best.I would take the first dose at home when you are not needed and sit back and relax. I hope this aswer helps, I know it isn't all big words and legistics, thought you may want the down to earth version. Wish you well.
30 Nov 2011
Hi! Honestly Nucynta, it tapentadol, is a morphine derivative. It is not morphine. It is prescribed for moderate to severe acute pain. Are you on the xr, or regular tablets. Xr was only released August 27th of this year. I have heard wonderful reviews of this medication, with less risk of withdrawal symptoms. It is a C2 Narcotic in the same class as oxycodone, Methadone, dilaudid, etc. It is quite expensive (about $10th per pill). I hope you have insurance! Good luck, please let me know how it works!
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