User Reviews for Tapentadol

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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Review by graciesmom (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: I could not deal with the side effects of Oxycontin or hydrocodone. Too much dizziness and severe itching. Unable to get restful sleep. Nucynta ER 50 2 times a day has been MUCH better for me. Very little side effects and only for the first couple of weeks. I sleep better too. Only objection is that it wears off after only about 5 hours. So I have to take hydrocodone occasionally.

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October 10, 2014 7:57 AM

Review by kbs123 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I was prescribed Nucynta, Celebrex and a muscle relaxer due to a fall at work that resulted in a torn hip tendon. I was also in "pool therapy" for 12 weeks as well. Nucynta saved my life! I took it 3x's per day and was completely functional while taking it and the other prescriptions. I only needed it for 60 days but I was able to work as our company worker's comp did not pay for anything beyond 5 days of off time due to injury. I highly recommend it but you prescribing doctor must adhere to the prescription writing protocol in place by the manufacturer. Nucynta must be the only medicine on the prescription form, the prescription is not faxable - you must present the actual prescription in person.

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September 30, 2014 2:21 PM

Review by Mr.Pone:

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7.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: They had me on this combination of 100's & 150's at different times in the day. Sometimes I would take my meds just fine other times I would take them, my head would feel like it was going to explode, white part on computer screens would dance around gave me wicked vertigo. I don;t know why it only worked for me on a pick and choice kind of basses.

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September 15, 2014 12:42 AM

Review by amsterl:

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5.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I have acute sciatica and have been taking Percocet 10mg along with tramadol 4x day. I was getting concerned about the acetaminophen so I asked my doctor for Nucynta. I was prescribed 50mg along with the tramadol but I had gotten no pain relief. Then started taking 100mg but the pain is still very noticeable. For me, the Percocet seem to do a better job of pain relief.

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August 16, 2014 1:41 PM

Review by Krenzie (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Works better than Oxycontin and oxycodone. I'm far from pain free but it does help. Worst side effects of the medicines are the sweat freezes.

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August 8, 2014 1:55 AM

Review by Flickagirl62:

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1.0

Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: I have been in severe pain for 10 years. I had a 360 back surgery done on the 18th, the pain is so bad that I still have I can hardly stand it. My surgeon sent me to a pain management doctor, and he put me on. This Nucynta ER 50mg twice a day, I do not sleep, I wake up in the wee hours of the morning just screaming in pain. The pain management doctor said to give it time to work, ok have taken it for two days and no reliefs in sight. Have called and called, supposed to wait till Friday and call again, but can not take much more of this pain I am in.

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July 31, 2014 6:21 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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5.0

Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: I was recently changed from Oxycontin 20mg ER x2 twice a day with 5mg oxycodone three times daily for breakthrough pain. That combination did nothing for me. I am now on Nucynta ER 150 mg twice per day with Opana 10mg 3 per day for breath through pain. To me I find myself using my breakthrough medication more than I did with the Oxycontin. I have only been on the Nucynta for a week now and I am hoping that the relief will get better the longer I am on it.

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July 30, 2014 2:30 PM

Review by JrBobD:

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9.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I've been living with lower pain for the better part of 10 years now and almost all pain medications have been ineffective for me. I've been on Darvon (until it was removed from the market,) Vicodin and Tramadol. All providing limited amounts of relief. Recently my doctor decided to prescribe Nucynta IR 75 mg. From the first week taking Nucynta, my quality of life has improved tremendously. I've been able to resume moderate sports activity and it's dropped my PDI from an 8 to a 2. For me that's a huge improvement.

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July 29, 2014 7:20 PM

Review by Lucinda Marie (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I was just given Nucynta 50 mg twice a day for Peripheral Neuropathy following a botched surgical procedure by my PCP. The pain was constant and burning. It disrupted my life and is wrecking my relationship with my husband. He doesn't understand the pain of Neuropathy, Neuritis and Neuralgia. I have been in pain for more than a year and I have tried many different pain medications such as Vicodin, Ultram, Percocet. Nothing worked! I have only taken 2 pills and I noticed that the pain is much improved. It went from a 7 to a 4. That is HUGE! I did get nauseated and my breathing was shallow. I also stumble a bit and I am not able to verbalize complete sentences. That is disturbing, but it's worth it if I can experience less pain.

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June 27, 2014 4:49 PM

Review by Sstbbb (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I had never heard of this medicine when I was put on it following a minor surgery. It controlled my pain better than any other pain medicine that I have taken in the past.

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June 22, 2014 8:04 PM

Review by Pt seven:

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7.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Tapentadol 50mg four times a day when required for pain . Before Nucynta I was taking Opana IR as well as extended release formula usually alternating the two every couple of months. Pain relief is controlled best by Opana for me personally. However several side effects have required a change so Nucynta was chosen. Works great no freaky side effects and less intoxicating effects.

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June 11, 2014 5:05 PM

Review by Unified (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Pain: Switched from Butrans 20mcg to Nucynta ER 100, but wasn't enough for mid to end of work day, so PM switched me to 200mg x 2 daily. So far so good, no side effects and much better control of the pain along with being in a better mood overall. Degenerative Disc Disease and muscle spasms are my main culprits over past 8 years, 33 now. I've gotten to the point where epidurals seem to be the only thing that will allow me to live a close to normal life. Nucynta has really kept things at a manageable uncomfortable level compared to before. I hated the roller coaster of non ER (extended release) meds and highly recommend making the switch if permitted.

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June 6, 2014 8:31 PM

Review by Sammie010mg:

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10

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: On 100mg Nucynta 4 x day works great for my chronic pain. Side effects are drowsy, dizzy, clumsy, no stomach issues.

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June 3, 2014 3:34 PM

Review by Miblueyes2:

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10

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: After orthopedic foot surgery I was prescribed Percocet. After side effects my medication was changed to Nucynta. For me, I prefer the Nucynta. My problems with constipation went away immediately. I had a little itchiness from Nucynta, but nothing I couldn't tolerate. I got much better pain relief from the Nucynta too. Good thing I have insurance as it's very pricy.

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May 20, 2014 8:15 PM

Review by didntnedthat (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: First visit to pain clinic put me on 75 mg Nucynta. Worst experience ever with medicine. Had to call 911, thought I was dying. Rapid heart, dizziness, shortness of breath.

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May 15, 2014 4:32 PM

Review by Nomoremeda4me (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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8.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Let me just say that I had back surgery 9 years ago in addition to have 2 discs replaced and my spine fused. And 5 years ago I had a Spinal cord Stim implant. I've taken every known Pain Med out there and the last combination of medicines I tried Nuycnta 100mg and Opana. Which these 2 combined worked to alleviate 60% of the pain. I was still working while on these meds. I stumbled on something that worked for me and I swear by it. I know people that have Lupus, Cancer, and MS that now use it instead of all the other pain meds out there. Good luck!

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May 2, 2014 10:13 PM

Review by Himalay2:

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1.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I was given a single dose of Nucynta for pain after hip replacement surgery. The side effects were just weird, a feeling of being disconnected from my body and mental confusion. I was also nauseous with vomiting. I never had this effect with Demerol, Percocet or Valium. Maybe I was allergic to it.

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March 2, 2014 8:39 PM

Review by Roscoe8000:

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1.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: After taking second pill had to go to E.R. I couldn't control my emotions I broke down balling like a baby no reason why just uncontrollable need to cry. Never had these side effects with opiate pain relievers.

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March 2, 2014 3:59 AM

Review by Lumiere:

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5.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I was only on Nucynta for 2 days. 50 mg tabs x 3 times a day. I have been taking tramadol with no problems, but thought this might work better, as tramadol does not always control my pain. I must be very sensitive, as this medicine on day 1 made me feel as if my body were speeding, but tired and loopy at the same time. Day 2 was more of the same, but I needed a higher dose in order to control a pain level of 7 that comes upon me as the day wears on. I decided I did not want to go to 100mg because of my sensitivity to this medicine.

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February 16, 2014 3:37 PM

Review by Timdog:

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5.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: After surgery I was given Oxycodone. I asked my Dr for something similar that would not make me itch crazy like Oxycodone does. He gave me Nucynta time released. Both Oxycodone and Nucynta has same results for killing pain and they both make you itch because they are narcotic. The two negatives for me on Nucynta was bad dreams and withdrawals. The withdrawals happened after a week of being on them. I stopped taking one day and I was up all night sweating and shakes, felt like the worst flu.

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February 10, 2014 1:58 PM

Review by Rosie67:

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8.0

For Pain: I have been on Tapentadol for about 2 months as well as taking numerous amounts of other medicines. I have found that it does help with my lower back pain but I am struggling with some side effects like constantly feeling tired and lack of energy. I have found that to help sleep at night I take Endep. This helps with sleep but when I first took it I had bad nightmares but they have gone now. Before Tapentadol I was in constant pain ranging from 10 to an 8 my pain levels have now dropped to a 4 to 5 on bad days and good days 2 to a 4 which for me is worth battling with some small side effects.

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February 8, 2014 10:07 AM

Review by debbie<R:

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6.0

Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: I just started Nucynta ER I took the first dose at bedtime could not sleep the entire night, had some upset stomach, that's the bad side, I have 3 damaged disc in my neck and 3 damaged disc in my lower back, so I have a great amount of pain but from the first dose pain didn't stop completely but was greatly improved I don't know if this medication helps with anxiety but it gave me a sense of calm, didn't sleep but felt very relaxed, my cost after insurance and a coupon was only 25.00.

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January 31, 2014 9:27 PM

Review by geo 7:

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10

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I have numerous chronic conditions but I will speak about my pain. I have been attending the pain clinic for approximately 5 years and have tried every conceivable pain medication that I could get including a ketamine iv , nothing has worked until now. I am on 500 mg of Palexia/tapentadol/Nucynta and it works. I have nerve damage due to an undiagnosed neurological condition with symptoms copying Multiple Sclerosis. It has taken about 8 weeks for it to work but it has made a big difference. Side effects are no sleep (chronic), dizziness (goes away) and mood swings. I want to stay on it and hopefully my doctor can help with the sleep, so anyone just on it or about to go on it please give it a bit of time.

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January 5, 2014 4:49 AM

Review by Uncle Floppy:

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6.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I tried Nucynta but had too many side effects on it. First of all, I had terrible nightmares on it and secondly it made me terribly constipated. I could not poop at all on Nucynta and didn't poop until 3 days after stopping taking the medication.

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December 20, 2013 12:07 PM

Review by Januar:

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8.0

Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Not a miracle but better than anything else I've tried. I plan on asking for the extended release . I have Arachnoiditis because of a nerve block.

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December 15, 2013 11:28 PM

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