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User Reviews for Tapentadol

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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6.9/10 Average Rating

260 Ratings with 218 User Reviews

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Nucynta was prescribed by my pain clinic a few months ago. Despite my complaints of severe anxiety, restlessness, elevated blood pressure , restless legs, my skin turning blue, inability to sleep, they continue prescribing it. I am losing my mind. I have spinal stenosis, DDD , RA and OA with cervical fusion surgery, two total hip replacements and one hip revision. My life is governed by pain. Since I started taking this horrible rx I am losing my mind. I am 69."

   
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Zvoleff February 4, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I am a register nurse working 12 hour shifts. tugging pulling. I fell back in 1998 and damaged both of my knee's severely. I have taken many different medications to control my chronic pain. I have been taking nucynta 75mg every 6 hours since summer 2015. Not all of my pain is gone, but I can tolerate more activity. My life has improved greatly. It is great that I do not have to burn up my liver with Tylenol. Like all medications; it is not for everybody. It works with my body chemistry. My pain levels are low enough where I can sleep."

   
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kookie kk January 25, 2016

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"I have been taking 15mg of oxycotin 3 times a day. Recently given palexia 50mg to replace a dose of oxycotin. Gives me a bad headache and nausea but seems to reduce the pain same as the other meds. It stopped working and I have continued with the midday dose of oxycotin and use palexia to top up before bed. I often have to take ibuprofen to get rid of the headache. Not sure these are very helpful as morphine tends to make me more cranky than I would be on oxycotin."

   
6.0

lee bee (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2016

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"I've been taking these tablets for a little over a year now. I have two young children and an older child that has left home. I work 4 days a week in accounts and have a pretty busy life. I suffer with chronic osteoarthritis and have many different problems with my lower back and spine. The pain all came to a head when I suddenly couldn't get out of bed. I spent many weeks suffering taking a cocktail of prescribed drugs... Eg morphine. Tramadol, naproxen to name a few. My friend suggested I took palexia. I was at the end of my tether at 38 I was almost bed bound!! I currently take 200mg morning and evening with an added 100mg in the evening around tea time. I have got my life back. Don't write these amazing results off - it worked for me."

   
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Minder01 January 8, 2016

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"I've been taking Tapenadol (palexia) moderate release for about 6 months now. I was previously prescribed Transtec 35micogram/hour which after 3 years stopped working. I suffer from chronic pancreatitis and for a 30 yr old man is a lot to suffer from such a young age. Anyway I found palexia to be an extremely helpful pain killer. Having said that I feel they last no where near the 12hour half life they claim to provide relief for. I currently take 2x150mg MR per day. I strongly feel I would benefit from an IR pain killer during the day. I am aware that there is a IR version of Tapenadol although I feel I would get more benefit from 2-3 oxynorms per day to fill the void I've been left with in my pain management. Any1 else feel the same??"

   
7.0

McCannio1888 December 5, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I had shoulder surgery back in July 2015. I was prescribed 50mg every 6 hours for pain. I took it just a couple days because I did not need much of it and the side effect dry mouth drove me insane. Fast forward to November 2015. I'm still experiencing severe pain in my shoulder 9/10. So I started using these sparingly whenever I feel like I want to be pain free. It works great and the dry mouth is worth the pain free time I get."

   
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Mystery shoulder (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 1, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Gave me severe-headache,insomnia, dizzy, confused, this medication is very dangerous I have learned that the hard way stay away!!!!"

   
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Nyc79037 (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2015

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "In 2012, I was in an accident. As a result, I have had 4 surg to my right wrist. I then developed bi-lateral epicondylitis, trigger finger, and myofascial pain syndrome. I have taken a variety of meds without relief. I wasn't able to participate in life or carryout routine tasks. My pain specialist prescribed Nucynta ER 50mg @ 1 tab twice a day (morning & evening. I was also prescribed Nucynta IR 50 mg @ 1-2 tabs up to 4 times per day. The Nucynta ER lowers my pain throughout the day. If I have housework, etc, I can take 1 to 2 Nucynta IR prior to starting the tasks. This gives me the extra relief I need to complete the work. If my pain spikes, I can also take the IR. Nucynta has given me my life back."

   
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Pain no more November 20, 2015

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"I have severe rheumatoid arthritis and pain is something I live with daily and I have tried many different pain killers such as Tramadol, Endone and Jurnista. I have been taking Tapentadol for almost 3 months now, starting on 100mg 2x daily and am currently taking 150mg 2x daily. While it takes the edge off the pain it does not reduce it significantly and most nights after taking the evening tablet I manage to sleep for a few hours but wake in pain when the supposed sustained release tablet has worn off and can not get back to sleep due to high pain levels. I am heading to my GP today hoping for some relief as this really isn't doing the job."

   
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DY01 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 16, 2015

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"This drug is horrible! The researchers and drug company which came up with this drug are sadists. I can't believe this is a schedule 2 opiate. My doctor prescribed this instead of oxycodone yesterday telling me that my body would metabolize this medication better (they did a cheek swap a few weeks ago to see what pain killers would work best). One 100mg tablet gave me the following : Hallucinations, sleeplessness, muscle spasms, back pain, anxiety, and irritability. I took the one tablet early evening yesterday and I haven't slept, and I still see things coming at me from my peripheral vision. Anything with light burns into my eyes and move when closing my eyes! This drug actually harmed me and caused more pain."

   
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Mytwoody October 21, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "This gave me severe anxiety and panic attacks. I thought it would go away but its 16 days on this and getting worse"

   
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Patttt October 20, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I wanted it to work so bad that I almost believed it was working. However, I am an extreme case so I should have known it wasn't. So I looked up the ingredients and laughed at myself for thinking it would work."

   
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Aimez (taken for less than 1 month) October 10, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I Have a cyst along my spine with a messed up disc. The codeine based medicines side effects were terrible. Nucynta 75mg. 3 X day works wonders. I only take it when I do a lot of work which affects my lower back. My wife likes me to take it as I am not as grumpy. Like all medicines some work for certain people and not for others. For me Nucynta and Demoral work best with min. side effects"

   
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Cockfighter September 7, 2015

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"Tapentadol (brand name, Nucynta) is a huge improvement over traditional opioids used to manage severe acute and chronic pain. Like tramadol, it works through multiple modes of action, but is a strong enough medication to manage severe pain. Side effects are minimal. While it reduces pain as well as Oxy Contin, I do not feel high, loopy, drowsy, sick, or like I was losing control. For those in need of strong pain relief, this is a great option because it delivers the needed pain relief, but minimizes the impairment most drugs of this type cause. Note that Nucynta is available only as a brand-name drug (no generic), and is available as both an IR (immediate release) and ER (extended release) pill."

ZapNZs (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 3, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I was not sure about taking this. But. It works. It's the only med that has worked for.me. Thanks CM2015"

   
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Cassy. Melendez August 9, 2015

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "Take it for back pain as needed. 100mg dose. It works but it makes you tired. No pain. Some days I can't even get up cause of my back pain. Only problem is when I don't take it (I try not to use pain meds too much) I get really sick. Maybe its withdrawal. That part isn't fun. But after 3 days or so of not taking it, I'm back to normal"

   
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Jamelt August 8, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I tried at least 15 different medications for severe neuropathy and sciatica pain. No medications help with my pain Nucynta has. I don't understand why is so hard to find, at least in my city."

   
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Mimota (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 25, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "From username you can tell I was a roofer my entire adult life and at the end had a bad fall and burst l1. Had a fusion 5 levels and went back to work for 5 years and had to retire. Started taking nucynta after retiring works well for about 3 hours and pain starts increasing. Much better than other meds as far as side effects after taking it a few days. I don't get all loopy and can thing straight and function normal. Friends say to me they have never seen me act high. They don't even realize I'm taking it. I'm sure if you abuse them it's like the rest. Just take what you need have a life."

   
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1roof (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 5, 2015

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"I was prescribed this medication by my pain management specialist to treat my migraine headaches. I am very limited to what I can take due to allergies to hydrocodone and oxycodone. This medication works better for me than the dilaudid or the talwin I was previously taking. The only bad thing is the horrible itching. Even the Benadryl and phenergan could not stop it."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 24, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I have chronic pain that wraps around the right side of my rib cage and believe it to be nerve/muscular. I was taking Tramadol for many years along with my Lyrica, but the Tramadol just wasn't working anymore. My paid doc replaced the Tramadol with 50 MG Nucynta twice per day. The results are phenomenal - I am basically pain free and able to function fine at work on it with no side effects of any kind. This medicine has improved my quality of life and I can't believe how much better I feel."

   
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SJGDERBYCITY June 22, 2015

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I fell off of a ladder at work and shattered my elbow and slicing my nerves. After 3 surgeries over a year period I was still in a lot of pain. After going through the norco dependence I was finally referred to a pain mgmt doc who first tried Opana to no avail. I was then put on an extended release Fentanyl patch which worked but did not last near long enough between doses. The doc then put me on Nucynta ER tritated up to 250mg x2/day and it has been a godsend. I keeps my pain at bay and doesn't get me high. I will say that it seems to only last 8-10 hours but I have norco to fill the gap. Very happy with Nucynta and I feel like I have my life back. Friends and family say that I am much better to be around as well. Good luck to you!"

   
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Skuzy June 16, 2015

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I have been taking this medication for the better part of a year now in ever increasing doses until reaching the maximum dose of 250mg 2X daily. I have found it does a good job of controlling what I refer to as "lesser" pains. I find general movement is easier, minor physical activities such as walking, driving, showering etc. are less painful. However, it does not do as much for the more "major" pains. More active physical activity such as gardening, house cleaning, etc. are still painful, however the pain is "masked" by the drug and I "pay" for these things later..I have had chronic pain for over 30 years and I do not expect anything will ever make me 100% again, but this drug has made me able to enjoy a few hours a day of comfort"

   
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Rick F (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 16, 2015

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "Was taking 30 - 40 my hydrocodone, and 300 my tramadol a day for lumbar for a min all stenosis, I have 4 herniated disks so to L2. The hydrocodone was just scratching the surface of my pain. My doctor put me on 100 my Nucynta ER X2 a day and it has been so mutch better. Had to stop the tramadol. Still taking the hydrocodone, need to adjust the dose but it has bee much better, almost no side affects. They do only seem to last for 8 Jr so I will talk to my doc about doing 150 my x3 a day."

   
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mmrgreg June 5, 2015

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I take Norco, Methocarbamol, Gabapentin, and Motrin. The pain was still so bad I couldn't take it anymore. I went to pain management and demanded surgery. I told her that I only had about 2 decent hours a day. She asked if I would try Nucynta ER. My mother was completely addicted to morphine before she died, so I am careful not to ever over-medicate. I started with 50mg ER - I was so relieved...it helped so much. No side effects, except maybe dry mouth, but I had that before the Nucynta. After about two years I had to increase dosage to 100mg ER. Still no side effects. At one point the pharmacy couldn't get Nucynta for over a month. I couldn't take any during that month,and I had no withdrawals. The pain came back of course, but that's it !"

   
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Sharonna June 4, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I have CRPS in my left foot. I have a spinal cord stimulator (paddle leads). I have been on pain meds since 7/2013 after an accident. Meds tried through prescription from pain mgmt. Norco, Percocet, Oxycontin, Morphine ER, Butrans and more. Nucynta was prescribed April, 2015. I took it for 1 week. I am a very positive person who is always seeing the good in any situation. Nucynta made me depressed, moody, not wanting to get out of bed, quiet and overall someone I do not want to be. It did aid in my pain control, but I cannot be that person is made me. After being off of it for 2 days, I am back to being my positive self. Would I recommend it? I don't think so."

   
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Ohiofan1974 (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2015

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