User Reviews for Tapentadol

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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Tapentadol Review Summary

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231 Ratings with 194 User Reviews

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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."

   
5.0

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

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"Excessively difficult to discontinue tapentadol. Compared to all similar and equally efficacious pain medications regularly used in the US this one is particularly difficult and lengthy to discontinue. You get weeks of non opiate like withdrawal likely related to its non-opiate agonist properties (NE/S/D). Please consider before prescribing."

   
5.0

zephron (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 3, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Lots of nausea"

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2015

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"Didn't help at all."

   
1.0

Bobby Earl (taken for less than 1 month) April 19, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I take both versions, 150 ER twice a day, and one IR once a day. This works for me better than vicodin 10's along with all the other stuff I had to take with them. I used to take 6 a day of vicodin, or ultram 300 and 6 ulram 50 mgs and soma 350 mgs. Now, all I need is the nucynta, sometimes I have pain it doesn't totally control, but, you can't be pain free 24 hours a day no matter what you take. I like that if you forget to take one, or whatever, there isn't any withdrawals for me. Nothing, no insomnia, no illness, it works like an opiate without the hassles. I don't know why it is schedule 2 because to me, it is like a super strong tylenol, you never withdrawal from tylenol. I feel lucky that my doctor chose this to control my pain."

   
9.0

sunshines123 April 15, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Awesome drug with no narcotic hangover. With radiation damage to all the organs that I still have, the pain never goes away. Nucynta (600mg/day has allowed me to have a tolerable life and work much better. Best medicine since vioxx (which was removed from market). My pain level is down to a 6 or 7 now. Very pleased. Much better than traditional opioids that cause highness, mental and go problems. Clear headed on this med."

   
9.0

Born1968 March 22, 2015

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"Excellent alternative to oxycodone/hydrocodone based pain killers. Eliminated the pain very effectively once I got home from my ACL/MCL left knee surgery. I used the 75 mg IR version as needed every 4-6 hours but the pain relief routinely lasted the entire 6 hours. I experienced no nausea or stomach discomfort of any kind. Most importantly to me, while I did feel the usual significant euphoria associated with most prescription narcotics, it was not overwhelming and no dizziness or disorientation accompanied it. This gave me the confidence and therefore the ability to drive safely only three days after my surgery while taking the Tapentadol. Just needed it for 7 days and was easily able to switch to only Ibuprofen and start physical therapy."

   
10

Busbettis (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.My pain was unmanageable.The Rheumatologist tried ultram ,lortab and Percocet.They didn't control my pain.He put me on nucynta IR and It saved my life .I was beginning to have suicidal thoughts.I m so grateful for nucynta !It doesn't make me loopy or unable to concentrate.I'm totally functional.I now have my life back !"

NuWave (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 19, 2015

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I take 50mg ER tablet 2 X daily Once every 12 hours. It gives me an uncomfortable adrenaline rush every so often but otherwise definitely controls my pain levels. I have scoliosis. It is more of nerves in muscle pain and exhaustion."

   
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Sadjeebia (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I was taking Percocet for Facial and Scalp Neuralgia - very similar to Trigeminal Neuralgia 2 (TN2 or ATN) but instead of just face, nearly my whole scalp can have nerve pain. I was referred to a pain control specialists who initially put me on Nucynta ER. It was far less effective then the Percocet. Since I have a history of problems with extended release (ER) versions, I begged them to let me try the IR version instead. VIOLA! Real pain relief. I've been able to lower my overall monthly allotment of pills. I feel so blessed to have such good pain control."

   
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AmyrinPA (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 26, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Been on Nucynta for 2yrs and its been wonderful to control my pain."

   
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beckyarave January 21, 2015

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Switched a while back from Hydrocodone, tramadol, Soma in combination for many years to this Nucynta ER and IR. I take 2 ERs a day and one IR a day. I am thankful for Nucynta, it actually melts the pain away and keeps your mind awake. I don't have to take 8 hydrocodones a day 6 tramadols, and 2 Somas to get relief. I have been with my "new" doctor for about 8 months, and have been on this new combination for 5 or 6 mos. It is nice to only have to take a couple of pills instead of eating them like they are candy to get relief."

   
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pain in the butt December 4, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I had a brain tumor in 2009 and part of it grew into the thalamus in my brain. This left me with a condition diagnosed as "Thalamic pain syndrome". My doctor had prescribed me some Percocet but it was only helping a little. My neurologist put me on some gabapentin as well as nortriptyline. All of these medications helped a little but I was still in pain so my doctor prescribed me Nucynta ER (extended release). Fortunately with the addition of the Nucynta the pain has been manageable. I still use Percocets as needed but at least the pain is under some degree of control. "

   
6.0

asdf;lkjasdf;lkj November 29, 2014

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "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."

   
8.0

graciesmom (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 10, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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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kbs123 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 30, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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. "

   
7.0

Mr.Pone September 15, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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."

   
5.0

amsterl August 16, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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."

   
8.0

Krenzie (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2014

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "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."

   
1.0

Flickagirl62 July 31, 2014

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "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."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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."

   
9.0

JrBobD July 29, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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."

   
7.0

Lucinda Marie (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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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Sstbbb (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2014

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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. "

   
7.0

Pt seven June 11, 2014

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"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."

   
8.0

Unified (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 6, 2014

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