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Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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Tapentadol Review Summary

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237 Ratings with 200 User Reviews

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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."

   
9.0

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!"

   
10

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"

   
6.0

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."

   
8.0

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 !"

   
10

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."

   
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."

   
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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. "

   
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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. "

   
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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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