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Tapentadol review summary

7.0/10 Average Rating

210 Ratings with 173 User Reviews

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

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7.0

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.

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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): 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): 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

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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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): 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

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): 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): 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): 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): 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

Review by Backpainer man (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Gave it a try but side effects too much, I was a Meercat with the super anxiety and insomnia. No pain relief, next morning heart lungs working overtime. Paracetamol was much more effective with less side effects.

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December 14, 2013 1:53 PM

Review by patria501:

Nucynta (tapentadol): Excellent to treat severe back pain. My surgeon recommend Nucynta after trying almost every pill and nothing worked, except for Nucynta.

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November 24, 2013 7:17 AM

Review by half dead dave (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Nucynta (tapentadol): I'm taking 75 mg qid,or severe spinal degeneration as well as other issues. In the past I used dilaudid, percocet, and m.s. contin. Works great for pain but I am more tired than with other drugs. My insurance company denied approval, so I faxed them a letter explaining why I needed it and they approved it 10 minutes after the fax was sent. Thank God !!

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November 12, 2013 1:56 PM

Review by Jules1925:

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8.0

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): Well today I got prescribed Nucynta...I just need to know how good it is and plus my Dr gave me percocets for break through...I just need to know if the Nucynta really works.. Im tired of waking up and having to take a percocet and 2 in the morn...Please help to let me know...Thank you!:)

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November 7, 2013 8:04 PM

Review by PaddyO Furniture:

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9.0

Nucynta (tapentadol): My Pain mgt. doctor switched me from Demerol to Nucynta for break-through pain of chronic migraines. Surprisingly, I found it to be effective, but I noticed from the start that it greatly diminished my language skills: reading, writing, and speaking. As per doctor's orders I stayed in bed while under the effects of Nucynta so this weird side effect didn't cause me any issues. Until...After using it for 15 months, I found my language skills to be extremely loopy, creating comments from friends and neighbors, DAYS after taking Nucynta. That scared me and my doctor immediately took me off this medicine when I finally advised her of the language problem it presented. I could be reading a sentence and forget a word's meaning.

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October 24, 2013 2:25 AM

Review by Islandtommy (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

I have Adhesive Arachnoiditis which causes constant severe pain. I had been on many different medications including Oxy. I asked my dr to find a medication that would help with the pain and Most importantly NOT give me the "high" sensation. Nucynta 250 ER and Nucynta IR 50mg for break through pain has work wonders!! It doesn't eliminate my pain but it keeps it at a tolerable level. I have very few side effects. The most noticeable is breaking out in sweats. For no specific reason I will start sweating profusely while in an air conditioned environment. Other than that I get a little drowsy sometimes. Nucynta has been a life saver!!

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October 22, 2013 10:58 AM

Review by SprGdGrl74:

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9.0

Nucynta (tapentadol): I have been taking Nucynta for about 2 years now. This medicine seems to be helping with my back pain. I started at the low dose of 50mg then went to 75mg and am now taking 100mg every 4-5 hrs as well as taking the 100mg Extended Release tablets every 12 hrs. They work great although my only complaint would be that they make me sweat profusely when doing any activity that includes work. I even start to pour sweat when just sitting after 1 hour of taking it. As well it makes me very tired. I find myself trying hard to keep my eyes open when I'm sedentary.

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October 17, 2013 7:40 PM

Review by Jayce2002:

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5.0

Nucynta (tapentadol): I started Nucynta 100mg 3x/day because I have severe back problems. Norcos/Vicodin were not working. First day I was on it, it took about an hour to kick in (about 12am I got my prescription at 11pm). I had had bizarre/violent dreams. I took it before work (I didn't drive) and I have a desk job. I spent most of the day drooling. Day 2 great night sleep, no bizarre dreams fell asleep no problem. Went to work and was hot and sweaty (the office was at 69 degrees and it was raining), worst dry mouth you could imagine. No appetite and drank a ton of water. Day 3 diarrhea, sweaty, no appetite. As for the pain management it worked better than Vicodin but I still feel a burning.

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October 10, 2013 3:48 AM

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