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User Reviews for Tapentadol

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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6.9/10 Average Rating

275 Ratings with 234 User Reviews

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "Mood swings 8-10x @day very bad to to the point checking out hit me 4-5 x @ day.NO THANKS keep it nucynta def not for me.?"

   
1.0

Bear5519 (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I have three herniated discs in my lower back. I started taking Nucynta after I built up a tolerance of other pain killers (Codine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone). If I take a whole pill, it puts me to sleep, the pain goes away but my face and neck itch, this can last 6 hours. I have found if I take half a pill, it takes the edge off the pain and there's no itching and I don't feel sleepy; I can work and even drive. I take these halves every 5 hours until I know the pain subsides.I'm on and off these pills; never had other side effects. I don't take them long enough (maybe 2-4 days) to get addicted."

   
8.0

AndrewSCski (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 7, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I'm not sure why this medication is considered a schedule II 'narcotic'. Perhaps having been prescribed Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, and Fentanil in the past is a factor in forming this opinion, but I have been fortunate enough to find a specialist willing to treat fibromyalgia-related pain with Nucynta. This medication does not give me any of the usual negative opioid side effects, nor the weird SSRI/SNRI type mental side effects of Tramadol. Nausea is rare and possibly unrelated, no itching, or lack of mental clarity. I can see why it would be inadequate for post-surgical or trauma-induced pain but it works perfectly for my current state of managing physical therapy after a long period of inactivity."

   
10

GhettoPharmacologist (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 1, 2016

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "Broke every bone in left foot crushed ! knee injuries left knee replaced last yr shoulder this yr it sucks getting old but nuycynta is a god sent miracle i wish ins would cover the regular not the time release i slept much better on regular for 2 yrs oh well rules"

   
10

Spanky fl (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 27, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I have only been on nucyta for about a week I think like It the hot flashes I'm hoping will pass in time as well as the morning withdrawal so so good"

stuff it! April 22, 2016

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I've got very severe osteoarthritis on 100% of my spine. a ruptured disk at L2 that even the best Neurosurgeons told me they couldn't fix because of all the holes in my vertebrae from the osteoarthritis so fusion won't work either. So, I've been on 15mg of Roxicodone 4 times a day for the last 6 years. Today my Dr and I decided to try a combo of 2 drugs, Nucynta 100mg and Hysingla ER 60mg Haven't taken any Roxi today just to see if the Nucynta ER helps any, and it does but not as good as the Roxi. Having to wait on the Hysingla ER until Friday. I'll report back on this after I get those and use for a week,"

StevieJ (taken for less than 1 month) April 19, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Was put on this by my PD for around the clock pain relief. At first it seemed to work fine with minimal sides. The ER that I was on definitely didn't last anywhere close to what the company claims in their literature. Could feel it wearing off after just 3 hrs. Sides were minimal but the hot feeling that some have mentioned here started becoming very annoying, and that was only with the 100's. Mentioned this to my PD and all she did was put me on a higher dose - something tells me she must be getting huge kickbacks from Janssen, the mfr."

   
6.0

slayer88 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 15, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I was prescribed this medication because I'm allergic to some of the more common pain killers. I took it a total of 2 weeks, daily as prescribed. I had horrible hallucinations became severely depressed, had insomnia and I felt like every ounce of joy was sucked out of my body. I had the strangest experiences with this medication. I felt like I left my body. Once, I saw myself jumping off the balcony. I was clearly hallucinating. It was the worst experience from a medication I've ever had. I was extremely distraught but, had no idea why. My husband freaked out and rushed me to the doctor. I was told that it was side effects of the medication. I had to be weaned off of it by a dr. Even under the Dr's care, I had horrible withdrawal sympto"

   
1.0

kadeedid (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2016

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"It helped me alot ..."

   
8.0

Akii (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 24, 2016

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I have Chronic Lyme disease. I was on every pill too! My pain doc put me on 150 mg of Nucyenta ER 2x daily and 50 mg of Nycyenta IR. First time in a long time that I am pain free!!"

   
10

Lymiegreenie March 21, 2016

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I had 17 surgeries on hands,arms,elbows,and shoulders,11 on the right side the rest on left side, I have very chronic pain nerve damage on both hands elbows,arms and shoulders, I take 1 nucynta and 2 Roxicodone every 6 hour,the pain is about a 10 real bad and when I take this meds goes down to around 5 or 6,it helps a lot, I would recommend this, I'm disable it help me to function wish it would help more but doesn't have to much side effects, I've been taking them for a few years you get some nausea but take sofran for that, what I don't like is the government trying to tell us to cut down, I take 4 nucyntas and 6 Roxicodone a day,thats the most I can cut down to,because of my chronic pain,the people that are hurt are the ones that suffer."

   
5.0

steven1012 March 10, 2016

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "There has never been a medication that helped to alleviate my pain like Nucyenta ER."

   
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Jscrdh83 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 3, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "pain doc just switched me to nucynta ER 150 mg - twice daily...after making the rounds of other meds. I was on 4mg dilaudid before this - morphine, oxycodone - all losing some of their effect after a while; but, they ALL worked better than this tapentadol stuff. I am a cancer survivor with a host of other conditions - arthritis, carpal tunnel, cervical neuropathy and lower back pain. Not only is it having no effect on the pain - I can't sleep - have pounding headache and now can't urinate at all (enlarged prostate). don't like this med at all..."

   
1.0

ROBERT APY (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I got nucynta after I had surgery on my hand. I severed tendons and the recovery was awful. I was given Norco and then also nucynta. The 2nd night I took the nucynta I started to feel strange. My heart was racing and I felt panicky. My bf asked me if I was okay and I couldn't answer him. I stared at him because I was trying to not have a panic attack. The feeling I felt is hard to explain. I just knew something was wrong and I was having some kind of reaction. Finally I asked him to take me to hospital. Once on the freeway I had a hallucination. I saw a 20 ft tall figure on the side of the road. I swear on my life. No other drugs were involved.. I don't drink and have never had this happen before. I was okay a few hrs later but it was scary!"

   
1.0

d91689 February 26, 2016

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Just average"

   
6.0

M814 February 10, 2016

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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 have been in constant pain for 17years (since I was 12) RSD, Chronic Migraine, Fibromyalgia, myofacial pain syndrome, sjogrens, and several other things. Tried everything to manage the pain and gain some of my life back. The only thing I found that helps is Nucynta. I have been on it for about 4 years, (1) 100mg tablet every 4 hours. It's a love/hate relationship. It's the only thing that helps my pain, but I hate waking up every morning going through withdrawal bc I've been on it so long. I tried the ER but it wasn't as effective. I know it's not good to be on it for so long but I'm at a loss for any other options to try, and it really does help me be more functional than I was without it. Besides the withdrawal I have not had side effects"

   
8.0

PitBullMommy (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 26, 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!!!!"

   
1.0

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."

   
8.0

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."

   
6.0

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

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