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6.9/10 Average Rating

186 Ratings with 149 User Reviews

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Review by kbs123 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

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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September 30, 2014 2:21 PM

Review by Mr.Pone:

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7.0

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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September 15, 2014 12:42 AM

Review by amsterl:

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5.0

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.

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August 16, 2014 1:41 PM

Review by Krenzie (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

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.

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August 8, 2014 1:55 AM

Review by JrBobD:

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9.0

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.

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July 29, 2014 7:20 PM

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

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7.0

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

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

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 Sammie010mg:

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10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 geo 7:

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10

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

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

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 patria501:

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

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 PaddyO Furniture:

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9.0

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 SprGdGrl74:

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9.0

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

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

Review by CNB411 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

I have been on the same dose of tapentadol and tramadol for 2 years for atypical trigeminal neuralgia with no development of tolerance. Limited gastrointestinal side effects and no CNS side effects. The medication has not lost any efficacy and has been more effective for my pain than Duragesic (fentanyl) 25mcg patches. With the Nucynta savings program I pay only $25 a month for 120 tablets.

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September 18, 2013 8:28 PM

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