We have just been swithched to Nucynta 100mg ER (tapentadol) from a Butrans Patch due to increasing skin site reaction. In a continued response to the diagnoses of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and relief of break through upper back pain which a spinal cord stimulator is not fully managing. Thank you for any response.
Welcome! To answer your question, I couldn't tolerate the nucynta due to my severe reaction to the side effects. However, my daughter is prescribed it for her fibro and finds that it provides fairly good pain relief. The trick is to keep a consistent level of it in your blood and not wait for the pain to start before taking it. It's not nearly as effective that way, but then again, most pain relievers aren't in that instance. I certainly hope it provides you with the relief you're seeking.
Wow! I can hardly believe my eyes! Just today my Dr. told me he was taking me off 20mg Butrans because I literally have chemical burns every place those darn patches hit. They were great for about 6-8 weeks and then these horrible burns started showing up. He asked me to check three medicines to see if my insurance covered them. (1) Opana (2) Exalgo and (3) Nucynta! I have never heard or tried any of them. I have RA and take enbrem and arava. Does anyone have any other feedback on the three meds above? Including side affects? I have to make a decision by Tuesday of next week and I'm really nervous to give up Butrans and hydrocodone because it works - even if its burning me... isn't that crazy!?
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