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Xartemis XR User Reviews & Ratings

Xartemis XR has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from a total of 5 reviews on 75% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.

  • Dean
  • April 17, 2014

For Chronic Pain "Today was my first dose around noon, then the second dose around 5:30 pm. I have to confess, I was a bit nervous about taking this med. I get panic attacks when trying new meds, especially because I could not find any patient reviews anywhere on the internet - I guess I am the first. Also, the large size and bright blue color did intimidate me. I have chronic pain from fibromyalgia, herniated discs in my neck and back, and now battling kidney stones. So far, I have had no pain today and also have more energy than I have had in the last 6 months. Before, I was on Percocet 10mg and Mscontin 15mg, but I had to change my PM doc, and she took my meds away and gave me Xartemis instead. If the rest of my days go as this one, I think I will stay on this medication."

8 / 10
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  • Fu-Fu
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 23, 2015

For Chronic Pain "This medication was given to me for fibromyalgia and severe lower back pain. 2 pills every 12 hrs. A wonderful medication. Lasts 12 hours and doesn't give you highs and lows. It's very smooth. Wonderful for nights because most of the 4 hours meds did not last thru the night and I would wake up. I love this medication and recommend it to all pain sufferers. I would like them to take out the 325 tynenol."

9 / 10
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  • Tonya
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 2, 2014

For Chronic Pain "Began taking this after crushing my foot in a rollover car accident. My injury is long term, requiring multiple surgeries and lots of metal to put me back together again. This injury has been painful day and night, non-stop for months-I nearly reached a breaking point when my foot became infected. The pain was unbearable. This happened right around the time Xartemis came out. My doctor switched me from regular Percocet to Xartemis and I finally got relief! Plus only taking 4 pills a day simplified things a lot. I was skeptical but I am very pleased with it overall. As with any opiate I'm concerned for the long term but my circumstances require it right now."

8 / 10
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  • Cajun...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • August 12, 2019

For Chronic Pain "I took Xartemis XR for 3+ years. I very much appreciate how it did not interfere with my work. I am a teacher and not willing to take anything with negative effects on me, how I teach or on my students. While taking it 2x per day, I simply began to notice I was not thinking about the pain all the time as I had been. Not noticing it sometimes - amazing! I think the extended release aspect of it eliminates feeling extreme highs and lows somehow. The only issue now is I changed doctors and no one wants to prescribe it because of the active ingredient. It is immediately dismissed and, oddly, they prescribe medications that are known to impair performance. I was uncomfortable with my original doctor so I will not go back. After three back surgeries, so far, I only have aspirin or advil which do not work as well but I keep hoping doctors become better educated about this version of this medication and understand how it works."

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  • Liz...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 16, 2015

For Pain "I have recurrent back pain, and I'm currently experiencing an acute episode of back pain and sciatica. I was referred to a pain management doctor, who switched me from 40 mg Percocet per day to 30 mg Xartemis XR per day in the hopes that I could sleep through the night and wake up without extreme pain. After a week, I had to see him again because the medication is supposed to last 12 hours, but it starts to wear off after about 6 hours, and it doesn't relieve the pain well even when it is in effect. He gave me a prescription for 10 mg Percocet to take twice a day as breakthrough medication, so now I'm taking a higher daily dose with less effective relief. I'm asking about other options at my next appointment."

5 / 10
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