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6.8
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4.3
Summary of Embeda reviews 29 reviews 5.6

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For Chronic Pain "I had been on Avinza then insurance change it to generic the about 8 months ago the option was Embeda. Wow what a change took 2 months to adjust now the pain level is tolerable just wack out of my head, no energy just don't want to do anything but lay around. The main problem is interaction its just no compatible with alot of medications including toradol, allergy medication. I would normally take some 10-325 hydrocodones but the combination is terrible, and where I live smoking weed is legal and it interact's which tell me this product needs to go it the worst med's I have had. I getting off it for good its not a good medication and long term I hate to think what its doing to me."

   
4.0

Viperguy September 21, 2016

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For Chronic Pain ""I have been taking this medicine for only a few days now and have noticed some things that have me very concerned because it was given for pain but I have been experiencing major side effects. The first thing that started was headaches then depression , nausea , stomach aches,feeling of swelling of my legs, feet, ankles, hands and it feels like I'm retaining fluid all over my body,I didn't have these side effects when I was taking Morphine without the extra ingredient like the Ebedea has and now am worried that I am going to be in sever pain as this medication does very little for my pain."

   
1.0

Stays in Pain (taken for less than 1 month) September 16, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Physician changed rx from oxy 10 to embeda 30. This is an effort to reduce CH along with migraines. I feel little results after2 months"

   
7.0

Dick Dick September 14, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "This med has worked a lot better than the 10mg Percocet 4 x daily that I was on before. I take 10mg Percocet cut in half twice daily with the Embeda, it helps while the med has a slow uptake. The first week or so, I was a little bit dizzy and tired. That went away and I have no complaints. The meds work. The Narcan in the pills doesn't bother me or effect the way the meds work for me. I have had bad back problems for 25 years. My S Spine and my L Spine are separated on the right side 4mm and the L spine is pushed forward 2mm. I have had chronic pain half of my life due to this injury. This medicine really helps."

   
10

bkpainmn September 8, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I have numerous spinal conditions including failed lumbar fusion surgery, (L4/L5 fusion) disc collapse at L3/,L4 & L5/S1, osteoarthritis throughout my spine, damaged nerves, spinal fontinal narrowing, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis in my shoulders, knees and hips. I'm also taking spinal nerve blocks and nerve root burnings on 6 levels in my lumbar and sacral spine. I was given theirs and was told I'd never had anything "this strong"for pain. I absolutely get no relief from this medication and I'm not a drug seeking patient. I am a mom to 4 children, my youngest is 3 and has special needs due to a chromosome duplication. All I want is to feel somewhat normal without being so messed up I'm not aware of what's going on around me."

   
1.0

Aumomma24 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 23, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I've been on this joke for medication for 3 months now because the doctor refused to change me from it while I was going through diagnostic procedures and finally nerve ablation. It's never helped my pain. It's given me severe headaches, made me irritable, I've gained 30lbs on it, had swelling in my legs and arms and also really has affected my moods and my patience level. I've begged for a change or an increase but was told he wanted me to stay where I was until after the ablation. Well had that 2 weeks ago, since then I've had major increases in pain, a headache that hasn't stopped since the procedure, hip pain (That wasn't there before the procedure). I'm on a low dose for this, I don't think I need a break through pain thru med."

   
1.0

Aumomma23 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 29, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Helps a good deal with pain related to cancer. But it makes my so sleepy. Other than that and loss of appetite not many side effects."

   
8.0

MrsCStone (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Chronic Pain Patient for 20 years and am now 48. This medicine works great as long as I have the 2 per day 30mg IR Morphine to take in case of break through pain but I cut those in half to only take 25mg when the break through pain isn't to bad. I have found Embeda to work really good for me and doesn't make me feel all doped up."

   
8.0

MissyH1968 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 24, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Complicated history; 2 different genetic mutations causing multiple disorders, polyarticular gout, pseudogout with calcium crystals in all joints, 3 level neck fusion, 4 back surgeries. The last lumbar surgery caused a blood clot in the spine; loss of bowel and bladder control, severe arthritis with damaged joints, Paget's disease of the bone, etc. Been on MS ER since the 4th failed surgery but had to change doctors. The new Doc put me on Embeda and it is awful. Headache within the hour, withdrawal symptoms within 3-4 hours, sweating and leg cramps, nausea, constipation but worse of all no pain relief. After being on a regimen that worked since 2003, with the flap about abuse doctors are afraid of Morphine."

   
1.0

Old beat-up RN (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 30, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "my dr changed me from morphine to embeda and I hurt worse than ever.it doesn't work for me at all plus I sweat profusely and severe constipation and itching. I thought this was gonna help me have a better life. Wrong its done nothing but make me worse.so good luck people.i feel for u chronic pain patients.it seems to help people who have lite pain not chronic."

   
1.0

horsebreaker (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 17, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Being prescribed several opiates over the years after surgical operations. Last medication prescribed was OxyCodone 30mg. Had to get a new Doc at pain management and Embeda was prescribed to me. I am still having severe pain. I am also prescribed Neurotin 600mg. Am I the only one who feels bad? Especially switching from a strong opiate to Embeda?"

   
1.0

Mway March 12, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "Just started"

Morphperk February 26, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I have been taking this medicine for several months now and I have noticed some things that have occurred which is making me very scared because it is messing with my body in a very bad way! The first thing that started was the headaches then the rest started showing up daily like depression , nausea , stomach aches, swelling of my legs, feet, ankles, hands it's like I'm retaining fluid all over my body, blurred vision, nose bleeds! I haven't read up on the side effects yet but I'm sure I'm not going to be surprised if it's on the list.I didn't have these side effects when I was taking Morphine without the extra ingredient like the Ebedea has and now my Insurance will only pay for this medication and it cost $1300 a month!!"

   
5.0

Confused on what to do! January 25, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "This medication has changed my life. I have suffered from osteoarthritis for the past ten years. I had a complete knee replacement 5 months ago and even though the surgery went well, the recovery is long and difficult. I have taken Narco 5mg from time to time and Cymbalta, Nucynta, Tramadol and over the counter meds. Nothing helped. I have been on the Embeda for two weeks and I can finally feel normal. I take the 20mg Embeda and I am very pleased."

   
10

DKKing May 19, 2015

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For Pain "I have L4 & L5 degenerated bone to bone with spurs and stenosis. Definitive nerve damage down both legs. Doctor started me on hydrocodone 10 mg x4 plus Soma 350mg x3/day. Put me on 20/1.2 Embeda for 4 months, then upped dose to 50/2.0 mg. Very seldom do I take Vicodin or Soma anymore. I can actually work at my job as a fabricator/machinist with little or no pain and no drowsiness or getting angry. Kind of got my life back, and I can ride the Harley with no worry of long-trip pains."

   
9.0

gwbeatme February 9, 2011

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For Pain "I been taking different types of strong pain medicines for years, due to a bad neck injury. In October, my doctor put me on this, I had no side effects, and feel like myself again. Since 1997, I also was taking antidepressants and muscle relaxers. I am off all that now. I take one 80mg a day, which I am going to start dropping dosage, as the weather warms to see how I feel."

   
10

Anonymous February 7, 2011

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For Pain "I have been very impressed. I was taking 10-12 Norco on a daily basis for pain control. This is my third week and I am now taking the 30 mg. I am taking very little Norco now for breakthrough pain. I am less groggy and have better concentration. It did take about a week to get used to the new medicine. All I wanted to do was sleep for that week. Now the only issue is the constipation which is brutal. Although some Senna and Miralax work well. I am actually thrilled with how much better I feel. It is like suddenly waking up and being alive to participate in life again. WOW"

   
9.0

so cal gal January 15, 2011

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For Pain "I have had chronic back and neck pain for several years and have tried almost all pain medicines, my last was Percocet 10mg 6 times a day along with Flexaril 20mg 4 times a day. Now I take 2 Embeda 20mg a day and feel great. So far I have not had any side effects."

   
9.0

Anonymous November 13, 2010

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For Pain "Great pain medication. I was on morphine immediate release 6 15mg a day, am on Embeda 20mg and now take 2 immediate release. The immediate release was not working for me at all, now I have great pain control. As for feeling tired etc. Took the medicine for at least a week, all those side effects went away for me. "

   
9.0

Anonymous October 19, 2010

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For Pain "Not impressed. I was on Embeda, but found it had absolutely no effect on me whatsoever for my pain. I have a back injury that I have had for years, and I am in chronic pain. While on Embeda, there was NO relief, except that it would put me to sleep from the drowsiness that it causes."

   
3.0

Anonymous October 10, 2010

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For Pain "Embeda has changed my life. I can actually walk, sweep, do normal things again."

   
10

Kelleejo August 23, 2010

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For Pain "I began using Embeda about a month ago for chronic pain. I have had 2 back surgeries and 2 shoulder surgeries due to a severe case of early onset degenerative arthritis, combined with an autoimmune disorder. Before the Embeda I was taking Percocet for pain management, but it left me feeling irritable when the medication wore off. The Embeda has worked GREAT for me. I am on 20-0.8MG every 24 hours. I like it because I don't get a "high" feeling and when it wears off I don't feel irritable. It does cause me increased sweating and constipation and some mild itching, but the trade-off is worth it. It has worked so well for me that I feel like I have my life back."

   
9.0

Anonymous August 12, 2010

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For Pain "I was taking oxycodone 15mg every 3 to 4 hours. My doctor tried me on Embeda 20mg. It lasted about 4 hours and I still needed about 4 oxycodone tablets per day. He upped my dose to the 50mg capsule. It works great and have not needed my breakthrough medicines at all. I'm a pharmacist and the Naloxone is not released. It only comes out if you crush the pills. It's to avoid abusers looking for a quick high. Used correctly, you will NOT get any Naloxone (opioid antagonist). "

   
10

DrWildebeest July 24, 2010

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For Pain "My doctor switched me to a pain clinic after years of treating my back pain. I went from 4 x 7.5mg Lortab to 20mg Embeda and 2 x 7.5mg Lortab today. After reading this site, I realize why my pain has increased as the Embeda has an opiate blocker. Thanks for the info. I go to the doctor tomorrow and intend to discuss this. I have had two fusions in my lower back that only had limited success. I only want and this may sound corny but I need to have my life back with pain control. I have nerve damage along with bone pain (arthritis). I am only 50 years old. There has got to be something out there that will work that will allow me to return to work and manage my pain."

   
3.0

Anonymous April 26, 2010

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For Pain "My doctor switched me from MS Cotin 10 mg 3 times a day to Embeda 50-2mg 2 times a day. I am in continous pain now. It is not working for me. I have only been taking it for 3 weeks now and I don't know if it takes awhile to for my body to accept the change or what. I go to the doctor next week and I'll see what he says about it."

   
1.0

Badsidemom7 March 21, 2010

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