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User Reviews for Tapentadol

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: "I have had multiple different surgeries, and live with chronic pain. I've been taking three Percocet 5-325 MG per day. The pain control, would only last for around 3-5 hours. The constipation that comes along with the above med, were unreal. I then ended up forming stage three hemorrhoids, and had to have a Hemorrhoidectomy, which was the worst! The pain medicine also made my depression worse, which I did not need! My pain clinic doctor, recommend Nucynta ER 50 MG, every twelve hours. There were two benefits, in taking Nucynta ER 50 MG: first, it was around the clock, pain control; and secondly, it eliminated my hard stool, and constipation. It was increased to 100 MG because of my pain levels. I was still dealing with breakthrough pain, and was given Oxycodone 5 MG, but once again, it caused more depression, and constipation, immediately! I’m going to have to stop taking the oxycodone, and talk to my pain clinic doctor about increasing my dosage of nucynta to 150 MG x 2 per day."

   
10

PES (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "Does not help my pain at all."

PeeWee Pony (taken for less than 1 month) July 9, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: "Just started taking this, was on Oxycodone 10/325 4 times a day, was willing to give it a shot. Its horrible. I keep wanting to throw up all day long, it feels like I am going thru withdrawals, foggy as heck, missing work. Never had these issues before. They are making the opioid issue so bad that people who really need the pain meds are having to take things like this. I have had 4 neck surgeries so far, the pain is ridiculous. before I found the Oxy I was barely able to move around, once I got on that regiment I was able to work everyday, function like normal, now I'm back to just feeling sick every day, foggy as heck, not wanting to do anything, just cry. This sucks."

   
1.0

tired of it (taken for less than 1 month) July 6, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: "After several ER drugs for pain that I have been prescribed, this has been the most effective with NO side effects."

larabe (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 26, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "All it did was make me stutter. Weak, how could they call this medicine. Does not alleviate any pain."

   
1.0

Longisl631 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 23, 2018

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For Pain: "Definitely not the best pain reliever, but once the dose is worked out, works ok. Too high made me very "foggy headed". At the correct dose, I experienced a relaxed slightly sedated feeling for several hours. Seems to have a dosage ceiling, above which, pain relief stops and side effects increase. I've taken both IR and ER forms and both seem to work ok. Although considered an opiate, did not seem to help at all with dope sickness, FYI"

   
7.0

AvgJoe (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 22, 2018

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For Pain: "I have been on Palexia 150 mg twice a day for about 2 and a half years for severe neck, thoracic and lumbar pain after a car accident. Surgery is not an option unfortunately due to amount of spinal degeneration. I have also been prescribed Fentanyl 25mg patches and OxyContin prior to palexia but became tolerant to these. Switching to Palexia was very difficult and the withdrawal and pain very difficult for 2 weeks. I persevered and am glad l did. Pain is now better controlled and tolerance builds much slower and l still get some decent pain relief. Give it some time if switching. I almost gave up thinking it wasn’t working but l now realise that l was withdrawing from other meds and it takes time to build up in your system and start working. I have some side affects at times. Headache, tiredness, sweating and a bit of nausea but still better than being in severe pain 24/7."

   
7.0

Ruby (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 22, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "I was taking 15mg oxycodone & 15mg OxyContin ER, my dr just switched my meds to Belbuca film & 75mcg Nucynta ER WHICH IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!! My insurance company doesn’t pay for it! $100 for 14 days of it! Neither of the meds work, they make me very tired, dizzy, headaches, The doctor said I wouldn’t have withdrawals but that’s a lie. I have zero pain relief! Complete waste of money! It has more bad side effects than good things about it!! Especially when you read on it & that’s what it first says. Please be careful."

   
1.0

Mt (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "I've been on Nucynta ever since it first came out has been working great but now the insurance company won't pay for it supposedly because I take too many mg's of opiods a day. I've been taking two 150mg's of Nucynta ER a day and one 10mg of oxycodone a day for years ...now they want to screw it all up...."

   
8.0

eggman (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 16, 2018

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For Pain: "Of all the drugs I've had, Palexia was the best except for odd dreams at night and a little bit of nausea. I was on Lyrica but prefer the Palexia as it doesn't have a mind altering affect for me and reduces the pain to a tolerable level."

tj June 6, 2018

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For Pain: "I got switched from Oxycodone 10mg (5x a day) to this garbage last week for a 20-week trial. Something to do with a 4-pill daily limit. My Nucynta dosage is 75 mg, 4x a day. I will call it maybe 20% effective over Oxycodone or Percocet. I also have the anxiety, restlessness and a headache now and then. I am calling my doctor today to get me off this with some luck. DO NOT try to take 1.5 or 2 of these and drive a car or operate machinery. AND it costs me $75 for a trial of 60 pills with insurance."

   
1.0

SS396GUY (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2018

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For Pain: "Hi there I started this drug palexia (UK brand of tapentadol) only 2 days ago. I used to take codiene at a dose of 8 a day maybe more and they weren't working and so I find myself addicted to the codiene. Three days ago I was put on the new drug palexia. So far it's been really good. I'm only on 50mg. It takes a little time to work. I've had no side affects what so ever. It helps me sleep at night. And takes the pain away. But for only a short time. But other than that. So far so good."

   
7.0

Doofy May 30, 2018

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For Pain: "I have chronic arthritis and insulin resistance and have had several operations. Use to be extremely active until 5 years ago when the pain just got too much! I needed a medication that is kidney friendly and my doctor put me on Palexia SR 50mg (tapentadol). I have only been taking this medication for short time but I noticed the benefits straight away. I now sleep well at night, movement is so much better and I feel great. I have noticed my hands are a bit more swollen than normal, I perspire a lot at night and it doesn't take away all the pain but I now have more movement and not vomiting because the pain is so bad."

Jo (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2018

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For Pain: "Have been prescribed these from a Dr for chronic pain to my shoulder after a reconstruction. This med is absolutely weak for me but may work for others ."

   
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Rodney Rebeard (taken for less than 1 month) April 27, 2018

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For Pain: "Most ineffective and pointless drug"

   
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Toni (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2018

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For Pain: "This is a wonder medicine when other meds don't work for moderate to severe pain I use it for breakthrough pain in "chronic myofascial pain syndrome""

   
8.0

raddoc (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: "I have been on pain meds for 8 years due to multiple problems, as well as 2 auto immune diseases. I swear some of y’all gotta be paid reps for this drug-Nucynta-cause your so-called “experiences” of amazingness is the exact complete opposite of what I have endured while on this BOGUS medicine. Either that, or y’all had been on Aleve or Motrin for pain, and your doc prescribed the Nucynta and it’s now a wonder drug for you “compared to an OTC pain med.” cause this junk is just that-a placebo that does NOT help anyone with legit pain, who also has a “tolerance” to narcotic pain meds. There is absolutely no possible way this med is helping anyone except the pharmacy reps, doctors, and Big Pharma companies that are actually pushing this rubbish on legit pain patients. Y’all have lost your minds. You’ve been warned. It’s horrible. For pain relief I give it ZERO stars out of 5."

   
1.0

Dani4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 26, 2018

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For Pain: "Just started this drug and it makes me feel like I've had speed. I googled speed effects and its exactly same. Still have pain and I can't sleep at night. Does anyone else feel the same"

   
4.0

Vic (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2018

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For Pain: "Have been on tapentadol for two weeks to help manage pain in regards to abdominal surgery. Pain management is good but I look forward to finishing these drugs as I have had bad dreams since starting them. Really unpleasant dreams."

   
7.0

Tv256 (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: "Was on Opana ER 20mg twice a day with oxy 5mg 1-3 times a day. Was doing well, not using the IR very much. Pain clinic Doctor no longer issuing prescriptions for Opana. I was put on Nucynta 100mg twice a day in place of Opana. The last five days have been very difficult. I can't sleep, literally. I have zero appetite and have to force myself to eat some crackers and cheese. The medication wears off after 8-9 hours with strong withdrawal symptoms. So I have to take break through Meds just to calm the withdrawal. My hands shake and I feel so weird. Like depression. I can't take this medication any longer. I believe our bodies all react differently to medications and for me, this is not a good fit."

   
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Niecy (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2018

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For Pain: "I'm 32 and have lived with undiagnosed chronic neck, shoulder pain for the majority of my life. This has been the first medication that I get pain relief from . About 80% of the time it does an amazing job. I take the instant release and the slow release tablets. The only thing I've noticed is a slight hungover/headache feeling once the drug wears off but you get over that easily compared to the chronic pain attacks. Really helped and will continue to use."

   
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Jkfuhrmann85 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 28, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: "Nucynta is a miracle drug for me. I have a condition that caused defects in almost every vertebrae, rib and more. I’ve been in severe pain all my life and tried almost every pain med on the market with little relief and horrible side effects. I’ve been on Nucynta for five years and nothing else comes close in terms of pain relief. Before Nucynta, I was in bed almost 24/7 and required help dressing, washing etc. Now I can do my own care, and I can go out on good days. The only side effects for me are increased heart rate and short term memory issues when the IR medication “peaks.” I have no GI issues, and I am alert and clearheaded. My dose is 150mg ER 2x a day, and 100mg IR 3x a day and it hasn’t changed in 3 years. I don’t build a tolerance like I did with other opioids. When I first started I got serotonin syndrome, so they took me off of all other seratonin drugs. I haven’t had any issues since, but it is a dangerous reaction so people should know the symptoms."

   
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TinyValkyrie (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 21, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "After being diagnosed with Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) four years ago, I have been prescribed everything from Tramadol, Butrans Patches to Percocet. It was difficult to figure out which combination of meds would work best for me. Two years ago, I had a SCS (spinal cord stimulator) implanted. It helped but it did not take the pain away. After being on Oxy and Percocet for years, I spoke with my pain management doctor to change drugs. I started on Nucynta (50 mg 4x a day) along with MS Contin and Lyrica. This combination has effectively controlled my pain. I recently decreased my dosage to 2x a day."

Kjjdorsey (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 11, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "I've been on this medication for 2yrs now. I'm status-post mastectomy and reconstruction. 2013- I was taking narcotics for severe pain. This drug was recommended to me by a pain management physician. He started me off at 150mg twice daily. After 1 yr. I knew I needed to start to wean myself off these pain medications. I'm currently taking 100mg twice daily. My pain is getting less and less. I'm going to see my pain specialist next week and ask for another lower dose. Not sure if these drug comes in 75mg."

   
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Bird50 February 10, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: "Best prescription for my pain"

   
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Safety Dan February 8, 2018

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