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User Reviews for Tapentadol systemic

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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For Pain: "Perplexia sr was given to me for severe back pain and spasms associated with damage discs and the side effects were terrible! Diarrhea and nervousness, weakness, chest pain and trouble sleeping; and pain was eased at all! I don’t recommend anyone be on this one. I was on 100mg of perplexia slow release and taking it caused more trouble than help."

   
1.0

Cat (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2018

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For Pain: "Been taking 50mg tramadol SR 1 x day for 8 mths lower back pain. Switched to tapentadol 50 SR 2 x day Have had no sickness but this pain relief is less effective than the tramadol so Dr put me back on tramadol but increase to 100mg x 1 .. Hope it works"

   
3.0

Snoopybe December 21, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "This is a narcotic......I took it one time and said no way!! I was so high I almost fell off the step stool. Slept for hours. Literally stoned... I was. That is not a way to treat pain. Sorry, it might help with the pain cuz you're asleep and don't feel it. There has to be a better way to treat pain then narcotics. People are dying everyday because of the opioids. Why are we still giving them out?"

   
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Kt December 21, 2018

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For Pain: "I was on tramadol I have bad tremors so he changed to palexia as I have chronic back and oesteo arthritis I only took it for two days as it has lactose in it I kept running to the toilet have gone back to taking tramadol as it wasn't helping my pain"

   
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Wobby (taken for less than 1 month) December 10, 2018

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For Pain: "This is the worst drug ever. I was prescribed it for my chronic lower back pain. The first 2 rounds were great for pain relief. The 3rd round was the worst. My back pain was so bad I could hardly move after getting out of bed, until I took my next dose, then the pain went. The next morning it was back pain, wrist, knee, ankle and finger pain. It was awful. I can see how people can get hooked on this poison, if they aren't aware of what is going on. I have never experienced pain like it, even before my first back surgery. Stay off this stuff !! Google before you use it if you absolutely have to take it."

   
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Di (taken for less than 1 month) November 29, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "Been on nucynta 100mg every 4 hours (max 5/day) with moderate effect. I have a synthetic disc in my back (injury from catching a seizing patient- I’m An RN) and an autoimmune disease that is affecting my nervous system so I have neuropathy everywhere. Nucynta helps with muscle pain as well as nerve pain. I take gabapentin 800mg four times a day along with baclofen for spasm and have had no problems. I’m also on 2 antidepressants (this disease process has also affected my mood and cognitive function) and an anxiolytic. Nucynta helps as much as any other med I’ve been on (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl)."

   
7.0

Devon (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 27, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "Taking 150 mg every 8 hrs. This was to replace 15 mg morphine ER twice a day and 10 mg Oxy every 4 hrs. I get the queasy stomach and the constipation but ZERO pain relief. I think the pharma co's put this out so people think they care. Waste of time and money"

   
1.0

FLkeys (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 25, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "This is the most dangerous drug on the market I was on it for ten years ninety pills a month and still needed more. I was told by doctor it was non addictive. I have written letters to the FDA and I am going to my congress man to try and get this drug pulled from the shelf. I nearly died when I came off with all the withdrawal effects. Stay well away and please write to FDA so that the drug companies stop making profit from this drug."

   
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dimples (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 23, 2018

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For Pain: "I take 100mg 2Xday with up to 3Xday of Oxycodone. Car Accident 1996 sustained a severe spine injury; burst fracture T-10, full compressed spine, fracture C-3, Crushed pelvis that tore my hip off frame. I'm full of titanium hardware/fusion. I suffer terrible pain & was on Oxycodone 4Xday still hurting. My Doctor suggested I try a time release. This has been a blessing it helps a lot. I still require break through meds between doses. Been on this regiment for several years & very satisfied on pain control. I accept I'll always hurt but it's getting level down to bearable. However I am again having trouble getting my perscriptions filled? They claimed it's a manufacturer issue again 10/17/18 Why is this happening? When I do not have my meds it sets me back days due to pain level rises. I'm upset that I have to be sent all over my area to look for it. I finally have a regiment that works but going to come off this because it's not a readily dependable medication."

   
8.0

Pain64 October 18, 2018

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For Pain: "I had a C456 fusion a few years ago. I have taken pain killers for years with no real relief. Palexia 50mg gave me overnight relief. I do feel drowsy sometimes, but the pain has gone."

   
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Les (taken for less than 1 month) September 25, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "On 50mg three times a day for 2 years. I took it to treat Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Tolerated well and it seemed to help a little, just enough to take the edge off the pain. After two years it stopped working so the dose was increased to 75mg 3x a day which caused the side effect of Serotonin Syndrome. I had to be hospitalized and almost died extreme acute hypertension! Almost a year later and still suffering from the incident. It ruined my life. Be extremely careful! My Doctor will not Rx it anymore for any of his patients because of the severity of adverse side effects he has witnessed in some of his patients. And if your Doctor does increase your dose or add a new drug check for interactions in case they don't know."

Steve (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 3, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: "I wanted to take this medication to replace a stronger narcotic I was on. I have a list of problems but I was taking this for CRPS (Complex regional pain syndrome) specifically. I was very excited to try this drug, I thought I was choosing the lesser of evils by going with this. The pharmacist was very concerned when I picked it up an insisted that I get a Narcan shot for accidental overdose. I eagerly got up early the next morning to see if this stuff worked. I didn't take an other medication that day because the pharmacist scared the hell out of me. I started to feel it and was immediately disappointed by it's analgesic properties. It helped with the nerve pain a little. About a half hour went by and I started to shake uncontrollably. I got a horrible headache. My vision was so blurred I couldn't see the letters on my keyboard. I thought I would try it a couple more times thinking these side effects would improve but they just got worse. My heart started to palpitate, so I threw in the towel."

   
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Luke September 1, 2018

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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