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User Reviews for Tapentadol to treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

Tapentadol has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings for the treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. 89% of those users who reviewed Tapentadol reported a positive effect, while 11% reported a negative effect.

Tapentadol Rating Summary

8.2/10 average rating

9 ratings from 6 user reviews.

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The Canadian · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 30, 2019

“Nucyenta has been a tremendous life changer for me. Was hesitant to go on an opioid, however, I have had no problems with abusing nucyenta. I take 2 X 100mg tabs a day. I also get 30 short acting for severe pain which I take as needed. The first few days I felt kind of high, and a little sleepy but that went away and now just relieves pain. One thing I will say though is I lost my pill bottle for 3 days (It fell off my side table and went under my bed) and I did go through a rather uncomfortable withdrawal. Restless legs, hot cold sweats. So, if you take this you will become physically addicted. Yes, it is an opioid, but if you read most of these posts this is for people with severe pain who could not have a good quality of life without some relief. Not sure if anyone else experiences this, but it does seem to make me a little forgetful, and does seems to be a bit of an anti-depressant. And I do live in Canada so scripts are much cheaper.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 30, 2017

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “I was diagnosed with advanced fibromyalgia about 3 years ago. My doctor has been monitoring my my condition and it has worsen over the years. I am now considered advanced to severe and my doctor decided to try this and see if it would help my symptoms. Nucynta ER 200 mg has done wonders and given me new life. The down side is that local pharmacies don't stock it or want to carry on their shelves regularly because of cost and with my insurance not allowing me to order refills until I am only days away from running out. Also, their suppliers only deliver once a week and the pharmacy needs to know 2 days in advance to get it that week or you end up having to wait til next week and you start going through withdrawals and depending on meds.....”

10 / 10
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Wideload March 5, 2017

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “Nucynta is specifically targeted at chronic nerve pain, esp. diabetic neuropathic pain. Nucynta ER provides me with all day & night relief better than the hydrocodene taken previously. After 4 months on this drug I have not experienced any significant side effects.”

8 / 10
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Jo 7027 · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 12, 2015

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “I have tried several medications and was either allergic to them, they didn't work, or I did not like the way I felt. Nucynta has worked wonderfully with the severe neuropathy pain that I have on a daily basis. Prior to Nucynta, I had a difficult time just walking to another room, much less a grocery store. I have found that Nucynta has cut my down time due to pain at least 50%! I do not feel dopey or high, it does not inhibit or interfere with my speech, thought or action. In fact, I told my husband I am ready to start going bike riding again, because I feel safe enough to do so and the pain is not stopping me anymore. This is my experience with Nucynta, works wonders!”

10 / 10
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Gregor R. · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 30, 2015

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “Been on Nucynta for a while (3-4 years) for very bad neuropathy pain. Have taken it with Norco every 4 to 5 hours- has little to no side effects, within an hour after taking I can feel the pain go almost all away, can function great at work - no side effects to speak of, no problems falling a sleep, use "Kerasal NeuroCream" on hands and feet at night dulls pain enough for me to fall asleep.”

10 / 10
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Italianhunni July 22, 2016

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “My step dad was using this Medication for less than two weeks before the pill itself killed him, proof is in the death certificate. He was not abusing either. He complained from day one of taking it of many side affects. Sleeplessness dizziness trouble urinating hallucinations still felt pain couldn't stand without falling etc,. He asked his doctor to be off the pill and they told him to wait until they see him the following Month. Also fault in there practice too.”

1 / 10
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Lsu lexus January 28, 2017

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “Unexpectedly found this page, and read other responses to see others experience with Nucynta. I have been on various doses ranging from 600mg per day (all 100's) to currently taking two 100 extended release tablets per day. My experience has lasted six years now. From the very start I loved it because it was effective for my neuropathy. The big bonus was that after a while, say month or two, I was completely confident in my ability to concentrate and do my very detailed work. Now that said, while on the max dose of 600mg I would definitely feel the effects every time I dropped a 100mg. This was the beginning. As the dose went down, the ability to concentrate got better and better. my biggest problem was finding a drug store that kept in stock.”

9 / 10
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Charlie7 February 5, 2013

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “Nucynta ER has worked wonderful for pain relief for me. It does keep me up if taken at bedtime though. You can find a coupon on line to keep your monthly costs down.”

9 / 10
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Sissyann52 August 27, 2016

Nucynta ER (tapentadol): “Does not last a full 12 hours. Pain comes back about 7 to 8 hours after taking Nucynta ER.”

8 / 10
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