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User Reviews for Tapentadol

Also known as: Nucynta, Nucynta ER

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6.5/10 Average Rating
372 Ratings with 330 User Reviews

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Most ineffective and pointless drug"

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

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"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""

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

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "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."

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

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"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"

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

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"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."

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

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

   
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Safety Dan February 8, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I almost died talking this. Horrible heart racing and arrhythmia's. Pain management gave me this after 2 very bad days after quad back injections. I took only twice . Husband had to take me to ER at 5 in the morning due to side effects of this medication. They changed to 10 mg hydro qty 20 which helped with pain and lost sleep. I reported this to the manufacturer of this medication and they were very understanding and seemed concerned. Never again will I take these medication's due to DRs getting kickback's from the manufacturer. Be aware first time using and if things don't seem right stop taking . It's garbage IMO"

   
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Bugsiela January 29, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "I love Nucynta ER. I take different pain meds for different kinds of pain. Nucynta was prescribed when I told my Doctor I couldn't stand my legs anymore. My legs felt like huge, heavy, painful, petrified stumps. I couldn't sleep and other pain meds didn't touch the pain in my legs. Nucynta takes this pain away. And when the pharmacy couldn't get the medication for a week.....there were NO withdrawal problems.....except the leg pain came back. This year I am afraid - as no one is covering Nucynta ER. I chose a Part D plan that showed online Nucynta ER was covered. But now they are saying it's not in their new paper formulary. Back to the search....and back to LEG PAIN."

   
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SASS942 January 27, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "No side effects. Helps control the fibro pain."

fibrochristian (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 17, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "Doctor got a lot of money from the company that made this drug (you can find things out like this online, I'm not making it up), so I think that is why my Doctor prescribed it for me. I get intense withdrawal symptoms if don't take it exactly every four and a half hours. I feel like I'm going to jump out of my skin. It drives me crazy. I was on Norco before this (now on Nucynta 75 mg every four to six hours, limit of four a day). This drug does not work for me at all. I'm shocked that there are people it works for - it seriously does nothing for me. I wake up screaming in pain now. I scream out in pain all the time, daily, because the pain is that intense. This is ridiculous. I'm angry."

   
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Mr.Morty (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 6, 2018

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I have herniated discs along with numerous other pain related problems due to roofing over 20yrs and having a few nasty falls. I have been on nucynta 100mg IR for over 6years and there isn't any drug out there that compares to it. I have used Norco, Percocet, Roxy and Fentanyl patches. Only the fentanyl 25mcg patches had any effect on the pain I've been in. Surgery will cost $14000 after insurance pays $9000.00 so I guess I go to stay medicated for another year to save"

   
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roofer228 January 5, 2018

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "Works very well once you get off of all other"opioids""

HJ9876 December 26, 2017

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Nucynta ER (tapentadol): "The first dose made me somewhat woozy. However, the next 3-4 was like taking aspirin. USELESS! I am sure that this drug causes diarrhea! Also yesterday morning I had body aches which felt like I had the FLU! It is common to most opioid users to suffer with constipation; however, I take MIRALAX every other day to avoid this problem."

   
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Willcan1953 (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2017

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Nucynta (tapentadol): "I have chronic pain from a defective knee implant which is scheduled to be revised in a few months. The pain was successfully managed with Opana ER/IR. Because the FDA forced the manufacturer to remove Opana from the market, my pain management doctor switched me to Nucynta 200mg twice daily. Within a few days I started to experience severe side effects - constipation, nausea, stomach pain, headache, confusion, lightheadedness, inability to think clearly, joint and muscle pain, restlessness, insomnia. And the pain was only about 50% controlled. After 5 days my doctor switched me to the fentanyl patch. Within a few days all of the side effects went away, and my pain is much better controlled. In my opinion Nucynta is a terrible drug."

   
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ragtowne (taken for less than 1 month) December 22, 2017

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