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For Pain "Does not help my pain at all."

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

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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 "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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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 "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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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."

   
10

Bird50 February 10, 2018

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For Pain "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"

   
1.0

Bugsiela January 29, 2018

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For Pain "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."

   
3.0

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

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For Pain "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"

   
8.0

roofer228 January 5, 2018

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For Pain "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."

   
1.0

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

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For Pain "I was prescribed Nucynta, 75mg, for chronic pain. I was instructed to stop tramadol, 300mg XR, and take Nucynta instead. Doc said I would not experience withdraw symptoms because the two drugs are in the same family. I’ve been taking it for five days and have experienced these side effects: nausea, headache, frequent urination, shakiness, feelings of worthlessness, fever and cold, irritability, diarrhea, occasional dizziness, withdrawal symptoms, stomach upset and no difference in pain levels. Is this normal?"

Ugh! (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2017

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For Pain "This medication was seriously a God send for me. I have tried soooo many other medications and none of them worked, and then when I would go off of them because they didn't work I would feel like I was dying. My pain was getting so severe that my body was going into shock and I would stop breathing and had to be rushed to hospital. Insert this medication. I was VERY skeptical that it would do a darn thing. I honestly thought my doctor was crazy for even wanting to try it, but after about 3 days on it, I noticed a HUGE HUGE HUGE difference. I take three to four 50mg pills a day spaced out roughly 6 hours and I feel like a completely different person. It has reduced my pain by about 90%. No side effects other than mild tiredness."

FebBabyMom2008 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 15, 2017

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For Pain "So far it's not working and no side effects"

   
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Debbie Bittick (taken for less than 1 month) November 4, 2017

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For Pain "Very effective."

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 29, 2017

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For Pain "This drug has been a game changer for me. Previously I was maxxed out on Norco 10/325 (6 a day), and it barely touched my pain (herniated disk blew out, compressed my sciatic nerve, had emergency surgery to correct that because I'd lost function in my right leg and foot; foot works now, but left with chronic severe pain) and my ability to work or even to do regular housework was severely impacted. Nucynta to the rescue! I started on 4x50mg/day, which was increased to 6 per day. After I was stable on that, I was switched to 2x100mg Nucynta ER per day, with 2x50mg Nucynta immediate release for breakthrough pain. The first couple of days I was nauseated and a bit spacey, but soon those issues went away along with most of my pain. I love it!"

   
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kellyann1293 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 22, 2017

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For Pain "I was switched to nucynta 75mg three daily from norco 10 four daily and was told there would not be withdrawal effect. Either the Dr does not know or she lied. The withdrawal from norco was fast and severe. Became very agitated and the pain spread and became worse. Dangerous drug."

   
1.0

wea3353 (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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For Pain "I was prescribed Nucynta 50mg for chronic joint pain. It have me no relief at all. Also, the price was ridiculous - $50 out of pocket!! Luckily my pharmacy gave me a $25.00 coupon but I still had to pay $25.00 out of pocket!!!"

   
1.0

oxfordgirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 17, 2017

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For Pain "I suffered kidney failure with narco and firocet. Almost died last year. IO had three months in the hospital with sepsis poisoning. I was given nucynta. What a blessing. I am in constant pain with fibro. It has helped with having my pain going down to 50%."

Dars1948 Fibro (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 25, 2017

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For Pain "I gave a 5 (for now) just took my first dose of 75mg (to take every 8 hours) I will update the score once I've been on it a little longer. I have noticed in the reviews that just like any medicine it works for some people and not others. I'm actually posting regarding the concerns about the cost of the meds. First, discuss this concern with your doctor. No medication will work if you can't afford to pay for it! Or to take smaller doses so you don't have to shell out $ you don't have. I would recommend checking with the manufacturer for discounts, or sometimes getting a medication at no cost. I'm not sure what is available for this manufacturer. There are a lot of pharmaceutical companies that have patient assist programs. Good luck."

   
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Deannamarie88 (taken for less than 1 month) July 20, 2017

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For Pain "was on 15mg opanaer 2 x daily down from 2 x 30mg opanaer and 3 30mg morphine sulfate together and now this 2 x 50mg er nuycynta not working withdrawal horrible"

   
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14ryry24lulugmail.com (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2017

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For Pain "Seratonin SYNDROME!!! I I take an antidepressant Cymbalta 60 mg, Trazodone 50 mg, gabapentin up to 900mg because I have CRPS and literally cannot walk due to a surfing accident that almost paralyzed me 10 years ago. DO NOT TAKE THIS MED IF YOU'RE ON any kind of antidepressant!!! It will cause you to start shaking your heart pounds you're dizzy sick and you could actually die from this! This med does nothing for my PAIN! If you do take it with an antidepressant make sure you have a Narcan kit !! God bless us who depend on these doctors!!"

   
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51and no fun July 1, 2017

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For Pain "I have been on Nucynta and Nucynta ER for 1 year and finally after 30 years of chronic pain from 3 different chronic illnesses I have almost complete relief. I do not suffer any side effects that I am aware of. In the first couple of months I did have some fatigue but my body adjusted and I am able to use this medicine during the day without drowsiness."

   
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Leezard123 June 9, 2017

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For Pain "I was on Percocet 10 mg 3 times a day and my doctor switched me to Nucynta 75 mg 3 times a day. The pain is much worse and I have been begging my doctor to switch me back or to something else. The only response I got was "give it a month." I'm having surgery in a week for one of the 5 issues I have. Not sure what people like about this medicine I'm in tears and can't sleep. Monetarily I have to pay 5 times more for this medicine that doesn't work."

   
3.0

Matt Nac May 24, 2017

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For Pain "This is a terrible medicine, how it is getting positive reviews is beyond me. This medicine will make you sick as a dog!"

   
1.0

random111 May 18, 2017

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For Pain "This pills are a blessing! I started with 50mg ER twice a day, then increased to 2 x 50mg twice a day. 3 days ago it was increased again to 150mg ER twice a day and 75mg for breakthroughs pain. I think the ER dosage will get increased once more to reduce the amount of the 75's I'm taking through the day as I've have had to take them every 6 h. I have quite a few side effects: hot flashes, sweating, incredibly itchy, very shakey, decrease appetite, nausea and today for the first time, vomiting. BUT, I'm about 80% pain free and to me, that's a win. I'll take the side effects (maybe not so much the vomiting), especially the decreased appetite LOL I have tried Dilauded, Naproxin, Percocet and a couple others that I can't remember the names"

   
9.0

YYCManders - 37, Female May 1, 2017

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