NUCYNTA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

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

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.”

Bird50 February 10, 2018

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”

Bugsiela January 29, 2018

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.”

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

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”

roofer228 January 5, 2018

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.”

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

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