TAPENTADOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Pain: “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.”

Jkfuhrmann85 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 28, 2018

Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: “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.”

TinyValkyrie (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 21, 2018

Nucynta (tapentadol) 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

Nucynta (tapentadol) 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

Nucynta ER (tapentadol) for Pain: “Best prescription for my pain”

Safety Dan February 8, 2018

Nucynta (tapentadol) 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

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