8 patient evaluations for tapentadol

Jun 21, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for costochondritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: make sure you take them when you are supposed to. if you forget or wait too long the pain comes back in spades! Or you will find the dose isn't sufficient. Then you'll be wanting to take it too soon which will leave spaces in dosing where you aren't getting enough. It's a real PITA to keep the doses constant (for me anyway) but as close as you can means the least break through pain likely.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2013 (Started Apr 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jerky movements)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes me to jump out of my skin occasionally. Dr. Prescribed Baclofen for myoclonic jerks
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Nov 13, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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