8 patient evaluations for tapentadol

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Jul 22, 2019 (Started Jun 08, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This has been an absolute game changer. My GP doesn't want to prescribe it, but my pain specialist has utterly changed my life by finally finding something that has reduced the agony I was in.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Mar 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Aug 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (balance problems, fatigue, vertigo, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

Aug 16, 2012 (Started Aug 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for complex regional pain syndrome type II)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (balance problems, fatigue, vertigo, brain fog, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

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

Nov 17, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (itching, balance problems, muscle twitching (fasciculations), falls, visual hallucinations, seizures, tongue swelling, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THIS MEDICATION CAUSED ME TO HAVE A PHYSCOTIC REACTION, WHICH STARTED WITH LOSS OF BALANCE, HALLUCINATIONS, VERY DISTURBING BEHAVIOR, VIOLENCE TOWARDS OTHERS. SEIZURES
Side effects: visual hallucinations, itching, tongue swelling, seizures, muscle twitching (fasciculations), hallucinations, falls, balance problems, balance problems

Nov 15, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (itching, balance problems, muscle twitching (fasciculations), falls, visual hallucinations, seizures, tongue swelling, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: after doing my own research once I recovered from my 2 trips to the emergency room, i found this medication is contraindicated for people who suffer from hypothyroidism. Also there can be sever interactions with medications such as Cymbalta, Savella, and Vyvase which i currently take all 3. I ended up having such a sever rection that i was 4point restrained to a bed and given multiple doses of attivan.
Side effects: visual hallucinations, itching, tongue swelling, seizures, muscle twitching (fasciculations), hallucinations, falls, balance problems, balance problems

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 11, 2009 (Started Jul 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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