What is Nefopam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Acupan


Nefopam (marketed under the brandname Acupan) is an analgesic drug, developed in the early 1970s. It is widely used for the relief of moderate to severe pain as an alternative to opioid analgesic drugs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 9 3
Fibromyalgia 7 2
Pain in lower back 2 1
Abdominal pain 1 0
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 1

Show all 13 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nefopam

Side effect Patients Percentage
Excessive sweating 1


Based on patients currently taking Nefopam

Dosage Patients Percentage
60 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nefopam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Nefopam


Currently taking Nefopam

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Nefopam

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nefopam after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Diclofenac (Voltaren Gel) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Nefopam

Aug 15, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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