Nefopam… anyone tried this?

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  • #45591
    Laura
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    Hi all,

    Have heard of this painkiller only recently, it was mentioned on the GP Surgery programme on Channel 5 and wondered if anyone has tried it?

    I’ve tried all types of drugs for pain and don’t get any relief with any of them so wondered if this one was worth a try.

    #45592
    Rose
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    Thank you for sharing this Laura, I’m always looking for a new name in pain relief.
    I’ve not tried it but on the BNF website it states it is for moderate pain and gives possible common & very common side effects. Plus uncommon side effects. And may colour urine Pink.

    #45594
    Laura
    Participant

    Yes, Rose, I saw the pink pee warning! It would work well with your name !

    #45595
    Rose
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    HaHa, Very funny 😊

    #45596
    PaulT_99
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    NHS Website just says its for moderate pain, so probably not much use to us.

    Have you tied Tapentadol ?. I know i mention it alot, but it was a absolute game changer for me. After 15+ yrs of pain, and endless common drug trials.
    Its a tiny tablet, so easy to swallow. More relief than Morphine, but without the side effects.
    Just makes your a “bit” spaced out when it kicks in on full power.

    #45597
    Rose
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    The list of side effects for Tapentadol are I feel too heavy for me. But I have made a note of it to try for when I stop driving..

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by Rose. Reason: Inserting Tapentadol
    #45599
    Hope
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    Hi Paul , Do you have to come off codeine before
    you can start tapentadol ?

    Hi Laura, Sorry I don’t know anything about this drug .
    I’m looking for something else too that gives some relief.

    #45602
    anniekat
    Participant

    Hi Hope,

    I think that Tapentadol is an opioid and so is codeine, so I don’t think the two should be mixed, unless under strict medical supervision.

    Annie x

    PS My tablet wanted to call it ‘tape tadpoles’!

    #45603
    PaulT_99
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    You cannot take another Opiod with Tapentadol, so you would take it on its own as i do.

    I drive fine while taking it. Done 230 miles today with no issue.

    #45608
    Marilyn
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    Hiya
    I have never heard of this pain killer. I try not to take them unless I have to as I know I will have to in the future. I have not heard of Tapentadol either. Anniekat I think my computer will say the same as your tablet. Technology!!!!

    #45610
    Laura
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    Hi all,

    Well, seems this drug is not known here but am going to ask for it next time I can get an appt at the doctors.

    Paul, I wouldn’t risk taking Tapentadol, I’ve had serious problems with opioids before but glad you’re getting such a good benefit. Fingers crossed the SCS will really help you as well.

    #45614
    Lc
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    Hi Laura, Never heard of nefopam, I take it, it,s slightly stronger than paracetamol like the next step up if the others are not working properly. Hi PaulT_99 is tapentadol similar to Tramadol? sounds to me to be similar. or work on a similar basis. to me at the end of the day opoid is opoid as long as it controls the pain without to many side effects that’s what counts. as every one reacts differently to different meds. any way as long as what your taking is working for you both thats what matters. Take care all and best wishes. Lee

    #45616
    PaulT_99
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    Hi LC,

    No its certainly not like Tramadol.
    I actually cannot take Tramadol, it makes me dizzy and physically sick.

    Tapentadol for me does not have any side effects and is very effective at pain reduction. Better than Oramorph.

    #45617
    Lc
    Participant

    Hi PaulT_99 , It was only a guess, as you find quite often that the ending of a word the same as another in drugs is of similar contents that’s what made me think it. anyway sounds as if it’s working for you well, if you find it better than oramorph. which is a bit of a rarity. take care and best wishes . Lee

    #45640
    Clare
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    Hi Laura

    I take Nefopam 60mg TDS alongside all my other meds, including Tramadol, Pregabalin snd Oxycodone. It works well for me and can boost you up a little during the day.
    Worst side effect for first few weeks can be tachycardia and anxiety, but everyone is different so you may not experience this.
    In UK they can not now readily prescribe Nefopam unless very good reason. So if you want it, dependent on your GP, you may have a fight on your hands.
    Good luck
    Clare

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