I am new to this board and signed up to it after reading about the effects of Nucytna. I have been taking it since yesterday every 4 hours along with a fentanyl patch (75 mcg). I thought $60 bucks was bad, I paid $75! I have had 3 back procedures since Oct 07; partial removal of a disc to alleviate sciatica, discetomy,non invasive to clean out disk debris, several facet blocks, epidurals and most recently spinal fusion between L's3/4 and 4/5. I have been taking dilaudid, (not effective for me at all), Vicodin ex, ( some relief), Norco,10/325 (better relief), oxycodone (relief similar to Norco), Fentanyl, (since last fall) and now Nucytna.
I think it's too early to tell how effective it will be, however, I felt better after taking my first dosage. End of day 2 and quite honestly, really do not feel any different than I did with the Norco.
To be fair, I will continue to it and update my post every 7-10 days.