Tapentadol is an opioid pain medication to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of Tapentadol (Nucynta ER) is for around-the-clock treatment of pain that is not controlled by other medicines. Nucynta ER is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Tapentadol Tablets are used to help relieve moderate to severe short-term pain such as pain from an injury or after surgery. It belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. The regular dose for this medication is 50mg and 100mg.
The pain relief effect of Tapentadol is realized about 30 minutes after administration in tablet form. Tapentadol stays in your system about 22 hours, depending on a variety of individual factors.
This medication must not be used without prescription. You should not use this medicine if you have severe breathing problems, or a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileum.