Complete overview of Tapentadol
Tapentadol is a pain killer. It is used to trear severe acute pain to moderate pain in adults. It can be used to treat multiple condition such as toothache, body pain, pain of period and colds.It is very effective pain killer as compared to other pain killer.
Tapentadol 100 mg can be prescribed alone or with other medication, It can be consumed with food or empty stomach. It is always advised to take it on the same time daily without missing any of the dose to get the best result.You can change the dosage of tapentadol as per your pain level.
Important Information before taking Tapentadol:
You should not use Tapentadol if you have allergic of it or if you have breathing problems because when you start taking this medicine or when your dose is changed, it can stop or slow your breathing, so tapentadol should not be taken in larger amounts and do not break or crush extended-release tablet.
Tapentadol should not be used by a person who has severe asthma or who has a blockage in the stomach.
Tapentadol should not be used if you have used a MAP inhibitor during the past 14 days because it may occur a dangerous interaction.
How should I Take tapentadol?
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctors and never take tapentadol in larger amount.
Serious side effects of tapentadol are:
- Shallow breathing
- Like you might pass out
- Severe drowsiness
Get medical help if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome likes;
- Fast heart rate
Interaction of Tapentadol with other drugs:
Tapentadol and other opioid medicine can interact with many other drugs and may cause death or dangerous side effects.
Ask your doctor if you also take:
Other opioid pain medicine(narcotic medications).
Medicines for irritable, motion sickness,
A sedative like diazepam, lorazepam klonopin
Other drugs that slow your breathing or make you sleep, likes; muscle relaxer and other medicine to treat mental illness or mood disorders.
What happens if I miss the dose?
You should not miss the dose. Skip the missed dose if it is time of your next dose and don’t take extra dosa.
Tapentadol 100 mg
Chemical formula – C14H23No
Drug class - benzenoid
Trade name- nucynta
- used as analgesic ,for relieving pain.
- Weak to moderate pain.
- It is useful as an analgesic option for patients who do not respond adequately to more commonly used opioids due to genetic deposition .
- Muscle pain relief .
- Less side effects.
- Rapid action and action lasts for 4 to 6 hour.
Side effects :
Rapid onset of action, the action starts in half hour, and lasts for 4 to 6 hour half life is 4 hours, bio availability is 32% . metabolism is through liver and excretion is through urine and faeces.
- 100 mg tablet thrice a day.