Tapentadol is a synthetic (man-made) opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain
Working for your Tapentadol Medication
Tapentadol acts on mu, delta and kappa receptors in the brain, to elicit pain-relieving effects. In vitro studies with and show that Tapentadol possesses mu- and delta receptor agonist activity. In rat models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain, Tapentadol was found to have analgesic effects similar to morphine, but with a faster onset of action and reduced side effects (sedation) than conventional opioid analgesics after oral administration
How to use Tapentadol 100 mg Effectively ?
Tapentadol should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. With proper use, this medication can help you have less pain. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Taking this medication with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Ask your doctor before taking tapentadol with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these other drugs:
Uses of Tapentadol
Tapentadol is a pain reliever similar to strong opioid pain medicines, such as morphine
The benefits of tapentadol are greater than its risks in patients with moderate to severe chronic pain not managed with better alternative pain treatments
Concomitant use of alcohol or other central nervous system depressants, including other sedatives/hypnotics (including other benzodiazepines), narcotic pain relievers, will enhance the CNS-depressant effects of benzodiazepines.
The risk of hypotension or profound sedation is greatest if opiates are given concomitantly with drugs capable of inducing electrolyte abnormalities (hypomagnesemia, hypokalemia) such as demeclocycline, lithium.
If concomitant use with such agents is indicated, they should be administered with caution and the frequency of clinical assessment increased.
How to Store and Disposal:
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat above 40 degrees C (104 degrees F).
Patients with liver or kidney problems may require a lower dose of Tapentadol, or the medication may need to be used with caution or avoided altogether. Patients with liver or kidney problems should consult with their healthcare provider before taking Tapentadol.
Yes, Tapentadol has the potential to be abused, particularly by individuals who have a history of substance abuse or addiction. Patients should take it only as directed by a healthcare provider and should not share it with others.
Yes, Tapentadol can cause respiratory depression, which can be life-threatening. Patients should inform their healthcare provider immediately if they experience any difficulty breathing or shortness of breath while taking Tapentadol.
Tapentadol should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the fetus. Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss the risks and benefits of taking Tapentadol with their healthcare provider.
Yes, Tapentadol is an opioid medication and has the potential to be addictive. Patients should take it only as directed by a healthcare provider and should not share it with others.
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