Tapentadol Drug Information
Tapentadol (Nucynta™) is a narcotic used to treat acute pain that is moderate to severe in nature. The medicine comes in the form of a tablet that is typically taken every four to six hours. It is approved for adults only and is not available in generic form at this time. Most people have no problems with this drug, but possible side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea.
There are many reasons why this medicine may not be the best choice for some people. For example, if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment with tapentadol. Your healthcare provider will also need information on any prescription or nonprescription drugs you are taking and any other medical conditions you may have.
(To learn more about this drug, click Tapentadol. This article offers in-depth information on what to expect during treatment and explains the ways in which tapentadol is similar to morphine and certain antidepressants.)