What Is Tapentadol Used For?

Can Children Use It?

Tapentadol is approved only for use in individuals age 18 and older, as it has not been adequately studied in children and adolescents. Other medications are probably more appropriate for this particular age group. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the potential risks and benefits of using tapentadol in children, as well as any suitable alternatives.

Is Tapentadol Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for something other than acute pain (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using tapentadol to treat chronic pain (such as cancer pain or fibromyalgia pain) would be considered an off-label use of the medication.
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