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TAPENTADOL is an opioid analgesic. TAPENTADOL is used to treat moderate to severe pain when the pain has not been controlled by other medicines and where opioid treatment is required.

Common side-effects

• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Dizziness
• Drowsiness
• Headache
• Indigestion

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take TAPENTADOL with or without food daily at same time for best results.
• TAPENTADOL is usually recommended to adults aged 18 years and above.
• While taking TAPENTADOL, it is advised to avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase the risk of adverse effects like drowsiness, dizziness, sedation, slow and ineffective breathing, etc.
• Check with your doctor if you are planning to conceive or are pregnant. Breast feeding mothers are also advised not to take TAPENTADOL without consulting a doctor.
• You are recommended not to drive or operate heavy machinery while taking TAPENTADOL.
• Inform your doctor if you have or had history of epilepsy because TAPENTADOL might increase the risk of seizures.
• Bring to your doctor's notice if you have head injury, brain tumours, breathing problems, increased pressure in the brain, pancreatic disease, liver or kidney problems.


Q. How does TAPENTADOL work? A. TAPENTADOL is an opioid analgesic (pain killer). TAPENTADOL reduces pain by acting on the specific nerve cells of brain and spinal cord.
Q. Is TAPENTADOL habit-forming? A. TAPENTADOL can be habit-forming if taken in more than prescribed dose, taken for long term and if you are drug or alcohol addict. Therefore, TAPENTADOL is supposed to be given only for short time under strict medical supervision to patients who are susceptible to drug abuse.
Q. Can I take TAPENTADOL with carbamazepine? A. No, you are advised to avoid taking TAPENTADOL with carbamazepine as it may increase the risk of having fits. However, before taking TAPENTADOL with other medicines, you are recommended to consult your doctor.
Q. Is TAPENTADOL a narcotic drug? A. Yes, TAPENTADOL is an opioid analgesic and known as narcotic drug. It is only used to treat severe chronic pain and is not recommended for as needed basis because they might be dangerous when abused.
Q. Can I stop taking TAPENTADOL on my own? A. Always check with your doctor before stopping the medicine because stopping in the mid-way may increase the risk of pain recurrence and might cause withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor will gradually decrease the dose to prevent any withdrawal symptoms.