What is Tramadol?
Tapentadol is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Tapentadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
The extended-release form of tapentadol (Nucynta ER) is for around-the-clock treatment of pain that is not controlled by other medicines. Nucynta ER is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Do not use tapentadol if you have used a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.
How should I take Tramadol?
Take tapentadol exactly as prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Tapentadol can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take tapentadol in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Tapentadol can be taken with or without food.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Tapentadol can be taken with or without
Tramadol side effects
weak or shallow breathing, weak pulse, slow heartbeat;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
agitation, feeling hot;