Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Nucynta
  2. Nucynta ER

Descriptions


Tapentadol is a narcotic analgesic that acts in the central nervous system to relieve severe pain including pain caused by nerve damage from diabetes. If tapentadol is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence). Physical dependence may lead to side effects when you stop taking the medicine.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Solution