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Generic: tapentadol
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It is used to treat moderate to severe pain
               



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What is this medicine?

TAPENTADOL (ta PEN ta dol) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • gallbladder disease
  • head injury
  • history of a drug or alcohol abuse problem
  • if you often drink alcohol
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • prostate disease
  • seizures
  • stomach or intestine problems
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tapentadol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. If the medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take more than you are told to take.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • antihistamines for allergy, cough, and cold
  • atropine
  • buprenorphine
  • certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
  • certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • certain medicines for migraine headache like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan
  • certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl
  • certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
  • certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
  • ipratropium
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxants
  • narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

               
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