Information about Tapentadol

Tapentadol uses

Tapentadol is used for pain.

How tapentadol works

Tapentadol decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Common side effects of tapentadol

Nausea, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Dizziness.

Available Medicine for Tapentadol

  • ₹118 to ₹226
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹109 to ₹229
    MSN Laboratories
    6 variant(s)
  • ₹112 to ₹207
    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹88 to ₹142
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹115 to ₹199
    Ipca Laboratories Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹99 to ₹189
    Comed Chemicals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹99
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹99
    Lupin Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹98 to ₹206
    Wockhardt Ltd
    6 variant(s)
  • ₹105
    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Tapentadol

  • Do not take tapentadol tablet/oral solution if you are allergic to tapentadol or any other ingredient of the tablet/solution.
  • Do not use tapentadol if you have asthma or any other respiratory problems; liver, kidney or pancreatic disease; constipation.
  • Avoid using tapentadol if you have head injury, brain tumor, increased pressure in brain; epilepsy, or are at risk to epilepsy.
  • Do not use tapentadol if you have tendency to abuse medicine.
  • Do not take tapentadol if you are taking other opioid medicines (like pentazocine, nalbuphine, buprenorphine); medicines that affect serotonin level.
  • Avoid using tapentadol if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking tapentadol.

Frequently asked questions for Tapentadol


Q. Is tapentadol an opiate or narcotic?
Tapentadol is an opiate and narcotic
Q. Is tapentadol a controlled drug?
Tapentadol is a controlled drug
Q. Is tapentadol the same or stronger than morphine, tramadol, or oxycodone?
Tapentadol belongs to same category of drugs as morphine, tramadol and oxycodone with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
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Q. Can I take paracetamol, tramadol, suboxone, methadone, or oxycodone with tapentadol?
Tapentadol can be taken with paracetamol, suboxone, methocodone. Tapentadol when taken with tramadol may lead to serotonin syndrome. Tapentadol when taken with oxycodone may lead increased side effects caused by both the drugs
Q. Does tapentadol get you high or cause euphoria?
Tapentadol can get you high and may cause euphoria
Q. Does tapentadol have aspirin, morphine or codeine in it?
Tapentadol does not contain aspirin, morphine or codeine in it.

Content on this page was last updated on 09 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)