12 Mar Tapentadol (Common brands: Nucynta ER, Nucynta)
Tapentadol is an opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medicine (Nucynta ER) is for around-the-clock treatment of pain that is not controlled by other medicines. This form of Tapentadol is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Tapentadol tablets are used to treat moderate to severe acute pain (pain that begins suddenly, has a specific cause, and is expected to go away when the cause of the pain is healed).
This drug is in the Opioid drug class and has a high risk of addiction and dependence.