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Effective analgesic for relieving moderate and severe pain

Tapentadol is a centrally acting opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It has a strong analgesic activity, giving a quick and long lasting effect up to 6 hours. Tapentadol can be ordered in our pharmacy.

Tapentadol was invented at the German pharmaceutical company GRÜNENTHAL GmbH in the late 1980s led by doctor Helmut Buschmann. The team of scientists aimed to discover a molecule that minimized the serotonin activity and had strong μ-opioid receptor agonism, and would not require metabolism to be active; they got Tapentadol.

How does Tapentadol work?

Tapentadol is quite similar to its predecessor Tramadol, but unlike Tramadol it has only weak effects on the reuptake of serotonin and it is a more potent opioid with no known active metabolites.

The main active substance of the drug is tapentadol hydrochloride. Entering the systemic circulation, the active substance blocks the transmission of pain impulses. At the same time, opioid receptors are stimulated, which reduces the intensity of pain.

The analgesic effect occurs within 32 minutes after taking pills. In medicine, Tapentadol can be prescribed for pain management for patients with advanced cancer. The drug is also used as part of palliative therapy, that is, to alleviate the condition of a terminally ill person.

How to use Tapentadol?

Tapentadol is available in the form of extended-release pills. The total daily dose of tramadol should not exceed 0,4 grams. You can order tapentadol with the required quantity of dosage in the package in our pharmacy.

Tapentadol as any opioid analgesics should be taken strictly according to the instructions of your doctor. Exceeding the dosage can lead to severe psychological and physical dependence. Because of this strong effect, tapentadol is included in the list of narcotic drugs in some countries of the world.

What contraindications Tapentadol has?

The use of tapentadol is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or other additional components of the drug. It’s also contraindicated in case of poisoning with alcohol, drugs, narcotic analgesics and other psychoactive substances. With caution, tapentadol should be used with a history of opioid dependence, with impaired consciousness of various origins, with brain injuries, bronchial asthma and other conditions accompanied by impaired breathing.

Among the side effects of taking tapentadol there are dizziness, nausea, paradoxical stimulation of the central nervous system and a number of other specific symptoms of the nervous system. In case of an overdose of the drug, vomiting, collapse, coma, convulsions and depression of the respiratory center, leading to death, are possible.

Tapentadol is a powerful opioid analgesic that helps to relieve severe pain of millions of people. At the same time, tapentadol in case of an overdose can lead to psychological and physical dependence, so it should be used under strict control of an attending physician.