Tapentadol is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Tapentadol is 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 may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Nucynta ER is a narcotic pain medicine that may become habit-forming. Nucynta ER is a centrally acting opioid analgesic that has a dual mode of action as an agonist at the opioid receptor and as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Nucynta ER has analgesic property that effect within thirty-two minutes and last for 4-6 hours.
Nucynta Er (tapentadol) is a narcotic pain medicine which works by decreasing pain in the brain and the nervous system. Nucynta Er is mainly used for managing severe pain. This medication is only for use when continuous treatment is required for a long time. Note that Nucynta Er is also only for use when other pain medications fail to treat your pain, or you cannot use them.
Nucynta Er should not be used immediately after surgery if you have not been using narcotic pain medicines or if pain is mild or not expected to last for long. However, this medication may also be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor. Do not use Nucynta Er if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or have a breathing difficulty, severe lung problems or severe kidney problem. Consult your doctor for more information.