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Tapentadol ER

Abuse Potential

Tapentadol ER has a significant potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse. In fact, it is classified as a controlled substance, meaning that there are special rules and regulations for prescribing and obtaining the medication.

When and How to Take Tapentadol ER

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with tapentadol ER include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth every 12 hours.
  • Tapentadol ER can be taken with or without food. Try taking it with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
  • Do not crush, chew, split, or dissolve the tablets, as this will cause a dangerous amount of medication to be released too quickly.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking tapentadol ER.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval. Do not suddenly stop taking tapentadol ER, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Nucynta ER for more information).

Who Makes Tapentadol ER?

This medication is made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Available Strengths

This medication is available in tablet form in the following strengths:
  • Tapentadol ER 50 mg
  • Tapentadol ER 100 mg
  • Tapentadol ER 150 mg
  • Tapentadol ER 200 mg
  • Tapentadol ER 250 mg.
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