|Generic Name||tapentadol (ta PEN ta dol)|
|Brand Name||Nucynta, Nucynta ER|
|Generic Drug Availability||Yes|
|Recommended Dosage||50 mg to 100 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours|
|Safe in Pregnancy||No|
Tapentadol is one of the most recommended drugs that doctors generally prescribes to treat moderate to severe short term pain for instance pain from after surgery or injury. Tapentadol belongs to opioid (narcotic) analgesics class of drugs. It works by changing the way the nervous system and brain responds to pain.