UnderDeveloped API’s : Opioid Analgesic

Opioid Analgesic

TapentadolHCl

CAS NO. 175591-09-0
Therapeutic Class: Opioid analgesic
Pharmacopoeia compliance: USP/IP

Tapentadol is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain for both acute (following injury, surgery etc.) and chronic musculoskeletal pain. It is also specifically indicated for controlling the pain of diabetic neuropathy when around-the-clock opioid medication is required.

Its general potency is somewhere between that of tramadol and morphine with an analgesic efficacy comparable to that of oxycodone despite a lower incidence of side effects.

Tapentadol is Pregnancy Category C. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of tapentadol in pregnant women and tapentadol is not recommended for use in women during and immediately prior to labor and delivery