Relevant BNF section: BNF 4.7.2
▼Tapentadol (Palexia – Grünenthal) is a recently introduced strong analgesic with µ-agonistic opioid and additional noradrenaline reuptake inhibition properties. The summary of product characteristics (SPC) states that it is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe acute pain in adults, which can be adequately managed only with opioid analgesics.1 Here we review the place of tapentadol in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe acute pain.
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