Description: is a centrally acting opioid analgesic of the benzenoid class with a dual mode of action as an agonist of the μ-opioid receptor and as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Analgesia occurs within 32 minutes of oral administration and lasts for 4–6 hours
Therapeutic Class: Tapentadol is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
Mechanism of Action: Tapentadol is a novel, centrally acting analgesic with a dual mechanism of action, combining mu-opioid receptor agonist with noradrenaline reuptake inhibition in the same molecule.
Drug Class: opioid analgesic