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Before taking tapeentadol, make sure you are aware of the following:

Certain medications are not suitable for patients with certain conditions as well as, in certain instances, a drug is only effective when extra care is taken. To avoid this, prior to you begin taking Aapentadol it is essential to inform your doctor:

  • If you are nursing or pregnant.
  • If you're experiencing issues in the way your liver functions or the way that your kidneys function.
  • If you suffer from prostate issues or have issues with in passing urine.
  • If you suffer from breathing problems, for example, asthma or chronic obstruction lung illness (COPD).
  • If you've been told that you have low blood pressure, you are not alone.
  • If you're experiencing problems with your adrenal or thyroid glands, you should consult your doctor.
  • If you suffer from epilepsy, you should seek help.
  • If you're experiencing issues in your bile duct.
  • If you've been constipated for longer than a week, or suffer from an inflammation in your bowel.
  • If you suffer from a condition that causes muscle weakness, it's called myasthenia gravis.
  • If you've had an injury to your head that was severe.
  • If you've ever had a problem with addiction to drugs, you are not alone.
  • If you've had an allergic reaction to medication.
  • If you're taking other medication. This includes all medicines you're taking, which can be purchased without prescription, in addition to supplements and herbal medicines.

How do I take tapentadol?

  • Before starting the treatment, you should read the information leaflet of the manufacturer in the package. It provides additional information on tapentadol and provides you with an exhaustive list of possible side effects by taking the drug.
  • You should take tapentadol exactly as the doctor instructs you to. The instructions for taking it will be written on the packaging to remind you of what the doctor told you. The standard dose for pain relief in the short term is 50 mg once every 4-6 hours, if required. The medication you receive will be regular tablets or oral liquid medication. If you're taking tapeentadol to treat a chronic pain and you are prescribed tablets that are branded Palexia(r) SR (the ‘SR is for slow release since they're specifically designed to release medication slowly, giving you an effective pain-killing effect that is more evenly distributed). It is recommended the tablets at least twice each day.
  • There are a variety of strengths of tablets on the market every when you receive an additional supply, it's recommended to look over the label to confirm that it's the strength you're looking for. If you're not sure you are not sure, ask your pharmacist to give you advice.
  • Take the tablet and swallow it and drink a glass of water. Tapentadol can be taken in between meals or just after. Take the tablet in its entirety – don't crush or chew the tablets of tapentadol.
  • If you are unable to remember to take your dose, do it whenever you remember. If you do remember you've forgotten, it's almost the time to take the next dose, then make sure you take the dose that it's due, but take out the dose you missed. Don't mix two doses at once to cover an unremembered dose.

Instructions on how to use the dosing syringe to administer Palexia(r) medication in liquid form.

  1. The cap off the bottle, along with the safety seal. Then push the plastic adaptor that is attached to the dose syringe to it. It will sit on top of the bottle.
  2. The bottle should be turned (with the syringe attached to the bottle) over.
  3. Simply pull out the plunger of the syringe, so that the solution is able to fill the syringe until it reaches the mark that corresponds with your dose.
  4. Make sure the bottle is turned the right direction, then remove the syringe from bottle. Make sure there's the right amount of liquid inside the syringe.
  5. The part of the syringe that is in your mouth and then gentle push down the plunger until that the liquid flows through your mouth. If you'd rather to take it, you can drink the dose and mix it into the glass of water or a non-alcoholic beverage.
  6. The adaptor should be left in the bottle, and then replace the cap on the bottle. Clean the syringe using water and let it dry.

Making the most of your treatment

  • Drinking alcohol is not recommended when you are taking tapentadol. This is due to the fact that tapentadol can increase the chance of experiencing side effects from the alcohol, including being sleepy and dizzy.
  • It is possible that you have been prescribed tapeentadol for an indefinite period (for instance, after the operation) or for a longer-lasting chronic pain. You won't be given to take it longer than needed. This is because repeated use of tapentadol could result in your body becoming dependent upon it. If you quit abruptly the withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety and restlessness. If you've used it for a long period of time and wish to stop it, your doctor may suggest that you decrease your dosage slowly to reduce the chance of withdrawal symptoms.
  • If you're undergoing surgery or dental treatment inform those who are performing the procedure that you are taking tapentadol.
  • If you purchase any medication consult your pharmacist to ensure that they're safe to use in conjunction with an opioid medication.
  • If you're driving, be aware that tapeentadol is likely to alter your reaction and driving ability. It's a crime to drive if your reaction time is affected. Even if you think your driving isn't impaired, it is recommended to bring proof that the medication was prescribed to you. A renewal prescription form or leaflet on patient information from the packet is generally thought to be suitable.
  • If you're planning to take travel abroad and have to carry tapentadol be sure to bring along a written note with you from your physician to state the reason you've been given it. This is due to the fact that tapentadol has been classified as a controlled drug which is subject to limitations.

Can tapentadol cause problems?

In addition to their beneficial results, many medications can have unwanted side effects but they are not all the time experienced by everyone. The following table lists a few of the most frequent side-effects that are associated with tapentadol. You can find the complete listing in the manufacturer's information leaflet that comes along with your prescription. The adverse effects can get better as your body adjusts to the new medication, however, consult your physician or pharmacist when you experience any of these or get worse.

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