also known as nucynta
Is tapentadol available in canada?
Added 10 Feb 2012:
they say that it comparable to morphine and oxycodone.upside
being that it cures pain as good as the other strong opiates without the negative side affects.....wat i mean is it doesnt get you 'HIGH' LIKE OTHER OPIATES. is this 2 good to b true?an opiate that has the success rate of oxycodone without the narcotic high.
is this possible
serious answers only please
It could be available as generic - Tapentadol.
Tapentadol is classified as a "centrally acting opioid analgesic." This means that it works in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), acts much like morphine in the body, and relieves pain. Much like morphine, tapentadol binds to certain opioid receptors in the body known as μ receptors.
Tapentadol also works a little like some antidepressant medications by inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is one of several chemicals used to send messages from one nerve cell to another. As a message travels down a nerve, it causes the end of the cell to release norepinephrine.
The norepinephrine enters the gap between the first nerve cell and the one next to it. When enough norepinephrine reaches the second nerve cell, it activates receptors on the cell and the message continues on its way. The first cell then quickly absorbs any norepinephrine that remains in the gap between cells; this is called "reuptake." By inhibiting reuptake of norepinephrine, tapentadol essentially increases its activity.
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