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In the US, Tapentadol (tapentadol systemic) is a member of the drug class narcotic analgesics and is used to treat Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and Pain.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Opioid analgesic

Chemical Name

3-[(1R,2R)-3-(dimetylamino)-1-etyl-2-metylpropyl]phenol (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Tapentadolum (Latin)
  • Tapentadol (German)
  • Tapentadol (French)
  • Tapentadol (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Tapentadol (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • BN 200 (IS)
  • CG5503 (IS)
  • UNII-H8A007M585 (IS)
  • Tapentadol Hydrochloride (OS: JAN, BANM)
  • R-331333 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Dol-Proxyvon
    Wockhardt, India
  • Palexia
    Grünenthal, Lithuania; Grünenthal, Latvia; Grünenthal, Poland; Stada, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Palexia retard
    Grünenthal, Lithuania; Grünenthal, Poland; Grünenthal, Slovakia; Stada, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Palexis
    Grünenthal Chilena, Chile
  • Palexis Retard
    Grünenthal Chilena, Chile
  • Tapcynta
    Macleods, India
  • Nucynta
    Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Nucynta CR
    Janssen, Canada
  • Nucynta ER
    Janssen Pharma, United States
  • Nucynta Extended-Release
    Janssen, Canada
  • Nucynta IR
    Janssen, Canada
  • Paintadol
    Andic, India
  • Palexia
    Grunenthal, Bulgaria; Grunenthal, Malta; Grünenthal, Belgium; Grünenthal, Switzerland; Grünenthal, Germany; Grünenthal, Denmark; Grünenthal, Estonia; Grünenthal, Spain; Grünenthal, United Kingdom; Grünenthal, Ireland; Grünenthal, Mexico; Grünenthal, Netherlands; Grünenthal, Norway; Grünenthal, Portugal; Grünenthal Italia, Italy; Grunenthal Sweden, Sweden; Janssen-Cilag, Israel
  • Palexia Depot
    Grünenthal, Norway; Grünenthal Denmark, Denmark; Grunenthal Sweden, Sweden
  • Palexia retard
    Grunenthal, Malta; Grünenthal, Austria; Grünenthal, Switzerland; Grünenthal, Germany; Grünenthal, Estonia; Grünenthal, Mexico; Grünenthal, Netherlands; Grünenthal, Portugal
  • Palexia SR
    Grunenthal, Ireland; Grünenthal, United Kingdom; Janssen-Cilag, Israel
  • Pentadol
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Vorth-TP
    Glenmark, India
  • Yantil
    Grünenthal, Belgium; Grünenthal, Netherlands
  • Yantil retard
    Esteve, Spain; Grünenthal, Germany; Grünenthal, Netherlands; MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme, Germany


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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