Tapentadol’s side effects can be unpleasant, but they are usually not life-threatening. Tapentadol is a narcotic pain reliever and it has some side effects that you need to know about before you start taking it.
These side effects include constipation, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and sedation among others. Be sure to consult your doctor before you take tapentadol in order to learn more about the side effects and what may happen if you experience them while on this medication.
In some cases, side effects are permanent, such as a decrease in liver function and even death due to respiratory distress. If you experience any side effects that bother you or do not go away, be sure to consult with your doctor immediately so they can adjust the dosage for you accordingly. Side effects may cause withdrawal symptoms when tapentadol is suddenly stopped.