Read this entire leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may require reading it again.
- If you have any further questions, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been advised for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may hurt them, even if their hint of illness is the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This involves any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet
What is in this leaflet?
- What Palexia® retard is and it’s used.
- What you need to know while taking Palexia® retard
- How to take Palexia® retard
- Viable side effects
- How to load Palexia® retard
- Contents of the pack and other data
What Palexia® retard is and what it is used for
Tapentadol – the active element in Palexia® retard – is a powerful painkiller which belongs to the class of opioids. Palexia® retard is used for the cure of severe chronic pain in adults that can only be adequately handled with an opioid painkiller.
- What you need to know before you take Palexia® retard
Do not take Palexia® retard:
- If you are sensitive to Tapentadol or any of the other component of this medicine.
- If you have asthma or if your breathing is risky slow or shallow.
- If you have paralysis of the gut
- If you have acute poisoning with alcohol, sleeping pills, pain relievers or other psychotropic medicines (medicines that affect mood and emotions) (see “Other medicines and Palexia® retard”)
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Palexia® retard:
- If you have slow or shallow breathing,
- If you are Suffer from increased pressure in the brain or disturbed consciousness up to coma.
- If you had a head injury or brain tumors.
- If you had an epileptic fit or if you have an increased risk of having epileptic fits
- If you are Suffer from a liver or kidney disease (see “How to take Palexia® retard”).
- If you are Suffer from a pancreatic or biliary tract disease, including pancreatitis.
- If you are taking medicines referred to as mixed opioid agonist/antagonists.
Palexia® retard may conduct to physical and psychological addiction. If you have a propensity to abuse medicines or if you are dependent on medicines, you should only take these tablets for short terms and under strict medical supervision.
Other medicines and Palexia® retard
Examine with your primary care physician or drug specialist on the off chance that you are taking, have as of late taken or may take some other prescriptions. Your breathing may wind up unsafe moderate or shallow (respiratory despondency) on the off chance that you are taking dozing pills or sedatives (for example barbiturates, benzodiazepines), or torment relievers like morphine and codeine (likewise as hack prescription) in blend with Palexia® hinder. On the off chance that this happens to talk about with your PCP.
If you are taking CNS depressants (e.g. benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, H1-antihistamines, opioids, alcohol) in a mix-up with Palexia® retard your consciousness may be reduced, you perhaps feel drowsier or feel that you might faint. If this happens then tell your doctor.
If you are taking definite CNS depressants (e.g. benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, H1-antihistamines, opioids, alcohol) in a mix-up with Palexia® retard your consciousness may be reduced, you may feel drowsier or feel that you might vague. If this happens tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Serotonin syndrome is an infrequent, life-threatening situation that has been reported in some patients who took Tapentadol in a mix-up with so-called serotoninergic medicines (e.g. certain medicines for the treatment of depression). Signals of serotonin syndrome may be for example confusion, restlessness, fever, and sweating, uncoordinated movement of limbs or eyes, jerking of muscles, myoclonus, and diarrhea. Your doctor may prescribe you on this.