Tapentadol is an FDA-approved opioid analgesic used to treat acute as well as chronic body pain. It is categorized as a Schedule II controlled substance. However, Tapentadol addiction risks are very low compared to other Schedule II analgesics. Symptoms of Tapentadol addiction are more widespread in people who are taking the wrong Tapentadol dosage, mixing it with other medications, or misusing it.
Common symptoms of Tapentadol addiction include a frequent and higher intake of doses than recommended, depression, poor performance at the office or school, and weak relations with family and friends.
Tapentadol addiction can be prevented by detoxification, rehabilitation programs, and certain medications.