Palexia® PR (for severe chronic pain) is the brand name for tapentadol prolonged release, which is a strong pain medication. Palexia® PR is used for the treatment of severe chronic pain in adults that can only be adequately managed with opioid analgesics.[ref]
What is Palexia®?
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Palexia® IR (for moderate to severe acute pain) is the brand name of tapentadol immediate release, which is a strong pain medication. Palexia® IR is used for the relief of moderate to severe acute pain in adults which can only be adequately managed with opioid analgesics.3
1. Palexia® PR SmPC, July 2016.
2. Mehra M et al. The burden of chronic low back pain with and without a neuropathic component: a healthcare resource use and cost analysis. J Med Econ. 2012; 15(2):245-52.
3. Baron R et al. Tolerability, Safety, and Quality of Life with Tapentadol Prolonged Release (PR) Compared with Oxycodone/Naloxone PR in Patients with Severe Chronic Low Back Pain with a Neuropathic Component: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Phase 3b/4 Trial. Pain Practice 2016; 16(5):600-619.