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First evaluation of tapentadol oral solution for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain in children aged 6 to <18

This is the first clinical trial in the global pediatric clinical development program for the use of the analgesic tapentadol in children and adolescents.

Patients and methods: This multicenter, open-label clinical trial investigated pharmacokinetics, safety and tolerability, and efficacy of tapentadol and its major metabolite tapenta- dol-O-glucuronide after administration of a single dose of tapentadol oral solution (OS) in pediatric patients aged 6 to <18 years experiencing moderate to severe acute pain after surgery.

Efficacy (change in pain intensity after tapentadol intake) was assessed in an exploratory manner using the McGrath Color Analog Scale and Faces Pain Scale-Revised. Adverse events were monitored throughout the trial.