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Generic: naloxone-pentazocine
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It is used to treat moderate to severe pain
               



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What is this medicine?

PENTAZOCINE (pen TAZ oh seen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It also contains naloxone, which is used to prevent the misuse of this medicine.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • breathing problems
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • head injury
  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing beverages
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • seizures
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to pentazocine, naloxone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • butorphanol
  • buprenorphine
  • nalbuphine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxants
  • narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain
  • procarbazine
  • sibutramine
  • tramadol

               
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