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Generic: pentazocine
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It is used to treat moderate to severe pain during surgery or child birth
               



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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 during surgery or child birth.

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?

This medicine is for injection into a muscle or a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 1 year of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

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

               
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