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    Information about Pentazocine

    Pentazocine uses

    Pentazocine is used for moderate to severe pain.

    How pentazocine works

    Pentazocine is an opioid analgesic (pain reliever) which works by blocking transmission of pain signals to the brain to lower pain perception.

    Common side effects of pentazocine

    Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Nausea, Constipation
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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      Themis Medicare Ltd
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      Neon Laboratories Ltd
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      Indoco Remedies Ltd
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      Indus Pharma Pvt Ltd
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      Paksons Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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    Expert advice for Pentazocine

    • Use Pentazocine as instructed by your doctor. Never take in greater amounts or more often than prescribed.
    • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Pentazocine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Store opioid pain relievers in a safe place and out of reach of others.

    Frequently asked questions for Pentazocine


    Q. Is there anything I need to be careful about while on therapy with Pentazocine?

    Pentazocine may cause drowsiness and dizziness, especially in the beginning of the treatment. Do not drive or work with tools or machinery if your alertness is affected. It is not advisable to drink alcohol during treatment with this medicine as it might increase sleepiness.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)