Pentazocine

Pentazocine relieves moderate to severe pain. Can be given to women in labor for pain relief.

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Uses of Pentazocine

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Pentazocine is used in the treatment of:

  • Pain

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pentazocine Brand Names

Pentazocine may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Pentazocine Drug Class

Pentazocine is part of the drug class:

Pentazocine Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • LEVOMETHADYL/PENTAZOCINE
  • METHADONE/PENTAZOCINE
  • PENTAZOCINE/SODIUM OXYBATE

This is not a complete list of Pentazocinedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Pentazocine and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Pentazocine falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Pentazocine should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Pentazocine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Pentazocine Dosage

Take pentazocine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Pentazocine dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Pentazocine is available in the following doses:

  • Pentazocine 30 Mg/ml Injectable Solution

Forms of Medication

Pentazocine is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Tablet
  • Rectal Suppository