Talwin injection is a narcotic analgesic used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It may also be used before surgery or with a general anesthetic. This drug acts on the central nervous system to relieve pain.
Prolonged use of this drug can cause mental or physical dependence. However, people who have continuing pain should not let the fear of dependence keep them from using narcotics to relieve their pain.
Mental dependence is not likely to occur when this drug is used clinically. Physical dependence may lead to withdrawal side effects if treatment is stopped suddenly and can be prevented by gradually reducing the dose over a period of time before treatment is stopped completely. This drug requires a prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before using Talwin, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications.
Studies in children 1 to 16 years of age have not demonstrated any pediatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of pentazocine injection while safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 1 year of age.
Studies in the elderly have not reported any geriatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of pentazocine injection. Adjustments in the dose of the elderly may be required since they are more sensitive to the effects of pentazocine injection than younger adults, and are more likely to have age-related kidney problems.
Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.
Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as:
Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as:
Proper usage of Talwin requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders. A trained healthcare professional will be the only one to give you this drug in a hospital.
This drug may be injected into the skin, muscles, or veins. You will be switched to an oral drug that works the same way when your condition improves. Consult with your healthcare professional for any concerns.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Talwin, there are some precautions you must take. Regular visits should be made to your healthcare provider to track your progress and to monitor the effectiveness of the drug.
Increased doses of this drug can develop dependence while prolonged uses can cause severe constipation. You may be advised to take laxatives, drink a lot of fluids, or increase the amount of fiber in your diet to prevent constipation.
Inform your healthcare professional immediately if you notice any symptoms at the injection site such as:
Depressed or indented skin
Blue-green to black skin discoloration
Pain, redness, or peeling of the skin
This drug will potentiate the effects of alcohol and other CNS such as:
or Sleeping drug other prescription pain drug or narcotics
Drug for seizures or barbiturates
Muscle relaxants, or anesthetics
Including some dental anesthetics
Check with your healthcare professional before you take any of the drugs listed above while you are using this drug. This drug may make you dizzy, drowsy, confused, or disoriented. Be careful in taking this drug before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have symptoms of anaphylaxis such as:
Any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth while you are using this drug
Check with your healthcare professional before you stop using the drug if you have been using this drug regularly for several weeks or longer. Your healthcare professional may want slowly taper the amount you are using before stopping it completely to help prevent worsening of your condition and reduce the possibility of withdrawal symptoms, such as:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine, the side effects will slowly disappear. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
If any of the following side effects persists or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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