November 1, 2014
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Talwin Tablets

(pentazocine)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02137984 TALWIN 50MG TABLET

How does Talwin Tablets work? What will it do for me?

Pentazocine belongs to the class of medications called narcotic analgesics (pain relievers). It is used for the relief of chronic or acute pain of moderate to severe degree. It works by affecting the central nervous system.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Talwin Tablets?

The usual adult starting dose of pentazocine tablets is 50 mg every 4 hours after meals when required. Dosage is adjusted by the doctor based on response and side effects to 100 mg every 3 to 4 hours.

The injectable is usually given in a hospital setting. It may be injected under the skin, into a muscle, or into a vein. The dose varies according to needs.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

This medication may be habit-forming if taken for long periods of time. Do not stop taking this medication without talking with your doctor. If this medication is stopped suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, trouble sleeping, shakiness, nausea, tremors, diarrhea, or hallucinations. If you plan on stopping the medication, your doctor may want you to reduce the dose gradually to reduce the severity of withdrawal effects.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has told you to take this medication on a regular basis and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

This medication is available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Talwin Tablets come in?

Each round, flat, bevelled white tablet, engraved with "FtL" on one side and "50" on the other side contains pentazocine HCl equivalent to 50 mg pentazocine base. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium phosphate (dibasic), colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium lauryl sulfate, and sodium metabisulfite.

Who should NOT take Talwin Tablets?

Pentazocine should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to pentazocine or to any of the ingredients of the medication.

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