Drug Index

Pentazocine

 
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Mechanism :

It is an opioid analgesic drug used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain and also as a pre-anesthetic agent. Long term use may cause physical and psychological dependency.


Indication :

• Relief for moderate to severe pain

• Pre-operative sedation

• Supplement to surgical anaesthesia


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to pentazocine or any component.


Dosing :

>1 year: 0.5 mg/kg IM.


Adverse Effect :

Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sedation, psychic disturbances. Rapid injection may cause respiratory and cardiac depression.


Interaction :

Morphine: May potentiate or reduce analgesic effect of opiate agonist (i.e. morphine) depending on patients’ tolerance to opiates.
CNS depressants: Additive effects seen with other CNS depressants.


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