GENERIC NAME: PENTAZOCINE - ORAL (pen-TAZZ-oh-seen)
USES: Pentazocine is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth usually every 4 hours as needed for pain; or take as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Taking more than 6 doses per day is not recommended. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well. If you have previously taken narcotic pain medication (e.g., codeine, methadone, morphine) for an extended period of time, this medication may cause withdrawal-like symptoms (e.g., sweating, chills, tremors). For details, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
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