pentazocine/naloxone - oral, Talwin NX
GENERIC NAME: PENTAZOCINE/NALOXONE - ORAL (pen-TAZZ-oh-seen/nal-OX-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Talwin NX
WARNING: This medication should only be taken by mouth. Do not try to dissolve and inject the tablets. Injecting this product, alone or with other substances, may cause serious, possibly fatal, side effects.
USES: This product is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It contains 2 medications, pentazocine and naloxone. Pentazocine is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type). It acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief. Naloxone helps to prevent misuse of this product. It blocks the effect of pentazocine and may cause withdrawal reactions if this product is dissolved and injected. Naloxone does not have any effect when taken by mouth.
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