Pentazocine hydrochloride and acetaminophen tablets are a combination of pentazocine hydrochloride USP, equivalent to 25 mg base and acetaminophen USP, 650 mg. Pentazocine is a member of the benzazocine series (also known as the benzomorphan series).
Pentazocine hydrochloride and acetaminophen tablets are indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain.
Media Articles Related to Pentazocine and Acetaminophen (Pentazocine / Acetaminophen)
Med Boards Are Too Lax; Payment for Pain and Suffering; More
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines [2014.10.17]
Do medical boards fail to protect the public from substandard care? is a cap on payment for pain and suffering unconstitutional?; and nonclinical factors that affect cardiac testing.
Medscape Business of Medicine
Chronic Pain Malpractice Claims on the Rise
Source: Medscape Anesthesiology Headlines [2014.10.16]
More claims are now associated with chronic pain management, especially for certain procedures, such as cervical neuraxial injections, device implantations, and opioid prescriptions.
Medscape Medical News
Memories of pain during childbirth tied to intensity rather than length of labor
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.10.15]
Childbirth is physically intense and, for many women, it is the most painful experience they will have.
Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows
Source: MedicineNet Appendectomy Specialty [2014.10.15]
Title: Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade, Survey Shows
Category: Health News
Created: 10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Large study delivers message to expectant mothers: Epidural, spinal anesthesia safe choices for relieving pain
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.10.14]
Women seeking pain relief during childbirth should be comforted to know that epidural and spinal anesthesia are extremely safe, suggests a study of more than 80,000 women that reviewed anesthesia...
Published Studies Related to Pentazocine and Acetaminophen (Pentazocine / Acetaminophen)
[Postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy under total intravenous anesthesia using propofol combined with fentanyl or pentazocine] [2007.11]
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in propofol-anesthetized patients receiving either fentanyl or pentazocine as opioid supplement... CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of PONV in propofol-anesthetized patients receiving pentazocine as opioid supplement is not different from that in patients receiving fentanyl.
Clinical Trials Related to Pentazocine and Acetaminophen (Pentazocine / Acetaminophen)
Effects of Pentazocine Versus Lorazepam or Placebo on Manic Symptoms [Recruiting]
Pilot data indicates that pentazocine decreases manic symptoms in hospitalized individuals.
To follow up these initial findings, we plan to conduct a larger, more rigorous,
double-blind study. We will examine whether pentazocine, an agent with kappa-opiate
activity, decreases manic symptoms.
Effects of Pentazocine on Manic Symptoms [Active, not recruiting]
The opiate neurotransmitter system is thought to be involved in many abnormal mood states.
Some researchers have suggested that changes in this system may trigger the switch to/from
manic and depressive states in bipolar disorder. One problem with most of the currently
available opiate medications is that they can produce addiction/dependence. A particular
kind of opiate medication known as kappa-opiates may be able to produce changes in this
system with much less risk of addiction. This study looks at Talwin (a combination of
pentazocine and naloxone), a medication which affects the kappa and mu opiate systems. The
study will examine whether two doses of Talwin affect manic symptoms in people who have been
admitted to the hospital. This study will give more information about the involvement of the
opiate system in bipolar disorder, and give important information for use in developing new