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Pentazocine and Acetaminophen (Pentazocine Hydrochloride / Acetaminophen) - Summary

 
 



SUMMARY

Pentazocine HCl
and
Acetaminophen
Tablets C-IV
Rx only
30276-4

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.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Pentazocine and Acetaminophen (Pentazocine / Acetaminophen)

Temple study suggests a novel approach for treating non-cardiac chest pain
Source: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology News From Medical News Today [2014.10.24]
Chest pain doesn't necessarily come from the heart. An estimated 200,000 Americans each year experience non-cardiac chest pain, which in addition to pain can involve painful swallowing, discomfort...

Extra-Depth Shoes May Help Ease Foot Pain in Elderly
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Changing how primary-care doctors treat pain, fatigue and other common symptoms
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2014.10.23]
Common symptoms such as pain or fatigue account for over half of all doctor's office appointments in the United States, translating into more than 400 million visits annually.

Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain Specialty [2014.10.23]
Title: Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Tear duct implant effective at reducing pain and inflammation in cataract surgery patients
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2014.10.21]
The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of...

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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.

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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 treatments.

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