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)
Angola denies report that Dos Santos treated for cancer in Spain
Source: Yahoo Health News [2013.11.29]
Angola on Friday denied a report by Portuguese state TV that the oil-producing African state's long-serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos was undergoing cancer treatment in Spain. "I don't have anything to say, because it is not ...
Untreated cancer pain a 'scandal of global proportions,' survey shows
Source: Health News from Medical News Today [2013.11.28]
A ground-breaking international collaborative survey, published in Annals of Oncology, shows that more than half of the world's population live in countries where regulations that aim to stem drug misuse leave cancer patients without access to opioid medicines for managing cancer pain.The results from the Global Opioid Policy Initiative (GOPI)  project show that more than 4 billion people live in countries where regulations leave cancer patients suffering excruciating pain.
Chest Pain in Women Looks a Lot Like Men's
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines [2013.11.26]
A new review of almost 2500 emergency-department admissions suggests that the presentation of chest pain between men and women is not as different as is commonly thought.
9 Things Chronic Pain Specialists Want Hospitalists to Know
Source: Medscape Pharmacists Headlines [2013.11.26]
Read these useful pearls regarding opioid use and abuse, as well as tips regarding general pain management, from an expert team of chronic pain specialists.
Findings not supportive of using women-specific chest pain symptoms in early diagnosis of heart attack
Source: Cardiovascular / Cardiology News From Medical News Today [2013.11.26]
Using chest pain characteristics (CPCs) specific to women in the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) in the emergency department does not seem to be supported by the findings of a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.
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