Pentazocine and naloxone hydrochlorides tablets USP contain pentazocine hydrochloride USP, equivalent to 50 mg base, a member of the benzazocine series (also known as the benzomorphan series), and naloxone hydrochloride USP, equivalent to 0.5 mg base. Pentazocine and naloxone hydrochlorides tablets are an analgesic for oral administration.
|Pentazocine and naloxone hydrochlorides tablets are intended for oral use only. Severe, potentially lethal, reactions may result from misuse of pentazocine and naloxone hydrochlorides tablets by injection either alone or in combination with other substances. (See DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE section.)|
Pentazocine and naloxone hydrochlorides tablets are indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Pentazocine and naloxone hydrochlorides tablets are indicated for oral use only.
Media Articles Related to Pentazocine and Naloxone (Pentazocine / Naloxone)
Erectile Dysfunction Tied To Long Term Painkiller Use
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2013.05.16]
A new study suggests that long term use of opioid prescription painkillers for back pain is tied to a higher risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). The findings are published in the 15 May online issue of the journal Spine. Lead author Richard A...
Painkillers Increase Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
Source: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation News From Medical News Today [2013.05.15]
Regularly taking prescription painkillers, commonly called opioids, is linked to a greater risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, according to a new study published in Spine. Over 11,000 men suffering from back pain were involved in the research...
Retooling Pain Assessment for Older Adults
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines [2013.05.14]
Current pain assessment tools for older adults are inadequate, and education for healthcare professionals falls short in meeting the unique challenges posed by pain management for elderly patients.
Medscape Medical News
Tanezumab Makes Good in Chronic Back Pain (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology [2013.05.14]
NEW ORLEANS (MedPage Today) -- The controversial agent tanezumab, which was once put on an FDA regulatory hold, offered durable reduction of chronic low back pain, a long-term safety and efficacy study showed.
Persistent Pain After Sexual Assault Often Untreated
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines [2013.05.13]
Although pain is common after sexual assault, more than 50% of women don't seek appropriate medical care 6 weeks after presenting to the ED.
Medscape Medical News
Published Studies Related to Pentazocine and Naloxone (Pentazocine / Naloxone)
Effect of acute topical application of +-pentazocine on the mechanical allodynia in diabetic mice. [2010.09.01]
Mechanical allodynia is a major complication in diabetic mellitus. Peripheral sigma(1) receptors were shown to be involved in nociceptive perception... This attenuation may be, in part, due to the normalization of increased peripheral NO contents in the hindpaw of diabetic mice.
Hazards of pentazocine for neonatal analgesia: a single-centre experience over 10 years. [2008.09]
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, neonatal analgesia for surgical procedures is a major challenge where postoperative care is inadequate. AIM: To report experience of pentazocine for neonatal surgery in a Nigerian tertiary hospital... CONCLUSION: The use of pentazocine in neonates was associated with high morbidity and mortality. Caution is required when using pentazocine for neonatal analgesia where post-operative respiratory support is insufficient.
Improvement of memory impairment by (+)- and (-)-pentazocine via sigma, but not kappa opioid receptors. [2005.09.28]
(+/-)-Pentazocine is widely used clinically to treat mild to moderate pain as a racemic compound. Although it is known that (-)-pentazocine acts as a kappa opioid receptor agonist to exhibit analgesic actions and (+)-pentazocine acts as a sigma receptor agonist without analgesic effects, their combined effect on memory has not been investigated in detail.
Clinical Trials Related to Pentazocine and Naloxone (Pentazocine / Naloxone)
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