Pentawin injection: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Biochem

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Trade name: Pentawin

Strength: 30 mg per 1 ml

Type: Injection

Active ingredient: Pentazocine

Category: Pentazocine is an opioid (narcotic) analgesic.

Pregnancy category: Pentazocine belongs to US FDA pregnancy category C (Risk cannot be ruled out).

Uses: Pentawin injection is used for treating moderate to severe pain,

How to use: Pentawin injection is given at your doctor's office by intramuscular (IM), subcutaneous (SC), or intravenous (IV) route. Pentazocine may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive or do any skillful jobs. And also do not drink alcohol as it potentiates the affects of dizziness and drowsiness.

Side Effects: Dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, headache, lightheadedness, False or unusual sense of well-being, mood changes, nausea and vomiting, difficulty urinating, redness, swelling, or irritation at injection site

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Dosage: Usual adult dose for anesthesia, pain: 30 mg by intramuscular (IM), subcutaneous (SC), or intravenous route (IV). This may be repeated every 3 to 4 hours. Maximum daily dose: 360 mg. ual adult dose for labor pain: 30 mg intramuscularly (IM) once.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: August 6th, 2016