What happens if I miss a dose (Talwin Lactate)?
Since pentazocine is often used as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are using the medication regularly, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Talwin Lactate)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a pentazocine overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while using pentazocine (Talwin Lactate)?
Avoid drinking alcohol while using pentazocine. Alcohol may increase some of the side effects of pentazocine.
Pentazocine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by pentazocine.
What other drugs will affect pentazocine (Talwin Lactate)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- sibutramine (Meridia);
- phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), promethazine (Phenergan, Adgan, Anergan 50, Pentazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluperazine (Stelazine); or
- other narcotic medication such as codeine, fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Ionsys), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone), levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran), levomethadyl (Orlaam), meperidine (Demerol), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph), nalbuphine (Nubain), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet, Roxicodone), oxymorphone (Opana), or propoxyphene (Darvocet, Darvon).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with pentazocine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pentazocine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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