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Symptoms of an overdose with Talacen (acetaminophen and pentazocine) can vary but may include slow or irregular breathing, liver damage, and even death. Because an overdose on this drug can be quite dangerous, seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have taken too much of this drug. Treatment options may include administering an antidote, pumping the stomach, and providing supportive care.

Can You Take Too Much Talacen?

Talacen® (acetaminophen and pentazocine) is a prescription pain reliever that combines an opioid narcotic medication (pentazocine) with acetaminophen (Tylenol®), a non-narcotic pain reliever. It is approved to treat mild-to-moderate pain.
As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Talacen. The specific effects of an overdose may vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Talacen dosage and whether it was taken with any other medications or substances.
A Talacen overdose can be extremely dangerous. Seek immediate medical care if you happen to overdose on this medication.

Symptoms of an Overdose

The pentazocine component of Talacen may cause the following overdose symptoms:
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Slowed, shallow, or irregular breathing
  • Anxiety
  • Nightmares
  • Strange thoughts
  • Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren't really there)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Pricking, tingling, burning, or numbness of the skin
  • Coma.
The acetaminophen component of Talacen may cause the following symptoms in the case of an overdose:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Confusion
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Liver failure
  • Coma
  • Death.
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