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Pentazocine

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, pentazocine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Some of the possible side effects of pentazocine include but are not limited to:
 
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Euphoria (unusually heightened feelings of excitement or happiness).  
 
(Click Pentazocine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious reactions you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to using pentazocine if you have:
 
  • Past or present drug or alcohol dependence or abuse problems
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Breathing problems, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
  • A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
  • A history of seizures
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
   
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Pentazocine to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 
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