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What Is Talacen Prescribed For?

Talacen® (acetaminophen and pentazocine) is a medicine used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain. It can be used to treat short-term pain, as well as chronic pain.
Talacen combines an opioid narcotic medication (pentazocine) with acetaminophen (Tylenol®), a non-narcotic pain reliever. When used for controlling pain, Talacen is usually taken every four hours as needed, but not to exceed six tablets a day.
Although most people tolerate Talacen well, it is not suitable for everyone. Make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and non-prescription medicines), as well as any other medical conditions you may have. Because Talacen has abuse potential, there are strict laws regarding its sale and use.
(Click Talacen Uses for more details on what this pain reliever is prescribed for. This article discusses how Talacen works, who it is approved for, and possible off-label uses.)
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