Generic Name: Pentazocine
Product Name: Fortral
Pentazocine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain
Pentazocine is an opioid medication.
Opioids act on opioid receptors in the nervous system to reduce the sensation of pain.
As well as relieving pain, Pentazocine also decreases breathing and causes constipation
Above a certain dose an increase in the dose of Pentazocine will not produce an increase in pain relief and may even reduce the amount of pain relief
Oral dosing: 25â??100 mg every 3â??4 hours. The maximum recommended daily dose is 600 mg
Intravenous dosing: 30 mg every 3â??4 hours. The maximum recommended daily dose is 240 mg
Subcutaneous or intramuscular dosing: 45â??60 mg every 3â??4 hours. The maximum recommended daily dose is 360 mg.
S8, except NSW: S4
Common side effects
Nausea and vomiting
Dizziness and light-headedness when moving form a lying to standing position
Constipation with prolonged use
Constriction of pupils
Uncommon side effects
Slowing or speeding up of the heart rate
For further information talk to your doctor.