Saturday, January 17, 2009 anna, Community Member, asks

Q: Is Talwin safe to use for pain?

Hi,  My Dr. has asked me to try Talwin for pain,  I have Fibromyalgia, .   I don't know what the components are.  Is it condeine or morphine?  Is it addictive?  I worry about these pain pills.  I take Tylenol#4.  The Tylenol makes me sleepy.  I'm trying to be careful,  we only get one body.  Thank You

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Cort, Health Guide
1/17/09 10:43pm

Talwin contains a narcotic pain reliever called pentazocine. It is used for pain and it can be addictive but addiction is reportedly very unlikely if used at the dosages recommended. 

 

http://www.healthsquare.com/newrx/tal1423.htm

 

 

Here's some more information on Talwin:  http://www.drugs.com/pro/talwin.html

 

There are, of course, pluses and minuses to any drug; there's the plus side of feeling less pain, reducing your body's stress levels because of that, having possibly better sleep, etc. with the possible side effects of the drug. Keep in mind that most side effects of most drugs fade quickly after you go off the drug. (Because of its narcotic properties this drug may require a more extended withdrawl period.) 

 

Good luck with your decision.  

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By anna, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/19/10, First Published: 01/17/09