• anna anna
    January 17, 2009
    Is Talwin safe to use for pain?
    anna anna
    January 17, 2009

    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



  • Cort
    Health Guide
    January 18, 2009
    Health Guide
    January 18, 2009

    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. 





    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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