What is Talwin?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Pentazocine

Talwin® is a brand name for pentazocine, an opioid analgesic used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. It has also been used as a sedative prior to surgery and as a supplement to surgical anesthesia.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Talwin

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Talwin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
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Stopped taking Talwin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Talwin

Jul 11, 2010 (Started Sep 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: i built up a intolerance to most pain meds
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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