... nothing about it and we are researching it to see if it is ok for my dad to take before we get it..he was on norco 10. is this better? please someone explain. i dont know much about pain meds. thank you
Talwin (pentazocine and naloxone hydrochlorides). Pentazocine is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines.
The combination of naloxone and pentazocine is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. Naloxone is included in this combination to prevent the misuse of the narcotic ingredient.
This drug is a partial agonist just like buprenorphine (suboxone, subutex). Morphine is a full agonist opiate and has a much higher risk of abuse and addiction.
Norco is hydrocodone and is one of the weaker opiates which is one reason why it's prescribed so much. Also hydrocodone doesn't come in a sustained release form so the fast release isn't much good for a chronic pain patient as they grow tolerent to quickly. This is why most chronic pain patients are on some sort of sustained release painkiller. You will also here extended release ect they are all the same. They have different delivery systems but the main objective is that the patient always has a steady level of the drug in their system. I would definately give the Talwin a try..Good luck..
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