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Drug interactions between Stadol and Talwin

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Stadol (butorphanol)
Talwin (pentazocine)

Interactions between your drugs

Major

pentazocine ↔ butorphanol

Applies to:Talwin (pentazocine) and Stadol (butorphanol)

Using pentazocine together with other medications that cause central nervous system depression such as butorphanol can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Do not drink alcohol or self-medicate with these medications without your doctor's approval, and do not exceed the doses or frequency and duration of use prescribed by your doctor. Also, you should avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how these medications affect you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

pentazocine food

Applies to: Talwin (pentazocine)

Smoking tobacco may reduce the blood levels and effects of pentazocine. Contact your doctor if pentazocine is not adequately controlling your symptoms.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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