Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Pentazocine

Introduction

Name

  • Pentazocine.

Class of drug

  • Opioid analgesic.

Description

Chemical name

  • (2-alpha,6-alpha,11R*)-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexahydro-6,11-dimethyl-3-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-2,6-methano-3-benzazocin-8-ol.

Molecular formula

  • C19H27NO.

Physical properties

  • Capsules.
  • Tablets.

Uses

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Indications

  • Moderate to severe pain, particularly pain due to colic.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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