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Pentazocine

Synonym(s): Pentazocine

Contributor(s): Anna Meredith

Introduction

Name

  • Pentazocine.

Class of drug

  • Opioid analgesic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of short-term pain.
  • It has little sedative effect, only a slight effect on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and causes less respiratory depression than morphine   Morphine  .
  • Neuroleptanalgesia with acepromazine   Acepromazine maleate  for sedation   Sedation  and pre-anesthetic medication   Anesthesia: preparation  .
    Ineffective in management of severe pain

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Barbiturate anaesthetics
  • May cause additive respiratory or central nervous system (CNS) depression.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Heard D J (1993) Principles and techniques of anesthesia and analgesia for exotic practitioners. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 23 (6), 1301-1327 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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