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Pentazocine

Basic Information

Summary

A synthetic opioid used as an analgesic. It is only used IM and IV in the medical field and has respiratory depressant effects. It is pregnancy category C and schedule IV in the US.

Habit-forming

These drugs pose a higher risk of causing habit forming behaviour, take particular care with the amount and frequency they are taken.

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Depressant

Depressants are drugs which reduce arousal and stimulation in the user, characterised by a depressing of mental and physical functions.

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Opioid

Opioids are pain-killing depressants which may also cause euphoria.

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Dose
IM
Light10-20mg
Common20mg-30mg
Strong30-60mg
IV
Light5-10mg
Common10-20mg
Strong30mg
Duration
IM
Onset15-20 minutes
Duration2-3 hours
After-effects1-12 hours
IV
Onset2-3 minutes
Duration2-3 hours
After-effects1-12 hours
Effects

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    Aliasestalwin
    AvoidAll other CNS depressants
    WarningWhen mixed with a barbituate in a syringe it will crystallize which can be fatal.
    BioavailabilityOral 20%
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    Interactions

    Dangerous

    Caution

    Low risk & Increased Effects

    Low risk & No Synergy

    References & Notes

    General