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Although side effects are possible with Talwin, most people tolerate the medication well. If reactions occur, they tend to be mild and easy to treat. Some of the possible problems include nausea, itching, and sweating. Serious complications can also occur, so it is important to know which side effects need immediate medical attention, such as signs of an infection, breathing problems, or seizures.
Just like any medicine, Talwin® (pentazocine lactate) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Talwin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
For many medications, the prescribing information carefully details the exact percentage of side effects that were observed in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including Talwin, contains only vague information on possible side effects, with no percentages given. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common reactions to such medications may be.
Based on available information, some of the more common Talwin side effects may include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Euphoria (unusually intense feelings of excitement or happiness)
- Skin hardening, lumps, or indentations at the injection site
- Stinging at the injection site
- Flushing (sudden warmth and redness of the skin)
Other possible reactions may include but are not limited to: