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What Is Pentazocine/Naloxone Used For?

Can Children Use It?

Pentazocine/naloxone is approved for use in children age 12 and older. It is not approved for use in children younger than 12 years old, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in children.
 

Is It Safe for Older Adults to Use Pentazocine/Naloxone?

Older adults can use this drug. However, some experts recommend that it should not be used in older adults, due to the risk for confusion, hallucinations, and other central nervous system side effects. If a narcotic pain medication is necessary, other medications may be preferred for older adults.  
 

What About Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than pain. This is known as an "off-label" use. For example, pentazocine/naloxone may be used off-label to treat mild pain.
 
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