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Pentazocine is a synthetically prepared prototypical mixed agonist-antagonist narcotic (opioid analgesic) drug of the benzomorphan class of opioids used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Pentazocine is sold under several brand names, such as Fortral, Sosegon, Talwin NX. Pentazocine acts as an agonist of κ-opioid receptors and as an antagonist of μ-opioid receptors. This compound may exist as one of two enantiomers, named (+)-pentazocine and (−)-pentazocine. Side effects are similar to those of morphine, but pentazocine, due to its action at the kappa opioid receptor is more likely to invoke psychotomimetic effects. High dose may cause high blood pressure or high heart rate.   NCATS

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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Oral, Parenteral
  • Pro Drug: No
cis-(+/-)-pentazocine | dl-pentazocine | fortral | pentazocin | pentazocina | pentazocine | pentazocine hcl | pentazocine hydrochloride | pentazocine lactate | pentazocinum | sosegon | talwin | win-20228


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