Acetaminophen and Pentazocine
Just like any medicine, acetaminophen and pentazocine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience 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. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the possible side effects of acetaminophen and pentazocine may include but are not limited to:
(Click Acetaminophen and Pentazocine Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking acetaminophen and pentazocine if you have:
- Past or present problems with drug or alcohol dependence or abuse
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Breathing problems, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other lung disease
- A head injury, brain tumor, or increased pressure around the brain
- Ever had a seizure
- Any of a group of rare medical conditions known as porphyria
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid)
- Adrenal gland problems
- An enlarged prostate or difficulty urinating
- Bowel problems, including bowel blockage or inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis)
- Gallbladder disease (cholecystitis)
- A condition of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Talacen and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Talacen and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Acetaminophen and Pentazocine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)