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What Is Acetaminophen and Pentazocine Used For?

Can Children Use It?

Acetaminophen and pentazocine is approved for use in children age 12 and older. It is not approved for use in children younger than age 12, 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 Acetaminophen and Pentazocine?

Older adults can use acetaminophen and pentazocine. However, they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, and more likely to experience confusion and excessive sedation from it.
 
Some experts recommend that acetaminophen and pentazocine 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. If acetaminophen and pentazocine is used to treat an older individual, it should generally be used cautiously and started at a low dose.
 

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. At this time, there are no common off-label uses for acetaminophen and pentazocine.
 
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