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What is Talwin?
Talwin®, generically known as pentazocine, is a highly potent pain reliever prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. It can also be used as a supplement to balanced anesthesia (during surgery) and for preoperative and postoperative analgesia. Talwin® relieves pain by depressing the central nervous system.
Why is Talwin addicting?
Talwin® is an addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few weeks of consistently taking Talwin® ,the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As a tolerance to Talwin® develops, the body requires more and more Talwin® to achieve pain relief. Taking higher doses of Talwin® can increase the risk of experiencing uncomfortable side effects.
Talwin® is a very powerful drug that the body may become physically dependent upon. If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Talwin® or wants to discontinue taking the drug due to its side effects, medical supervision is necessary to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Warning Signs of Talwin Addiction
- Extreme drug seeking behaviors
- Financial Problems
- Appearance of withdrawal symptoms
As a short acting pain reliever, withdrawal can start as soon as 6 to 8 hours after the last dose. Without medical supervision, decreasing a Talwin® dose or stopping the medication altogether may cause these initial symptoms.
Talwin Withdrawal Symptoms
- Flu-like symptoms
Outpatient Talwin Detox Treatment
Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of Talwin® in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period. Outpatient Detox does not replace Talwin® with maintenance drugs; instead, the professionals at Outpatient Detox free patients of all drugs allowing patients to return to their normal, healthy lives.