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TALACEN (pentazocine and acetaminophen) is indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The usual adult dose is 1 caplet every 4 hours as needed for pain relief, up to a maximum of 6 caplets per day.
Due to the potential for withdrawal symptoms associated with abrupt discontinuation, consideration should be given to tapering patients off TALACEN (pentazocine and acetaminophen) after prolonged periods of treatment with TALACEN (See PRECAUTIONS, Drug Abuse and Dependence).
TALACEN (pentazocine and acetaminophen) is available for oral administration as a pale blue, scored caplet embossed with “Winthrop” on one side and “T37” on the other side.
Bottles of 100 (NDC 0024-1937-04).
Store at 25° C (77° F); excursions permitted between 15° - 30°C (59° - 86° F).
Revised February 2011. Manufactured for: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/2/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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