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Talwin Compound

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

TALWIN Compound (pentazocine and aspirin) is a combination of pentazocine hydrochloride, USP, equivalent to 12.5 mg base and aspirin, USP, 325 mg.

Pentazocine is a member of the benzazocine series (also known as the benzomorphan series). Chemically, pentazocine is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 -hexahydro - 6, 11-dimethyl-3-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-2, 6-methano-3-benzazocin-8-ol, a white, crystalline substance soluble in acidic aqueous solutions. The structual formula is:

Chemically, aspirin is Benzoic acid, 2-(acetyloxy)-.

Inactive Ingredients:   Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Starch.

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/28/2005
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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