Fortwin Injection (1)

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Fortwin Injection (1) Information

Fortwin Injection (1) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. Pain are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Fortwin Injection (1) have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Fortwin Injection (1). Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Fortwin Injection (1) as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Fortwin Injection (1) normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Fortwin Injection (1)'s effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Mild while nursing. It is important to know if Fortwin Injection (1) has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Fortwin Injection (1) related warnings section.

Fortwin Injection (1) is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Liver Disease, Kidney Disease are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Fortwin Injection (1) contraindications section.

Additionally, Fortwin Injection (1) may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Fortwin Injection (1) is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Fortwin Injection (1) Benefits & Uses

Fortwin Injection (1) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Fortwin Injection (1) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Pain
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, IV, SC dose are also same, Pain in -Trauma, Surgery, Burns, Labour, Cancer
Geriatric
  • Disease: Pain
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, IV, SC dose are also same, Pain in -Trauma, Surgery, Burns, Labour, Cancer
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Pain
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 4 hourly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, IV, SC dose are also same, Pain in -Trauma, Surgery, Burns, Labour, Cancer

Fortwin Injection (1) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Fortwin Injection (1) safe for pregnant women?


    Fortwin can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Fortwin right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Fortwin Injection (1) safe during breastfeeding?


    Fortwin has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Fortwin Injection (1) on the Kidneys?


    Fortwin has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Fortwin Injection (1) on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Fortwin on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Fortwin Injection (1) on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Fortwin on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Fortwin Injection (1) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Fortwin Injection (1) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Fortwin Injection (1)

  • Is this Fortwin Injection (1) habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Fortwin Injection (1) can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

    Yes
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Fortwin Injection (1), you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Fortwin Injection (1) can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Fortwin Injection (1) is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Fortwin Injection (1) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Fortwin Injection (1) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Fortwin Injection (1)


    Taking Fortwin Injection (1) with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Fortwin Injection (1)


    Taking alcohol with Fortwin Injection (1) can be dangerous.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Fortwin Injection (1)

Question almost 4 years ago

Does Fortwin cause ulcer?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Yes, Fortwin may cause an ulcer. It has been reported by the patient who is taking this drug. However, if you experience the same after taking this drug then inform your doctor and follow his/her instructions

Question about 4 years ago

Can Fortwin cause low blood pressure?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Fortwin may cause low blood pressure (hypotension) in a few cases only. It is a rare side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause of low blood pressure is unknown. If you are experiencing lightheadedness or blurry vision (symptoms of low blood pressure) after taking this drug then try to sit down and take rest for a while till it subsides.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Fortwin with tylenol?

Dr Anjum Mujawar MBBS, MBBS , Emergency Medicine

Yes, Fortwin can be taken with tylenol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. It is safe to take Fortwin along with tylenol.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Fortwin work?

Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

Fortwin contains pentazocine which is an opioid analgesic (pain-killer). It is presumed that pentazocine provides relief from pain by binding to certain receptors (mu-opioid receptors) in our brain and by preventing the reuptake of chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) serotonin and norepinephrine. In this way Fortwin provides relief to the patient from moderate to severe pain.

Question about 5 years ago

What is Fortwin?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Fortwin is a brand name of pentazocine and it comes in the form of a tablet, capsule, and injection. It belongs to the class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. It is a prescription drug that is used to provide relief from moderate to severe pain.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 480-482

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Talwin (pentazocine)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Talwin® Nx CIV (pentazocine hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride)

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