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Side effects of Fortwin addiction

De addiction centreFortwin is the brand name for pentazocine an opioid (narcotic) drug that is used to treat moderate or moderately severe pain. There are many brand names for pentazocine; Fortwin among them is an injectable form of this drug. It is often used as anaesthetic before surgery. It can be injected by doctors or under their direction, usually administrated on the thigh region.

Side effects of the pentazocine can be seen under two conditions. One condition is when there is an over dosage of the drug and another is when a person develops dependency towards it.

 

“14% of those who are prescribed pentazocine for medical use have a chance of getting addicted to it”

  1. Overdose side effects
  • It is usually combined with other form of drugs or alcohol. Some of these combinations can be deadly as it slows down the central nervous system and results in coma and eventually death.
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lethargy and dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Anxiety and headache
  • Vomiting
  • Constricting Pupils
  • Mouth becomes dry
  • Cramps in the abdomen region
  • Weak pulse rate and increased heart rate
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin may at times turn bluish
  1. Dependency side effects

Pentazocine usage may result in dependency but under doctor’s supervision it can be stopped with no withdrawal symptoms. But once the addiction becomes severe and especially when the individual’s choice of drug is unavailable, the effect becomes adverse.

  • When injected there can be a specific damage to skin like ulcers and destruction of tissues due to infection and pus formation.
  • It could at times leads to amputation of hands, arms or legs due to severe damage
  • The lungs might damaged permanently causing respiratory depression and cessation of respiration process itself in the worst scenario
  • Results in memory loss
  • Increased chances of having anxiety disorder and severe emotional depression
  • Psychosis can also be observed where the person might lose touch with reality. 

Fortwin should not be avoided when there is brain injury or damage and when a person is allergic, women should also avoid its usage when pregnant.

Among all those to whom pentazocine is initially prescribed as a medical use, 14% have chances of getting addicted to it. So there are high chances that it can cause dependency but with the medical supervision and doctor’s advice the dosage can be reduced gradually with no withdrawal symptoms.

It is always right to take prescribed drugs as per the dosage until the term or course gets completed, as advised by the doctor. Taking any kind of medication, without doctor’s consultation, to get an instant relief may sound like a simple plan but with drugs like these it is better to approach a professional.

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