Two patients are described in whom the analgesic, pentazocine (Talwin), injected intramuscularly over long periods of time, resulted in afibrous myopathy of the injected muscles. Although early testing of pentazocine indicated a low abuse potential and no skin or muscle complications, reports of such abuse and complications have since appeared in the literature, a review of which is included.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation|
|State||Published - 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation