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Talwin NX

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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:21 AM in Pain Medications
I saw my PM doc yesterday to go over the cervical CT. It seems that I have a herniated disc at T1....right under my C5-6-7- fusion. I am on Ultram ER 300mg a day, but I do get break through pain. My PM put me on Talwin NX, I've never heard of this. Has anyone ever used it?


  • Never used it but it's a combination of a synthetic opiod, and a very small amount of naloxone (hence the NX). Naloxone is generally used in much larger doses to reverse the effects of narcotic overdoses. In this case, it is present in your med in a small amount, simply to prevent recreational abuse. It won't affect it's effectiveness on your pain. Please, like Paul said, let us know how it works for you. It's almost never used, at least as far as most of us here know of, so it'd be great to know if we have another option in the world of pain meds. It's only a schedule 4 too, so your doctor can write refills without having to see you every single month. CIAO
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