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What is pentazocine and acetaminophen?

Available under the brand name Talacen, a combination of pentazocine and acetaminophen is used as a pain reliever. Acetaminophen is a general pain reliever, while pentazocine is a narcotic. Together, this combination prescription drug is used to treat pain that is mild to moderately severe. The drug combination relieves pain by working in the brain to change the amount of pain you feel.

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