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Pentazocine Drug Test


Pentazocine can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers urine testing services that can identify drug use up to a week back. Although it cannot be tested in our hair drug tests, we do offer urine drug testing options that include pentazocine in addition to many other substances. Tests can be scheduled by employers or individuals; just choose the location to get a drug test for pentazocine and complete the registration. Then you (or whomever you specify) will receive a barcode, which should be presented at the facility when the person arrives for the pentazocine drug test. Test results are fast, accurate, and reported securely in our online portal.

About Pentazocine

What Is Pentazocine?

Pentazocine is part of the opiate (narcotic) analgesics class. This drug is used for moderate to severe pain relief, sometimes as a pentazocine naloxone combination. Most often in the form of a tablet or injection, pentazocine belongs to Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act. However, this drug is sometimes abused due to the pain relief and euphoric effects it can have when combined with other substances like Ritalin. Misuse or abuse of this drug can have severe consequences.

Other Pentazocine Names:

Pentazocine is known by several different brand names, including Talwin Compound, Talacen, Talwin, and Talwin NX. The combination of pentazocine and Ritalin is also known by many street names including Crackers, Ts and Rs, Poor Man’s Heroin, Ts and Rits, and Ones and Ones.

Intended Use and Effects:

Pentazocine is intended for the relief of pain ranging from moderate to severe. As a controlled substance, this drug should not be used outside the guidance of a qualified medical professional.

Side Effects of Pentazocine

The use of pentazocine may result in side effects. Some of the common side effects for pentazocine may include:

Changes in mood
Feeling dizzy or sleepy
Discomfort in stomach

More severe side effects may occur if too much pentazocine is used, or if combined with certain other drugs (especially benzodiazepines) or alcohol. More serious side effects may include changes in heart rate or breathing, hallucinations, seizures, coma, and even death.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Pentazocine Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, pentazocine can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. The drug test that you select must specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested.

How Long Does Pentazocine Stay In Your System?

How long pentazocine stays in your system is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

Frequency of use
Amount used
User’s metabolism
User’s age
Why Drug Test for Pentazocine?

Pentazocine is classified as Schedule IV under the Controlled Substances Act, and should only be used as instructed by a qualified healthcare professional. A pentazocine drug test can determine if an individual is misusing or abusing this drug, and potentially even open the door to recovery for someone who may be at risk for addiction or death.

Pentazocine Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following pentazocine urine drug screens. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

EtG Alcohol + 20 panel$399
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20 Panel + Rohypnol, SOMA, & Nicotine$475
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