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Pentazocine fibrous myopathy: report of two cases and literature review



Pentazocine fibrous myopathy: report of two cases and literature review



Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 59(8): 394-397



Two patients are described in whom the analgesic, pentazocine (Talwin), injected intramuscularly over long periods of time, resulted in a fibrous 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.

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