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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 451--453

Pentazocine-induced contractures: Dilemma in management

Dileep Kumar1, Anil Gupta1, VP Sharma1, Ganesh Yadav1, Arpita Singh2, Ajay Kumar Verma3 
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, GSVM. Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Ganesh Yadav
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Pentazocine is a commonly used synthetic opioid analgesic for moderate to severe pain secondary to various conditions. Complications of parenteral opioid abuse including localized ulcerations, abscess, indurations, and sclerosis are well-documented. We present a rare case of drug abuse due to pentazocine (Fortwin) in a 32-year-old female, who had severe myogenic contractures of her knee joints.


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Kumar D, Gupta A, Sharma V P, Yadav G, Singh A, Verma AK. Pentazocine-induced contractures: Dilemma in management.Indian J Pharmacol 2015;47:451-453


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Kumar D, Gupta A, Sharma V P, Yadav G, Singh A, Verma AK. Pentazocine-induced contractures: Dilemma in management. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];47:451-453
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