A synthetic compound that is a potent, nonaddictive analgesic, often given during childbirth.
- Other medications that have caused occasional interaction during the perioperative period include fentanyl, carbamazepine, and pentazocine.
- Meperidine or pentazocine are recommended by some physicians.
- An expert panel determined, for example, that pain relievers like meperidine and pentazocine carry more risk than benefit for the elderly.
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