Central nervous system depressant, analgesic.
Tablets, white, 200mcgs and 400mcgs. Ampoules for injection.
Euphoria, reduced anxiety, relaxation.
Drowsiness, confusion, disorientation.
Tolerance, accidents, overdose.
Dependence. If injected, damage to veins and circulation.
To treat moderate to severe pain.
Class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1971.
How is it taken?
Orally or injection. Tablets may be crushed and injected.
If tablets are injected: needles and syringes, water, matches or lighter, spoon.
Where does it come from?
Diverted from manufacturers, pharmacies, GPs prescriptions.
Temgesic has been popular in some parts of the UK where it has been used by injectors as an alternative to heroin. The whole range of drug counselling and dependency clinics provide services to these users in these areas.