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I need to know what is propoxyphene?

I need to know what is propoxyphene?

Darvon: Propoxyphene is a synthetic "opioid, " a drug which acts at the same receptors as opium and its derivatives. It is closely related to methadone. The trade name in the us was darvon, and it commonly came together with tylenol (acetaminophen) as darvocet. It was taken off the market in the us in 2000, because it was not very effective as a pain reliever and could cause cardiac problems. It is still sold elsewhere. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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What is propoxyphene napsylate?

What is propoxyphene napsylate?

Darvocet: Propoxyphene is a very weak opioid with many side effects, including seizures, that is now off the market. It is a poor analgesic and i would not recommend it. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Darvocet: A pain killer which has been removed off the market due to association with cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Treat pain: but propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. Was shown to cause heart rhythm problems and was taken off market in 90s in US. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene?

What is  propoxyphene?

Pain medication: This medication is used for pain and is no longer available in the us. It is normally found in medications called Darvon and darvocet. This was take off the market due to possible cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

Narcotic Pain Killer: Generally for mild to moderate pain not controlled with other non-narcotic modalities. It is habit-forming and as such is a controlled substance under the DEA schedule III drugs. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

Treat pain: but propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. The n is the salt form -napsylate (instead of hydrochloride). Was taken off market in 90s ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene-n prescribed for?

What is propoxyphene-n prescribed for?

Pain: Propoxyphene is the chemical in an old pain medication called Darvocet. It is no longer on the market due to fatal side effects, and the pills you might have found are too old and dangerous to take. Do not flush into public water supply, empty bottle into trash or take to pharmacy for disposal. ...Read more

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Why did propoxyphene go off the market?

Why did  propoxyphene go off the market?

Propoxyphene: Norpropoxyphene the metabolite is toxic. If too much Propoxyphene is used the metobolite would build up in your body and cause cardiac and mental issues. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Propoxyphene (Definition)

Propoxyphene is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more