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Propoxyphene And Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
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 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
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
It is long acting: and if you were taking it regularly, it's metabolites could be detected in urine for weeks, which is what I assume you are really asking. Not sure how you are taking it, since it has been banned in the US for about 10 years. Depending on what test is used, it may not show up, since it is chemically different than usual opiates like oxycodone and hydrocodone. If they do GC/MS it will show up. ...Read more
Of course...: Anything that can cause a mental “change in state”, will be used or abused by someone to achieve a brain change. Some substances, like alcohol, cause a reliable change in state that is similar from person to person. Other substances, like propoxyphene, produced a more unreliable change & only at higher, more dangerous doses. Also, it's not available in usa anymore. ...Read more
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