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Please describe the medication: propoxyphene and acetaminophen?

Please describe the medication: propoxyphene and acetaminophen?

Many side effects: Also known as darvon/darvocet most pain physicians have stopped rx. Basically works on opioid receptors but linked to overdose if taken with alcohol and other sedatives. There is a black box warning for increased risk of suicide and should not be taken by actively depressed individual. Not a pain killer I would recommend. ...Read more

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Propoxyphene (Definition)

Propoxyphene is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...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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Where can I buy propoxyphene?

Where can I buy propoxyphene?

Propoxyphene: Not legaliy - its been off the market for quite some time. Personally I feel this was not the ght thing to do - it was a great analgesic but some people used it without a. good depth of knowledge of the molecule ...Read more

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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

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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

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Can you die from an overdose on propoxyphene?

Can you die from an overdose on propoxyphene?

Yes: This is an addictive and potentially dangerous medicine and should be use only as prescribed. Overdose can occur. ...Read more

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How much time does propoxyphene stay in your body?

How much time does propoxyphene stay in your body?

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

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Expert opinions? Which is stronger, hydrocodone or propoxyphene?

Expert opinions? Which is stronger, hydrocodone or propoxyphene?

"Apples to apples": Hydrocodone, probably, if one considers a standard pill. You have to keep in mind that potency ("strength") of the drug, the ability to provide desired effect, is reflected in the amount (mg or mcg) used. There is also considerable variabilty among patients - what is " strong" for one, may not work for the other. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

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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What is the definition or description of: Propoxyphene overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Propoxyphene overdose?

Propoxyphene OD: Propoxyphene (Darvon) is a narcotic pain reliever. Overdose symptoms could include: either small or dialated pupis, cold /clammy skin, blue lips, sedation, confusion, fainting, weak, slow or irregular pulse & slow, shallow breathing or resiratory arrest. The FDA banned Darvon & other medications that contain propoxyphene due to potential cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Propoxyphene makes me happy, relaxed and helps me focus. Is that ok?

Propoxyphene makes me happy, relaxed and helps me focus. Is that ok?

Proxyphene: No its not okay - medications should never be used to make you happy - that is how to start to use them for reasons other than pain relief. The relaxation and ability to ficus is okay as we presume that the pain has reduced. ...Read more

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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 the treatment for propoxyphene overdose?

What is the treatment for propoxyphene overdose?

Depends: This can be treated with supportive care, endotracheal intubation and respiratory support, or medications such as narcan (naloxone). ...Read more

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Is d-propoxyphene napsylate stronger or weaker than codein? Please advise!

Not sure why the?: Since propoxyphene has not been available legally in the United States for about 10 years now. It was taken off the market for 2 major reasons. One was that it simply didn't work. Codeine DOES work. Numerous studies showed that darvon compounds only worked because of the other things in them (aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc.) and that darvon alone was a placebo. Secondly, it had cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Effect of darvon-n tablet (propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet (propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and propoxyphene?

Is it safe to mix flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and propoxyphene?

I worry about this: Please consult your doctor. See also drugs. Com interactions. Propoxyphene is the more dangerous of the two. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) has strong sedation too as well as an antidepressant-like effect. I worry this combination could mess you up. I worry about what kind of condition you have that these would be prescribed and together. Your doctor will be able to consider all of these factors and your physiology. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for acetaminophen and propoxyphene napsylate 650 mg / 100 mg. Pills to leave your system?

How much time does it take for acetaminophen and propoxyphene napsylate 650 mg / 100 mg. Pills to leave your system?

Depends on what you: Are really asking. Firstly, darvon isn't even available legally in this country, mainly because it 1) doesn't work and is essentially a placebo and 2) it caused a number of heart rhythm problems. It can however cause overdose and addiction. I don't even know if it is tested for in most testing kits. It is a short-acting drug but its metabolites stick around and can be detected for 2-4 days. ...Read more

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Can I take propoxyphen if I have just gotten toradol?

Can I take propoxyphen if I have just gotten toradol?

Yes and no: Propoxyphene is not longer available in the us so anyone having this in the us likely has an old or expired rx. When this was on the market, using it along with toradol would be ok. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

Smell: Distortion of smell or presence of odors that others can't smell can occur with certain brain lesions, but the fact that the symptom cleared for a period of time is reassuring even though the symptom recurred. If you're quite disturbed by this symptom, consult an Otolaryngologist for careful examination of your nose and mouth. ...Read more