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Propoxyphene Compound Medication
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
Off the market: Darvocet has been taken off the market. ...Read more
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
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
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
Off market: Darvocet is off the market.Get a more detailed answer ›
Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more
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
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
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
My boyfriend is on chemotherapy medication and we do not use protection, will the chemicals be in his sperm? If so, how will that effect me?
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