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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Propoxyphene (Definition)

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

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more