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Propoxyphene Overdose (Overview)

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.


Propoxyphene Overdose (Overview)

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.


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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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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

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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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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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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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