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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Propoxyphene (Definition)

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

Toxicity (Definition)

Toxicity is the degree to which a drug or a substance can harm ...Read more