Active Ingredient(s): Acetaminophen + Propoxyphene
FDA Approved: * October 18, 1972
Pharm Company: * AAIPHARMA LLC
Category: Pain Relief

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Darvocet Overview

Dextropropoxyphene[3] is an analgesic in the opioid category, patented in 1955[4] and manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company. It is an optical isomer of levopropoxyphene. It is intended to treat mild pain and also has antitussive (cough suppressant) and local anaesthetic effects. The drug has been taken off the market in Europe and the US due to concerns of fatal overdoses and heart arrhythmias.[5] Its onset of analgesia (pain relief) is said to be 20–30 minutes and peak effects are seen...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darvocet

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Darvocet removal was/is a disgrace & political!
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I periodically took Darvocet for 10 years for moderate to severe back pain due to four bulging disks prior to the FDA's removal. I only took it when I had a pain cycle appearing, which was seldom more than once a month. I had NO problems. I was able to function well without grogginess, a clear head, diminished pain, and NO signs of side effects. My physician has been trying several of the optional medications and Tramadol does NOTHING for my pain. Any other optional medications (i.e. hydrocodone) leave me incapacitated, sleeping, and woozy, which completely shuts down my days. I try to avoid taking it when the pain approaches, because I hate the side effects, which causes my pain to worsen. Since the removal of Darvocet, I must take off work excessively, feel hopeless, and my qualit...
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i just took an old darvocet pill am i going to die?
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omg...i had no clue darvocet was removed off the market....i had an old script from 4 yrs ago....i teeth extracted 3 days ago and i am extreme pain...i took one of the darvocet.... now im terrified its going to kill me ## no u won't die...the fda removed the drug due to higher rates of heart problems...it is as safe now as it was 4 yrs ago. ## Mickey is correct, it wasn't killing people when they took one pill. What it was doing was causing cardiac damage and issues, however, they were also reversible in most cases, once the drug was discontinued. Learn more Darvocet details here. You should dispose of them though, to make sure you don't take any in the future. And for most dental extractions, a simple NSAID, such as Ibuprofen is enough to relieve the pain and swelling, unle...
Updated 10 days ago.
white pill barr 318 oblong
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Have the same pills. The label on the bottle said: Darvocet-N 100. No longer manufactured. ## Hello, Craig! How are you? Thank you for the helpful post! This medication contained Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene. Propoxyphene and it's related drugs were all removed from the market several years ago, due to the dangers it caused of risky cardiac events, some of which resulted in death. It was also very commonly overdosed by many people, along with the risk it carried of being habit forming. Are there any questions or comments? ## I found a pill it has the #317 on one side and the other side has Barr can you tell me what this medicine is used for nobody can find what it is .thanks
Updated 18 days ago.
migraine pain relief
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Migraine headaches seem to be a trait in my family. My grandmother, mother, myself, and even my daughter...have all suffered from them, starting in early teen years. We have tried other meds but none completely stops the debilitating pain as Darvocet did. No, it did not stop or prevent the migraines but the pains were completely gone until the next dose was due...which allowed us to continue with life and work. With so many people the drug helped through the 50+ years on the market, why not bring it back with a heavy black box warnings? I feel bad for the handful of patients who died on it (though the Tylenol in it kills more a year) but for the many other people who used it without problems...why not bring it back?
Updated 23 days ago.
Darvocet return to market
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I have given Darvocet to patients for over 50 years. It is much superior to the codeine addicting medications. I have been unable to find any pain medication as effective as darvocet on medium acute or chronic pain. How can we get this medication back on the market? ## Darvocet and it's related medications will not be returning to market in the U.S. or Canada. On top of the severe issues that caused it to be pulled from the market, it has been replaced with safer and more effective medications. First, it was just as addictive as other narcotic opiates, including codeine and yet was found to be nowhere near as effective as the others that are available. Second, it was found to be cardiotoxic, thankfully, most issues it caused were reversible, when the medication was discontinued, but...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Will they be removing Darvocet off the market ? I think it is stupid to do so. If it is taken off, then another will become the drug of choice for overdosing,so on and so on. it is the acetomenphen that kills, a toxic dose is around 4 G,,It would take around 8 tablet of Darvocet with 650 mg of acetomenaphen to reach this level. ## Actually because your metabolism cannot digest darvocet as fast as other pain reliever just 6 pill can kill you and it is because of propoxypene that this happens it is a very dangerous drug that only help very few people. Most people who OD on this drug are not doing on purpose. Taking just 2 pill at 100-650mg in a short amount of time slows the heart rate and makes it harder to breath falling asleep after doing so can be fatal. ## There is a bill in place fr...
Updated 1 month ago.
darvocet-n with toprol
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oval, light green/ dark green capsule with LANNETT 8527/1552 ## THIS IS NOT DARVOCET NOR DOES IT CONTAIN TOPROL! This capsule contains Aspirin 250mgs, Butalbital 50mgs and Caffeine 40mgs, this is a generic for Fiorinal, used to treat migraine headaches. In the US Darvocet is a combination drug of the mild narcotic Propoxyphene and Acetaminophen and that is the only coupling of it which is available, it does not come with any other ingredients. Here's a pill image to confirm: Capsule Image Click Here So there are NO narcotic subtances in this medication. ## .it seems most doctors have their minds made up about pain sufferers, that we are nothing but junkies. If doctors had to suffer in any of the many ways we do, you can be sure they would have more compassion, and less judging. ## I...
Updated 1 month ago.
Substitute For Darvocet
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My Dad is taking Tramadol in place of Darvocet. He took Darvocet for 20 years no side effects, now he is taking Tramadol and is good for pain but his blood pressure is going high and he has arrythmia and terrible depression. I think this pill has problem working with Paxil, Atenolol, Norvasc and Digoxin and should not be given together or adjusted. Why are doctors not aware of this and what else could he or should he be taking? Confused and upset! I f Darvocet cause heart attacks then why could he take it for 20 years without problems and now with Tramadol the safe one he's having all these troubles. ## Well, first of all, no medication is absolutely safe, they all carry risks. Now, the next question is, how long has he been off the Darvocet and did he stop taking it abruptly? Darvo...
Updated 5 months ago.
out of date darvocet
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Does this med and/or the out of date version cause stomach or bladder pain? I already have IC and inflamed stomach. I've been suffering bladder pain for a week. Had blood drawn, everything is fairly normal. Its either this or imitrex, they are the only changes lately. Yes, I have migraines too, thus the imitrex. Thanks ## Hello, Cindy! How are you? You shouldn't be taking Darvocet, at all. It was removed from the market several years ago, due to the dangers it caused of cardiac injury, which resulted in several deaths. It also has a very high rate of overdose, as reported by the FDA. Thus, if you've been taking this, you should inform your doctor, so they can check for any potential problems. It is probably due to the Imitrex, though it would be best to have it checked out t...
Updated 5 months ago.
Where To Purchase Darvocet
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I have spinal STENOSIS and need Darvocet. I cannot take aspirin or Non Inflammatories. I have a script from my doctor. ## I'm sorry, but Darvocet has been removed from the market in the U.S., Canada and most other countries. It contained the active ingredients Propoxyphene and Acetaminophen and the Propoxyphene was found to be cardiotoxic. Learn more: I'm very surprised that your doctor wasn't aware of this information. There are, however, other narcotic analgesics on the market that contain Acetaminophen, rather than NSAIDs, so you may want to discuss using on of them with your doctor. Percocet, which contains Oxycodone and Acetaminophen is the most commonly used. Are there any other questions or comments? ## There is nothing wrong with Darvocet. Just some people who overdo...
Updated 6 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Acetaminophen + Propoxyphene
  • Tablet: 100mg + 325mg, 100mg + 650mg, 325mg + 32.5mg, 325mg + 50mg, 500mg + 100mg, 650mg + 100mg, 650mg + 65mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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