What drug class is propoxyphene?

What drug class is propoxyphene?

Darvon (propoxyphene) is a narcotic (opioid) analgesic drug class prescribed to treat mild to moderate pain.

What are the side effects of Darvon?

COMMON side effects

  • low blood pressure.
  • drowsiness.
  • fainting.
  • dizziness.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • generalized weakness.
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise.

What drugs are in Darvon?

Understanding Darvocet And Darvon. Once sold as mild to moderate pain relievers, Darvon and Darvocet are Narcotic drugs made with Propoxyphene and (in Darvocet’s case) Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Call to get help for a Darvon or Darvocet addiction today.

What Darvon 65?

DARVON (Darvon 65 mg) Darvon is used in the treatment of pain and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesics. FDA has not classified the drug for risk during pregnancy. Darvon 65 mg is classified as a Schedule 4 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).

What is propoxyphene prescribed for?

Propoxyphene is an opioid pain reliever used to treat mild to moderate pain. It is sold under various names as a single-ingredient product (e.g., Darvon) and as part of a combination product with acetaminophen (e.g., Darvocet).

What are examples of propoxyphene?

Propoxyphene, like other narcotic pain-relievers, increases the effect of drugs that slow brain function, such as alcohol, barbiturates, skeletal muscle relaxants, for example, carisoprodol (Soma) and cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril), and benzodiazepine sedatives, for example, diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan).

What is phencyclidine intoxication?

Hallmark clinical findings of PCP intoxication are nystagmus, hypertension and a mental status, which is often described as dissociative anesthesia. In higher doses patients become unconscious and can succumb to pulmonary aspiration and cardiovascular collapse.

What is the medicine pethidine?

Pethidine is an opioid pain-relief medicine that was once widely used in Australia for pain caused by a range of conditions. Pethidine is now less frequently used because newer, safer opioids are available. Pethidine is sometimes to used to reduce labour pain in childbirth.

How long does propoxyphene stay in your system?


Urine test Up to 10 days
Hair test Up to 90 days

Is Propoxy a narcotic?

Propoxyphene is indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain. It is a narcotic pain-reliever and cough suppressant but is weaker than morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone.

Why was propoxyphene taken off the market?

The Food and Drug Administration said today that the painkiller propoxyphene is being withdrawn from the market because it has been linked to a potentially deadly heart-rhythm abnormality, even when taken at recommended doses.

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