Darvon/Darvocet Overview

Darvocet Defined

Darvocet, also known as Darvon, belongs to the generics of propoxyphene, is a prescription pain reliever, from mild to moderate pain.

Darvocet in the News

Public Citizen, a national non-profit consumer organization, has requested the US Food and Drug Administration to start removing the Darvon or Darvocet products from the market immediately. Public Citizen claims that the drug has been linked with more than 2,000 accidental deaths, physically addictive, and is not effective than its safe alternatives.

The Recommended Dosage of Darvocet

Darvocet comes in the form of a capsule, tablet, and liquid and is taken orally. Patients who are taking Darvocet should use it as accurately as instructed. The patients are also alerted that Darvocet can be addictive.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Darvocet?

Before using Darvocet, inform your doctor or your healthcare expert if you have:

  • Allergic reactions to propoxyphene or Darvocet or any drug
  • Any history of liver and kidney  problems
  • A history of alcoholism
  • Are pregnant, or planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding; contact immediately your doctor or healthcare expert if you become pregnant while using Darvocet

If you are scheduled for any surgery which includes dental surgery, inform right away your doctor or healthcare expert, or even your dental professional if you are using Darvocet.

Darvocet Potential Health Risks

There were some reports that taking Darvocet in high dose, by itself alone or in combination with other drugs is linked with drug-related deaths. Avoid taking Darvocet with other drugs that can result in drowsiness, including tranquilizers, sleep aids, alcohol, antihistamines, or antidepressants.  Refrain also from taking Darvocet in a higher dose, taking it often, and for a long duration.

Contact your doctor or healthcare professional right away if you are experiencing difficulty in breathing after taking Darvocet.

Although side effects related to the use of Darvocet are rare, they can still happen. Call immediately your healthcare expert if any of these symptoms are present, severe, and persistent:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Skin rashes
  • Mood changes

How Darvocet react with other drugs and foods?

Darvocet and some other drugs can interact with one another. Inform your healthcare expert about all the medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medications.

Inform your healthcare expert or your doctor if you are taking:

  • Anticoagulants or “blood thinners” like warfarin or Coumadin
  • Antihistamines
  • Antidepressants
  • Medicines for colds, cough, and allergies
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Sedatives
  • Seizure medications
  • Tranquilizers
  • Sleeping aids or pills
  • Other pain relievers
  • Vitamins

Discuss with your doctor before drinking alcohol while taking Darvocet because alcohol has the ability to make you drowsy which is primarily caused by Darvocet.

Darvocet – Getting Legal Assistance

Since we all know that all medicines have particular potential adverse side effects, the manufacturer has the primary obligation to produce drugs that are reasonably safe for human consumption, and inform the medical community and the general public about its risks related to its drugs. When the manufacturer fails to do so, they can be held legally liable if the patients are injured while taking their drugs and as a consequence of insufficient warnings, under a legal theory known as “product liability.”

If you or any of your loved ones are experiencing any of the adverse side effects while taking Darvocet, contact immediately your healthcare expert. Then you can contact a reliable and experienced lawyer to discuss your legal options and safeguard your rights to a legal remedy or any injury caused by taking Darvocet.

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