Darvocet is a drug that combines propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Propoxyphene belongs to the class of medications known as narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever that enhances the effects of propoxyphene. Darvocet helps treat mild to moderate pain that is associated with or without fever. Darvocet is no longer available in the United States. There may be generic versions available. You can order Darvocet online or from a local pharmacy store.
Propoxyphene can be habit-forming. Keep Darvocet in a safe place where others will not be able to access it. Do not take an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, such as Isocarboxazid (Marplan), Furazolidone (Furoxone), Phenelzine (Nardil), Rasagiline (Azilect), Selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate), do not take Darvocet.
Before using Darvocet, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
Do not take Darvocet if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or propoxyphene. Propoxyphene can be habit-forming. You should only use this drug if you have a prescription. Never give Darvocet to someone else, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep Darvocet in a location where others will not be able to access it. If you have used an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, such as Furazolidone (Furoxone), Isocarboxazid (Marplan), Phenelzine (Nardil), Rasagiline (Azilect), Selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate), do not take Darvocet. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, resulting in serious side effects. Inform your doctor if you consume more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have had alcoholic liver disease in the past (cirrhosis). You may be unable to take medication that contains acetaminophen. Darvocet may cause breathing problems or addiction/withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. However, it is unknown whether it is harmful to an unborn baby. If you become pregnant during treatment, let your doctor know. Acetaminophen and propoxyphene are both known to pass into breast milk and can harm a nursing baby. Do not take Darvocet if you are breastfeeding a baby without first consulting your doctor.
Take Darvocet as prescribed by your doctor. Take no more or less than the recommended dose or for longer than the recommended time. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if your pain medication is not working as well as it used to. You can buy Darvocet online with a prescription. An acetaminophen overdose can harm your liver. If you suddenly stop taking Darvocet, you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. When you stop taking Darvocet, talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms. If you need surgery, let your doctor know you are taking acetaminophen and propoxyphene. If you need surgery, let your doctor know you are taking acetaminophen and propoxyphene. Darvocet should be kept away from moisture and heat at room temperature. Keep a record of how much medicine you have used from each new bottle. Propoxyphene is a commonly abused drug, and you should be aware if someone is misusing or abusing your medication without a prescription.
The recommended dose for adults is 1-2 tablets every 4 hours as needed. Adults should not exceed 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose or 4 grams (4,000 mg) per day of acetaminophen. Do not exceed 2 grams (2000 mg) of acetaminophen per day if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day.
A Darvocet overdose can be fatal. The overdose symptoms may include
Darvocet has the potential to impair your thinking and reactions. If you drive or do anything else that requires you to be alert, be cautious. Before taking any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Many combination medicines contain acetaminophen. Taking certain medications together can result in an overdose of acetaminophen. Look at the label to see if treatment includes acetaminophen or APAP. If you consume alcohol while using Darvocet, specific side effects may increase.
If you have serious side effects, contact your doctor right away. Some severe side effects include:
Cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, or seizure medication may make you sleepy or slow your breathing. If you take any of these or other narcotic medicines regularly, tell your doctor. Tell your doctor about all other drugs you use, especially: