How Can I Tell If My Child Is High on Propoxyphene?

How Can I Tell If My Child Is High on Propoxyphene?

Propoxyphene is a relatively weak opioid pain killer and is the active ingredient in the pain medications Darvon and Darvocet. Propoxyphene may cause heart arrhythmia and Darvon and Darvocet have been pulled from the market due to toxicity and a large number of fatal overdoses. However,...
Can Anyone Tell I’m Using Propoxyphene?

Can Anyone Tell I’m Using Propoxyphene?

Propoxyphene is a narcotic pain reliever that can be highly addictive. Propoxyphene is often prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain and is commonly sold under the brand name of Darvon or Darvocet, which is a combination of propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Propoxyphene affects the...
Is Your Patient Addicted to Propoxyphene?

Is Your Patient Addicted to Propoxyphene?

Propoxyphene is a narcotic typically used after surgery for pain management. Also known by the brand names Darvon and Darvocet, this medication can quickly turn from a source of pain management to the cause of addiction. Propoxyphene blocks pain receptors and produces a feeling of...
Signs and Symptoms of Propoxyphene Addiction

Signs and Symptoms of Propoxyphene Addiction

Propoxyphene affects the opiate receptors in the brain, reducing the sensation of pain. A tolerance to the drug can be formed, promoting a possible dependence when users have to take more of the drug in order to feel the original effects. Abuse and dependence may lead to an outright...