How Much Propoxyphene Will Cause an Overdose?

How Much Propoxyphene Will Cause an Overdose?

Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet) is an opioid painkiller. As opioids go, it is relatively weak in its analgesic properties, being roughly the equivalent potency of codeine and significantly less potent than hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet). Nonetheless,...
Potential High Dose Risks of Propoxyphene

Potential High Dose Risks of Propoxyphene

Propoxyphene is often prescribed to patients to treat mild to moderate pain, and may be prescribed under the brand name Darvon or Darvocet. When taken at the proper dose, propoxyphene can help minimize the painful effects of injury or surgery, but too many times users take too high of a...
Acetaminophen Overdose and Liver Damage (Propoxyphene)

Acetaminophen Overdose and Liver Damage (Propoxyphene)

Acetaminophen is a painkiller and fever reducer most often found in over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol. Acetaminophen is a powerful drug that can have negative effects on your body, such as overdose or liver damage, but the risks are often unknown because many people use it so...
How Common is Propoxyphene Overdose?

How Common is Propoxyphene Overdose?

Propoxyphene is a highly addictive pain reviler, formerly sold on the U.S. market under the brands of Darvon and Darvocet. Due to cardiac complications, among other issues, the drug was banned by the FDA a couple of years ago. Before it was removed from pharmacies across the country,...
Preventing Propoxyphene Overdose

Preventing Propoxyphene Overdose

Propoxyphene is an opioid analgesic structurally similar to methadone. It is prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain. It is taken, by mouth, as a tablet, capsule or liquid; usually every 4 hours as needed. It is no longer on the market in the U.S. as of November 19, 2010, due to...
Propoxyphene Overdose

Propoxyphene Overdose

Propoxyphene is an opioid analgesic used to treat mild pain. It has also been prescribed as an anti-tussive and local anesthetic. Propoxyphene has been used as an ingredient in medications such as Darvon, Darvocet, and Dolene. Concerns about Propoxyphene Since its introduction in the...