Darvon Compound 32 (Oral)

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Is Darvon Compound still on the market?

My Aunt is 88 years old. For years, Darvon Compound is the only medication that has provided her relief from migraine headaches. She used to say the generic did not provide the same relief. Recently, the pharmacy has told her this drug is no longer pr...
by Jean S. Alley in Nashville, Tennessee, 12/30/2005

Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Darvon Compound 32 (Oral)

Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) Medication Classification


Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) Brandname

Darvon Compound 32, Darvon Compound-65, PC-Cap

Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Aspirin (AS-pir-in), Caffeine (kaf-EEN), Propoxyphene Hydrochloride (proe-POX-i-feen hye-droe-KLOR-ide) Treats various types of pain. Propoxyphene belongs to a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics.

When To Not Use Darvon Compound 32 (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to propoxyphene, aspirin, or caffeine. Medicines that contain aspirin should not be taken by people with active ulcers, bleeding problems, or children or teenagers with symptoms of the flu or a viral infection.

How Should You Use Darvon Compound 32 (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • May be taken with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help avoid constipation.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) Storage

Store Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Darvon Compound 32 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking blood thinners such as Coumadin®, medicine for gout, or any medicines that could make you drowsy such as sedatives, sleeping pills, or muscle relaxants.

Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) Warnings

  • This medicine can be habit-forming. You should not use more than your doctor ordered.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before taking if you have kidney or liver problems, or if you have a history of depression.
  • If you have taken this medicine for several weeks, ask your doctor before stopping. You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Be careful if driving a car or using machinery.

Darvon Compound 32 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or slow heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Hives, skin rash, itching
  • Severe confusion or tiredness
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or weakness
  • Dry mouth, nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Headache or blurred vision

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Pornpracha, Pornpracha - 01/13/2014

There are many other medications out there that can help with the pain of arrithtis. As the article states, the efficacy of propxyphene is questionable at best. Being a pharmacist, I am well know that the side effects of this medication in many cases far out weight the benefits. The market is a safer place because this is now banned.