PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet)

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is propoxyphene illeagal to use with no perscribtion ?
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PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet)

PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Darvon, Pp-Cap, Darvon-N

PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Propoxyphene (proe-POX-i-feen) Treats various types of pain.

When To Not Use PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use propoxyphene if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

How Should You Use PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet, Capsule, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
  • May be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help avoid constipation.
  • Shake the oral liquid well just before using.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine carefully using a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use 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 PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet)

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

  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any other medicines that could make you drowsy such as sedatives, cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, or other strong pain killers.

PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

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

PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) 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
  • Severe weakness or tiredness
  • Changes in behavior
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Dry mouth, nausea, or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Headache or blurred vision

PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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PROPOXYPHENE (Oral) (Tablet)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: ***


Ricardi, Ricardi - 01/13/2014

Thank you for highlighting that PCP's tend to try to treat prolbems that are technically out of their area of expertise, such as psychiatric issues and medications. I had the most wonderful PCP one can imagine. Thoughtful, caring, never rushed (though I have no idea how he accomplished this), and always kind. He prescribed psychiatric medications for me for the better part of 2 years, but I never truly got to a point where I was happy with how I was feeling, and the side effects were always plentiful.Then I moved and was sad that I could no longer see him. I see any one of a few primary providers at a bigger clinic now, BUT, I have a psychiatrist, and within a month he had adjusted/changed my medication and I feel better than I have in years. Am I mad at my old PCP for not referring me out? No, I know he always had my best interest in mind and never wanted to do me any harm. Do I wish he would've referred me to a psychiatrist? Yes, but hindsight is always 20-20.