PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)


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PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral)


The doctor prescribes Darvon Cmp-65 1 every 4 hours. I just turned in a prescription yesterday and they say it has been discontinued. I am waiting for a call from my doctor right now, but I still see it is listed in all the drug places on the internet...
by Barbara in Stephenville,TX 76401, 02/01/2006

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (By mouth)

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

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

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) 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 PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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 PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet

  • 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 PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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.

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (Oral) (Tablet) 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.

PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE (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 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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