Eli Lilly | Darvon (Medication)
Darvon/propoxyphene is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain….
Darvon: Side Effects
The most frequent adverse reactions of propoxyphene include lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, and vomiting. Other side effects include drowsiness, constipation, and spasm of the ureter, which can lead to difficulty in urinating.
Darvon/propoxyphene can depress breathing and should be used with caution in elderly, debilitated patients and in patients with serious lung disease. It can impair thinking and the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery. Darvon/propoxyphene may be habit forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur but are unlikely when used for short-term pain relief….
Darvon/propoxyphene may be habit forming. Physical and/or psychological dependence can occur, and withdrawal effects are possible if the medication is stopped suddenly after prolonged or high-dose treatment.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking propoxyphene. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain medicine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
Propoxyphene can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Do not stop using this drug suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….