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Darvocet-N Medication - Uses & Side Effects

acetaminophen and propoxyphene
Pronunciation: a see tah MIH no fen/proe POX ih feen
Brand: Balacet, Darvocet A500, Darvocet-N 100, Darvocet-N 50, Propacet 100, Wygesic

Darvocet-N drug is in a class of drugs known as narcotic analgesics. It works by changing the way the body feels pain. It is a combination of two different types of pain medicine and also used to treat mild to moderate pain. Generic acetaminophen; propoxyphene tablets are available for Darvcocet-N® 100, Darvcocet-N® 50, and Wygesic®.

Darvocet-N Dosage

  • These medicines may be taken every 4 hours as needed for pain. The usual doses are: darvocet-N 50: 2 tablets, darvocet-N 100: 1 tablet, darvon: 1 capsule, darvon Compound-65: 1 capsule. If you have kidney or liver problems, then your doctor may lower the total daily dosage
  • The safety and effectiveness of darvocet-N have not been established in children.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Uses of Darvocet-N

  • Together, acetaminophen and propoxyphene are used to relieve pain.
  • It may also be use to treat other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guide.

Side Effects of Darvocet-N

Before taken darvocet-N medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking darvocet-N. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Feelings of elation or depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Kidney problems
  • Light-headedness
  • Liver problems
  • Minor visual disturbances
  • Skin rashes
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Darvocet-N

  • If you have a kidney or liver disorder, then you should consult your doctor before taking Darvocet-N.
  • After taken this medicines, it may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; so you should not drive or operate dangerous machinery or you should not participate in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness.
  • If you are having surgery, such as dental surgery, then you should tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking acetaminophen and propoxyphene.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking acetaminophen and propoxyphene, then you should call your doctor immediately.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Darvocet-N with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Darvocet-N with the following:

  • Antiseizure medications such as Tegretol
  • Muscle relaxants such as Flexeril
  • Narcotic pain relievers such as Demerol
  • Sleep aids such as Halcion
  • Tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium
  • Warfarin-like drugs such as Coumadin
Overdose

After taken Darvocet-N if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Darvocet-N overdose may include:

  • Breathing
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Tiredness
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Small pupils
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


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