Darvocet-A500 (Propoxyphene & Acetaminophen) 100/500mg

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Darvocet-A500 (Propoxyphene & Acetaminophen) 100/500mg contains a combination of propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Propoxyphene is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.

Description

Darvocet-A500 (Propoxyphene & Acetaminophen) 100/500mg is a less potent pain reliever and a fever reducer that increases the effects of propoxyphene.

The combination of acetaminophen and propoxyphene is used to relieve mild to moderate pain with or without fever.

Acetaminophen and propoxyphene may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Darvocet-A500 (Propoxyphene & Acetaminophen) 100/500mg?

Acetaminophen and propoxyphene was withdrawn from the U.S. market in November 2010.

Propoxyphene may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Do not use acetaminophen and propoxyphene if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Serious, life threatening side effects can occur if you use acetaminophen and propoxyphene before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Darvocet-A500 (Propoxyphene & Acetaminophen) 100/500mg?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or propoxyphene.

Propoxyphene may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Never share this medication with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

Do not use acetaminophen and propoxyphene if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur, leading to serious side effects

How should I take Darvocet A500 (acetaminophen and propoxyphene)?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver. Adults should not take more than 1 gram (1000 mg) of acetaminophen per dose or 4 grams (4000 mg) per day. If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day, you should never use more than 2 grams (2000 mg) of acetaminophen per day.

Do not stop using acetaminophen and propoxyphene suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using acetaminophen and propoxyphene.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using acetaminophen and propoxyphene. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

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Weight 1 oz

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