Darvocet Dosage

The recommended dosage for Darvocet-N 50 and Darvocet-N 100 is 100 mg of propoxyphene napsylate and 650 mg of acetaminophen (equal to one Darvocet-N 100 tablet or two Darvocet-N 50 tablets). Doses of this medication are typically taken every four hours as needed for pain. For Darvocet A500, the recommended dosage is 100 mg of propoxyphene napsylate and 600 mg of acetaminophen (one tablet).

Dosage of Darvocet: An Introduction

In November 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) withdrew all medications that contain propoxyphene from the market. It has been determined that the risks of propoxyphene outweigh the possible benefits. In particular, the FDA was concerned about the drug's ability to cause serious changes in the heart rhythm, even at normal doses. Pharmacies will no longer sell this medication, and people who take it should stop and ask their healthcare provider for a more suitable pain medication.
 
The dose of Darvocet® (propoxyphene/acetaminophen) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to Darvocet
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Darvocet Dosing for Pain

For Darvocet-N 50 and Darvocet-N 100, the recommended dosage is 100 mg of propoxyphene napsylate and 650 mg of acetaminophen (equal to one Darvocet-N 100 tablet or two Darvocet-N 50 tablets) every four hours as needed for pain.
 
For Darvocet A500, the recommended dosage is 100 mg of propoxyphene napsylate and 600 mg of acetaminophen (one Darvocet A500 tablet) every four hours as needed for pain.
 
For Darvocet-N 100 and Darvocet A500, the maximum recommended dosage is six tablets per day. For Darvocet-N 50, the maximum recommended dosage is 12 tablets per day.
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