Pain Channel
Topics & Medications
Related Channels

Darvocet Generic Names

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.
Darvocet® (propoxyphene/acetaminophen) is a prescription medicine approved to treat mild-to-moderate pain, with or without a fever. It contains a narcotic and is classified as a controlled substance.
There are currently both brand-name and generic versions of Darvocet. Generic names may include propoxyphene napsylate and acetaminophen, propoxyphene/APAP, or propoxyphene-N/APAP (the last two names are abbreviated, to help fit the drug name on a prescription label).
Many (if not most) pharmacies do not carry brand-name Darvocet. Generic Darvocet is significantly less expensive, and many insurance companies require people to use the generic products. If you are willing to pay full price, as your insurance will probably not cover brand-name Darvocet, your pharmacy may be willing to stock brand-name Darvocet for you.
(Click Generic Darvocet to learn more about Darvocet's generic names and strengths, to find out which companies manufacture these products, and for more information about Darvocet abuse.)
Alternative Therapies for Pain Management
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.