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.)