You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- A lung problem, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or cor pulmonale
- Problems with your pancreas or gallbladder
- A history of head injury
- An intestinal blockage (bowel obstruction).
- Suicidal tendencies
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Darvocet and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Darvocet and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Darvocet Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
An overdose with Darvocet can be very dangerous. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Darvocet Overdose for more information.)