Darvocet Side Effects
Although most people do not experience any problems while taking Darvocet, it is possible for side effects to occur. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this medication include drowsiness, dizziness, and vomiting. Most side effects of Darvocet are mild and do not require medical attention, but you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you experience hallucinations, bladder control problems, or difficulty breathing.
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.
As with any medicine, Darvocet® (propoxyphene/acetaminophen) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. In a survey of hospitalized patients, less than 1 percent of people taking normal doses of Darvocet reported experiencing side effects.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Darvocet. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)