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What Does Darvocet Treat?

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 medication that contains a narcotic. Many people may wonder, "What does Darvocet treat?"
Darvocet is approved to treat mild-to-moderate pain, with or without a fever. It is used for short-term pain relief (such as for pain after a surgery or dental procedure), as well as long-term pain control. Since it contains a narcotic, many healthcare providers like to limit Darvocet use to the shortest period of time possible.
This pain medication has not been adequately studied in children under 12 years of age and is, therefore, not recommended for this age group.
(Click Darvocet Uses for more information on what Darvocet is used to treat, to learn about how this medication works, and to find out if this drug is used off-label for other conditions.)
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