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What Is In Darvocet?

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 for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain. Many people may wonder, "What is in Darvocet?"
 
Darvocet contains two active ingredients and numerous different inactive ingredients. The two main components of the medication are propoxyphene napsylate and acetaminophen. The inactive ingredients of the drug vary depending on the particular Darvocet product.
 
In addition, generic medications can have different inactive ingredients compared to the brand-name drug. Generic Darvocet is made by numerous different manufacturers, and each generic can have different inactive ingredients (although they all contain the same active ingredients in the same amounts). As long as the different inactive ingredients do not change the way the body absorbs or handles the medication, this is allowed.
 
(Click Darvocet Ingredients for more information on what is in Darvocet, including a detailed list of inactive ingredients found in Darvocet-N 100, Darvocet-N 50, and Darvocet A500.)
 
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