Benefits of Darvon
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.
If you have mild-to-moderate pain, you may benefit from Darvon® (propoxyphene hydrochloride), a prescription medication.
Darvon is classified as a centrally acting narcotic pain reliever, which means that it works in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), rather than directly at the site of the pain.
This pain reliever can be used for both short-term pain (such as after a surgery or dental procedure) or for long-term pain control. Other Darvon benefits include treating pain in people who cannot take acetaminophen (as many narcotics come in combination with acetaminophen) or those who have been taking the drug for quite a while (and have responded well to it).
(Click Darvon for more details on the benefits of this drug. This article offers a complete overview of how it works, dosing guidelines, and general precautions to be aware of before taking it.)