Darvon 65 Mg Capsules
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, a healthcare provider may prescribe Darvon® (propoxyphene hydrochloride) 65-mg capsules. Your dosage will be based on several factors, such as how you respond to Darvon, other medical conditions you have, and other medications you are taking.
In general, the standard recommended dose for treating pain is one Darvon capsule every four hours as needed. However, it is important to not take more than 6 capsules in 24 hours.
For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not suddenly stop taking Darvon, as this may lead to withdrawal symptoms.
(Click Darvon Dosage for more information on how the 65-mg capsules work. This article also offers some tips on when and how to take Darvon.)