Darvon Dosage for Special SituationsIf your kidney or liver function is not optimal, your healthcare provider may decide to prescribe a lower Darvon dosage. Similarly, lower dosages are often recommended for elderly individuals, who may be more sensitive to the effects of the medication.
If you are taking certain other medications (known as CYP 3A4 inhibitors), you may need a lower Darvon dosage, as such medications slow the breakdown (metabolism) of Darvon by the liver (see Darvon Drug Interactions).
General Information on Taking DarvonSome considerations for people taking Darvon include the following:
- This medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth, every four hours as needed for pain. Do not ever take more than 6 capsules in 24 hours.
- It is probably best to take Darvon with food, as it can be upsetting to the stomach.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication (see Darvon and Alcohol).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval. Do not suddenly stop taking Darvon, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks (see Darvon Withdrawal).
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Darvon dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.