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Darvon Side Effects

Notify your healthcare provider if you develop serious side effects while taking Darvon, such as seizures, hallucinations, or difficulty breathing. In most cases, however, people tolerate the medication quite well, and any side effects that occur are typically easy to treat. Common side effects include dizziness, nausea, and drowsiness. Other, less-common side effects may include constipation, headaches, and weakness.

An Introduction to Darvon Side Effects

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.
 
As with any medicine, Darvon® (propoxyphene hydrochloride) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Darvon. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 
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