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A healthcare provider may prescribe propoxyphene (Darvon®, Darvon-N®) to treat mild to moderate pain. However, because it is not considered a "strong" narcotic and because it is particularly dangerous in the case of an overdose, this drug is not typically a healthcare provider's first choice for pain medication. This drug comes in tablet or capsule form and is taken by mouth, usually every four hours as needed for pain. Side effects can include dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea.
(For more information on this pain reliever, click Propoxyphene. This article offers a complete overview of this drug, including its abuse potential, how it works, and what to tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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