Darvocet Medication for Pain
Darvocet® (propoxyphene/acetaminophen) is a combination medicine that contains both a narcotic and a pain reliever commonly found in over-the-counter products. Healthcare providers may prescribe Darvocet medication for pain that is short-term (such as pain after a surgery or dental procedure) or long-term.
This drug comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth, typically every four hours as needed for pain. You should never suddenly stop taking Darvocet, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks (as withdrawal symptoms could occur). It is also recommended to avoid drinking alcohol while using this pain medication.
Since Darvocet contains a narcotic, it has a significant potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse. It is classified as a controlled substance, meaning that there are special rules and regulations for prescribing and obtaining the medication.
(Click Darvocet for information on how Darvocet works for pain relief, to find out what side effects may occur with this drug, and to learn more about the warnings associated with the use of narcotics.)