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Were you looking for information about Propoxyphene? Propoxiphene is a common misspelling of propoxyphene.
By working in the brain and spinal cord, propoxyphene (Darvon®, Darvon-N®) can help relieve mild to moderate pain. It is a narcotic medication and has some potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse. This prescription pain reliever comes in capsule and tablet form and is taken every four hours as needed for pain (but not to exceed 6 capsules or tablets in 24 hours). You may not be able to take this medicine if you have certain health conditions, such as asthma or depression.
(For the complete eMedTV article, click Propoxyphene. This resource provides an in-depth look at how this medication works to relieve pain, when and how to take it, and why it is particularly dangerous in the case of an overdose. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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