Are There Side Effects?
Just like any medicine, propoxyphene may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, 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. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of propoxyphene include but are not limited to:
(Click Propoxyphene Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Suicidal tendencies
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- A bowel obstruction (blockage)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Lung disease of any sort
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Darvon and Pregnancy or Darvon-N and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Darvon and Breastfeeding or Darvon-N and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Propoxyphene to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)