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Dosing Information

The dose of propoxyphene your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to propoxyphene
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Propoxyphene Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Propoxyphene can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Propoxyphene).

Overdose Information

An overdose with propoxyphene can be very dangerous. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Darvon Overdose or Darvon-N Overdose for more information.)

How Should Propoxyphene Be Stored?

Propoxyphene tablets and capsules should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because it can be a desirable drug of abuse and a very dangerous drug in the case of an overdose, make sure to keep it in a safe place.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

This medication is often prescribed "as needed," which means you do not need to take a dose if you do not feel pain. If you forget to take a dose of propoxyphene and notice significant pain, take your missed dose right away. However, make sure to wait the recommended time before the next dose.
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