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Propoxyphene Uses

Can Children Use It?

This medication is not approved for use in children or adolescents, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Propoxyphene would be an unusual choice for a child or adolescent, as much more appropriate pain medications are available for these age groups.
 

Off-Label Uses for Propoxyphene

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend propoxyphene for something other than pain (this would be known as an "off-label" use). At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for propoxyphene.
 
Due to the risks associated with this pain reliever (such as the especially high risk of serious problems in the case of an overdose),
there are almost always more appropriate medications that could be used instead of prescribing propoxyphene off-label.
 
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