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Darvocet-N 100

Generic name: acetaminophen/propoxyphene [ a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen/proe-POX-i-feen ]
Brand name: Examples include Darvocet-N 100 and Trycet

Do not take more of Darvocet-N 100 than your doctor prescribed. Doing so may cause serious and sometimes fatal side effects. Tell your doctor if you take any medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers). Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol regularly or in large amounts. Talk to your doctor before you drink alcohol while you are using Darvocet-N 100.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of:

  • suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • mental or mood problems
  • alcohol or substance abuse

Tell your doctor if you easily become addicted to alcohol or other substances.

Darvocet-N 100 is used for:

Treating mild to moderate pain.

Darvocet-N 100 is a combination analgesic. It works in the brain to decrease pain.

Do NOT use Darvocet-N 100 if:

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Darvocet-N 100:

Some medical conditions may interact with Darvocet-N 100. Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Darvocet-N 100. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Darvocet-N 100 may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Darvocet-N 100:

Use Darvocet-N 100 as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Darvocet-N 100.

Important safety information:

When used for long periods of time or at high doses, Darvocet-N 100 may not work as well and may require higher doses to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. This is known as TOLERANCE. Talk with your doctor if Darvocet-N 100 stops working well. Do not take more than prescribed.

Some people who use Darvocet-N 100 for a long time may develop a need to continue taking it. People who take high doses are also at risk. This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction. If you suddenly stop taking Darvocet-N 100, you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms including anxiety; diarrhea; fever, runny nose, or sneezing; goose bumps and abnormal skin sensations; nausea; vomiting; pain; rigid muscles; rapid heartbeat; seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there; shivering or tremors; sweating; and trouble sleeping.

Possible side effects of Darvocet-N 100:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; lightheadedness; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); change in amount of urine produced; dark urine; hallucinations; mental or mood changes; severe drowsiness or dizziness; severe or persistent stomach pain; severe or persistent vision changes; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include anxiety; blue, cold, or clammy skin; confusion; dark urine; decreased urination; dilated or pinpoint pupils; excessive sweating; irregular heartbeat; loss of appetite; loss of consciousness; muscle pain; seizures; severe drowsiness or dizziness; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; severe or persistent weakness; trouble breathing; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Proper storage of Darvocet-N 100:

Store Darvocet-N 100 at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Darvocet-N 100 out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Darvocet-N 100 or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Darvocet-N 100. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Darvocet-N 100. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Darvocet-N 100.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

Further information

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