Darvocet Pills contains a combination of propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Propoxyphene belongs in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever as well as a fever reducer that increases the effects of propoxyphene.
Darvocet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
To make sure you can safely take Darvocet, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders;
- liver as well as kidney disease;
- a history of head injury or brain tumor;
- a gallbladder or pancreas disorder;
- a stomach or intestinal disorder;
- suicidal thoughts or behavior; or
- mental illness, or a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Tell your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis). You may not be able to take medication that contains acetaminophen.
It is not known whether Darvocet is harmful to an unborn baby, but it could cause breathing problems or addiction/withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Acetaminophen and propoxyphene can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.