What is Darvon?


Dextropropoxyphene is sometimes combined with acetaminophen or aspirin. Trade names include Darvocet-N and Di-Gesic, Darvon with APAP (for dextropropoxyphene and paracetamol) and Darvon with ASA (for dextropropoxyphene and aspirin). The British approved name (i.e. the generic name of the active ingredient) of the paracetamol/dextropropoxyphene preparation is "co-proxamol" (sold under a variety of brand names); however, it has been withdrawn since 2007, and is no longer available to new patients, with exceptions. The paracetamol combination(s) are known as Capadex or Di-Gesic in Australia, Lentogesic in South Africa, and Di-Antalvic in France (unlike co-proxamol, which is an approved name, these are all brand names).

Dextropropoxyphene is known under several synonyms, including:

  • Alpha-d-4-dimethylamino-3-methyl-1,2-diphenyl-2-butanol propionate
  • [(2S,3S)-4-(Dimethylamino)-3- methyl-1,2-diphenylbutan-2-yl] propanoate
  • (+)-1,2-Diphenyl-2-propionoxy- 3-methyl-4-di-methylaminobutane
  • Desoxypropiophen

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I was just prescribed Darvon to help me relax because I have rages. My doctor knew it was a painkiller and thought it might help. I am taking...

doctor1 MD

from what i could gather, u were given 'Davron" for rages. also you are presently on lithium carbonate (dose?) and Citalopram (dose?) for bipolar...

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proxproyphene 65mg is the only drug that will stop my pain, i had a head enjury 20 years ago no pain meds help hydromorphone2mg two tabs every 4hrs...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
We can not write prescription without examining you.

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I have gone through your query.
I am sorry, that you...

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I must know....there are many things in my life that cause pain. I have a pinched nerve in my neck that sends nasty pain down my right arm. I have...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
you may choose selective COX-2 inhibitors like ETORICOXIB

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I feel if you already have cervical spondylosis...

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