propoxyphene hcl/acetaminophen - oral
GENERIC NAME: PROPOXYPHENE HCL/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL (pro-POX-ee-feen HCL/ah-seet-ah-MEE-no-fen)
WARNING: Propoxyphene should be used with extreme caution, if at all, in patients who have a history of substance/drug/alcohol abuse, depression with suicidal tendency, or who already take medications that cause drowsiness (e.g., antidepressants, muscle relaxants, pain relievers, sedatives, tranquilizers). Fatalities have occurred in such patients when propoxyphene was misused.
It is important not to take more of this medication than prescribed.
USES: This combination medication is used to treat mild to moderate pain. Propoxyphene is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type) that acts on certain centers in the brain to give you pain relief. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever.
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