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Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet) Withdrawn from Market Due to Risk of Cardiac Toxicity

ATTENTION:  The drug Propoxyphene (sold as Darvon, Darvocet, and generics) was removed from the US market on November 19, 2010 due to safety concerns.

FDA RECOMMENDATION:  If you are taking Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet, or generics):

  • Health care professionals should stop prescribing propoxyphene to their patients.
  • Patients who are currently taking propoxyphene should contact their health care professional as soon as possible to discuss switching to another pain management therapy.
  • Dispose of unused propoxyphene in household trash by following the recommendations outlined in the Federal Drug Disposal Guidelines.

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