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Pharmacy and Medications

Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet) Withdrawn from Market Due to Risk of Cardiac Toxicity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


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Last Reviewed: Dec 20, 2010

David Baker, PharmD, DABAT
Formerly, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University