Drugs Home > Propoxyphene Hydrochloride
- This medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth, every four hours as needed for pain. Do not ever take more than 6 capsules in 24 hours.
- It is probably best to take propoxyphene hydrochloride with food, as it can be upsetting to the stomach.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication (see Darvon and Alcohol).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval. Do not suddenly stop taking propoxyphene hydrochloride, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks (see Darvon Withdrawal).