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Precautions and Warnings With Propoxyphene Hydrochloride

Who Should Not Take Propoxyphene Hydrochloride?

You should not take propoxyphene hydrochloride if you:
  • Are allergic to Darvon, propoxyphene hydrochloride, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have significant respiratory depression (slow or ineffective breathing due to a variety of causes) that is not treated.
  • Have severe asthma or are having an asthma attack.
  • Have high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood (hypercarbia).
  • Have a bowel obstruction (paralytic ileus).


Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which propoxyphene hydrochloride should not be taken, as well as several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before starting it. However, it is possible that not all of the safety issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
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