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Dextropropoxyphene is used for pain

How it works

Dextropropoxyphene decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Common side effects

Rash, Sleepiness, Fatigue, Vomiting, Weakness, Drowsiness, Headache, Dizziness, Dehydration, Lightheadedness, Sweating, Anemia, Nausea, Hallucination, Mood changes, Constipation, Edema, Dry mouth, Sedation

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Expert advice

• Do not drink alcohol while taking dextropropoxyphene as it may worsen the side effects.
• Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking dextropropoxyphene as it may cause drowsiness
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Patients allergic to dextropropoxyphene or any of its ingredients should avoid it.
• Patients who are suffering from psychotic conditions should not take dextropropoxyphene.

Frequently asked questions


Q. Is Dextropropoxyphene a narcotic?
Yes, Dextropropoxyphene is a narcotic analgesic
Q. Why is Dextropropoxyphene banned?
Dextropropoxyphene was banned as overdose has resulted in fatal self-poisoning, leading to suicide.

Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)