Information about Dextropropoxyphene

    Dextropropoxyphene uses

    Dextropropoxyphene is used for pain.

    How dextropropoxyphene works

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

    Common side effects of dextropropoxyphene

    Dry mouth, Sleepiness, Fatigue, Vomiting, Weakness, Headache, Dizziness, Dehydration, Lightheadedness, Sweating, Anemia, Nausea, Sedation, Edema, Constipation

    Available Medicine for Dextropropoxyphene

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Dextropropoxyphene

    • 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 for Dextropropoxyphene


    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 09 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)