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Dextropropoxyphene

INFORMATION

Uses

Dextropropoxyphene is used for pain.

How it works

Dextropropoxyphene belongs to class of drugs called opioid analgesics. It acts on certain pain, centers in the brain and alter the processes of response to pain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Constipation, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Drowsiness, Hallucination, Headache, Mood changes, Rash, Vomiting

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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

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 10 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)