How to Take Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene and Dose of Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene


Find out how to take Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

The recommended adult dose is 1-2 tablets every 4 hours as needed for relief of pain. Do not exceed six 100/650 mg tablets or twelve 50/325 mg tablets in a 24-hour period. Other available dosages are propoxyphene/acetaminophen 65/650, 100/325 and 100/500 mg.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with diarrhea, food poisoning, who are taking sodium oxybate (GHB) and hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This combination medication contains narcotic analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for mild to moderate pain and fever.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of depression, mental or mood problems, head injury, brain disorders, increased pressure in the brain, seizures, suicidal thoughts or actions, stomach problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid long-term use of this drug.
Avoid excess dosage.
Avoid smoking while taking this medication. Smoking can decrease the drug effectiveness.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (20 to 25C), and in airtight container. Keep away from children.

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