Propoxyphene - Drug Toxicity

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Latest prescription information about Propoxyphene. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Drug Name : Propoxyphene

Indication : Propoxyphene is a narcotic analgesic and a drug of abuse.


Physiology : Propoxyphene is an analgesic structurally similar to methadone.

Normal Values : 0.1-0.4 µg/mL (0.3-1.2 µmol/L)
Critical Values : 0.5 µg/mL (>1.5 µmol/L)


Test Method : Immunoassay, Gas chromatography(GC).


Side effects : Adverse effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, depression of respiration, low blood pressure, physical dependence, cardiac arrest progressive central nervous system depression and liver toxicity, among others. The drug has been discontinued in the United States.

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