( Darvon Compound, Darvotran, Darvocet, Darvocet-N, propoxyphene )
32 mg, 65 mg pink capsule
Darvon Compound :
32 mg gray / pink capsule
65 mg gray / red capsule
50 mg, 100 mg dark orange,
coated, capsule-shaped tablet
Mild pain relief.
For short-term use in decreasing
One-half grain ( 32 mg ) or one
grain ( 65 mg ) every four hours as needed for pain.
These drugs are widely promoted
and widely used with a reasonably good safety record. In some cases, side
effects may be due to the aspirin or other medication in combination with
the Darvon. Most worrisome to us has been the mentally dull feeling that
many individuals report, sometimes described as a gray, semi-unhappy fog.
Others do not seem to notice this effect. side reactions include dizziness,
headache, sedation, paradoxical excitement, skin rash, and gastrointestinal
Darvon is not anti-inflammatory
and is thus not an aspirin substitute. The pain relief given is
approximately equal to aspirin in most cases. The drug is more expensive
than aspirin or acetaminophen. It can induce dependence, particularly after