Darvocet is a compound pain-killer that consists of two chemical substances: propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Propoxyphene (propoxyphene napsylate) is a kind of narcotic pain reliever. Acetaminophen is a milder pain reliever and a fever reducer that increases the effects of propoxyphene.
In its turn, propoxyphene is the racemic mixture of dextropropoxyphene, which is a mild opioid analgetic. Also, the common (brand) names of acetaminophen are paracetamol and tylenol.
Darvocet is used to treat mild to moderate pain, being considered more effective than aspirin. Also we may compare propoxyphene in Darvocet with another popular pain reliever - codeine. They are both rather weak and work similarly. But about 10 to 20% of the Caucasian population are unable to metabolize codeine. So, codeine cannot be used to treat these patients. These two features make combinations of propoxyphene very popular, and the choice among different drugs is often made in favor of Darvocet.
Different combinations of dextropropoxyphene with acetaminophen or aspirin are sold under various brand names, including Darvocet-N (dextropropoxyphene + acetaminophen) (that includes Mylan 155 pill formulation) and Darvon-N (dextropropoxyphene + aspirin).
Remember that propoxyphene may be habit-forming and overdose of acetaminophene can be dangerous to the liver. So, you should only order Darvocet under prescription.
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