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Suicides, fatal overdoses also linked to Darvocet, Darvon

Reports of abnormal heart rhythms may have been the serious side effect that led to the removal of the popular prescription painkillers Darvocet and Darvon from the U.S. market. But the drugs have also been linked to an increased risk of fatal overdoses, both intentional and accidental. Both Darvocet and Darvon contain the active ingredient propoxyphene, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 50 years ago to treat mild to moderate pain. Since then, the FDA has received more than 3,000 reports of serious side effects associated with the drug, including overdose or suicide. A ... Read More

Lawsuit filed against makers of painkillers Darvocet, Darvon

NEW YORK – A 31-year-old woman who claims to have suffered a near-fatal heart arrhythmia due to the painkiller Darvocet has filed a lawsuit against Xanodyn Pharmaceuticals in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The lawsuit comes just weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pulled Darvocet, Darvon and other drugs containing the active ingredient propoxyphene off the market because of deadly heart rhythm abnormalities. Propoxyphene was approved by the FDA in 1957 for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, and has become one of the most prescribed painkillers in the United States. The ... Read More

12 propoxyphene products no longer available in the US

Chances are, if you have filled a prescription for a drug containing the active ingredient propoxphene, you have received a letter from your pharmacist explaining that the drug has been removed from the market by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because studies show that propoxphene can cause serious abnormal heart rhythms that can be fatal even taken at therapeutic doses. Propoxphene is available as a single-ingredient pill or in combination with other medications. Here is a list of the 12 brands or combination products that are included in the market withdrawal: Brand names Darvon Darvon-N PP-Cap Brand names of ... Read More

Patient with Darvocet-damaged heart files lawsuit

A 31-year-old New York City woman has filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant Xanodyne for heart problems she developed while taking the Darvocet her doctor prescribed to her for abdominal pain, according to the New York Post. The woman becomes one of the first people likely injured by the drug to take legal action against its manufacturer. Like many patients who have taken Darvocet and other drugs containing the active ingredient Propoxyphene, the woman began to experience an irregular heartbeat. After one trip to the hospital earlier in the year, doctors discovered that she suffered from a heart arrhythmia, ... Read More

7 most serious problems associated with Darvocet

In 1957, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the opioid propoxyphene for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. The drug was marketed under the brand names Darvon and Darvocet. Propoxyphene has become so popular that is has become the 12th most prescribed generic drug in the country with more than 23 million prescriptions written each year. With such an outstanding record, one would assume the drug would have a stellar safety record. But recent studies revealed the drugs were linked to serious and sometimes fatal health problems. Those studies led the FDA last month to pull the popular ... Read More

Class action lawsuit filed against makers of Darvocet

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in New Orleans against Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, the makers of the painkiller Darvocet, for failing to warn consumers of the drug’s risks and side effects. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Linda Gallagher and others affected by the drug. Darvocet was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than 50 years ago to treat mild to moderate pain. The active ingredient in Darvocet is propoxyphene, also found in Darvon and in generic versions. Last week, drugs containing propoxyphene were pulled from the U.S. market ... Read More

Consumer group lashes out at FDA over delayed Darvocet ban

Public Citizen, a national consumer advocacy group that has twice petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban Darvocet, Darvon, and other propoxyhene products from the market, is now calling on Congress to investigate the agency’s leadership, angrily asserting that its inaction has contributed to the deaths of more than 1,000 Americans. Propoxyphene is an opioid pain medication used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Darvocet is a composite of propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Darvon is propoxyphene only. Propoxyphene drugs have been on the market since 1957. According to Public Citizen, the FDA cited dangers that were already widely known ... Read More

Darvon, Darvocet can be even more dangerous to elderly

Darvon, Darvocet and their generic equivalent, propoxyphene, are among the most popular painkillers prescribed to the elderly, yet they pose significant risks to older adults, which begs the question, why did it take so long for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban them from the market? Propoxyphene is a central nervous system depressant that was approved by the FDA more than 50 years ago for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It has become so popular that it is the 12th most prescribed generic drug in the country, with a whopping 23 million prescriptions written each year. ... Read More

Red flags surrounded painkillers Darvocet and Darvon for years

When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it was pulling the longtime prescription painkillers Darvocet and Darvon from the U.S. market because of concerns that the medications put users at greater risk for fatal heart problems, the drugs were already covered in red flags. Propoxyphene, the active ingredient in Darvon and Darvocet, was approved by the FDA for mild to moderate pain relief more than 50 years ago and generated about 23 million prescriptions a year. Concerns were first raised about the safety of the drugs in 1978, but little was done until in 2006, when ... Read More

Chilling new data links Darvocet, Darvon to fatal heart problems

Millions of people, in particular senior citizens, use the painkillers Darvon and Darvocet to help with minor aches and pains. But chilling new data from a clinical study suggesting the drugs could cause serious and sometimes fatal heart problems has spurred the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to order the removal of the painkillers from the U.S. market. Darvon and Darvocet are brand names of the generic propoxyphene. Last year, the FDA ordered a black box warning be placed on the drugs stating that propoxyphene has been linked to fatal overdoses. Black box warnings are the most serious warnings the ... Read More