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propoxyphene (darvon)

available over the counter: no

uses: mild to moderate pain

mechanism of action: as do other opioids, acts on brain and spinal cord

side effects

  • common: dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, constipation, itching
  • less common: euphoria, hallucinations

concerns: notify doctor or dentist before surgery

 

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