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Darvocet was a brand name for a medication that contained a combination of two active ingredients: propoxyphene and acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol). Propoxyphene is an opioid pain reliever, while acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer.

However, I should note that Darvocet has been withdrawn from the market in many countries, including the United States, due to safety concerns. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked the manufacturer to halt production and distribution of Darvocet and other propoxyphene-containing products due to the potential risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.

Propoxyphene, the opioid component of Darvocet, carries a risk of addiction, respiratory depression, sedation, and other side effects associated with opioids. Acetaminophen, when used in excessive doses or for prolonged periods, can cause liver damage.

It’s important to note that Darvocet is no longer available for prescription use in many countries, and it is generally not recommended for use due to safety concerns. If you have any concerns about pain management or need information about alternative medications, I recommend speaking with a healthcare professional who can provide you with the most up-to-date and appropriate recommendations.

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