Every year, millions of people undergo dental surgeries. To sedate the pain of these surgeries many dentists prescribe a drug known as propoxyphene, which is considered an opioid used to treat mild to moderate pain. Although some experts say propoxyphene has the same pain relieving effect as Tylenol or Motrin, propoxyphene has been linked to various cases of heart issues, irregular heart beats and death. It is for this reason that the manufacturer of the drug, Xanodyne issued a voluntary recall after further information surfaced by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) about the numerous patient safety questions.

Health care professionals were also urged by the FDA to stop prescribing Darvon and Darvocet. Both drugs are typically used post-dental surgery, such as for wisdom teeth extractions. If you have been prescribed either Darvon, Darvocet, or a generic form of propoxyphene, it is strongly recommended that you stop using the medication and speak to your dentist or physician immediately.

The following are some of the drugs that contain propoxyphene:

  • Darvocet A500
  • Darvocet-N
  • Darvocet-N 100
  • Darvocet-N 50
  • Darvon
  • Darvon-N 100
  • Darvon-N

How can I seek compensation as a result of taking Darvon, Darvocet (propoxyphene)?

If you or a loved one have taken Darvon or Darvocet and suffered a serious side effect, such as heart issues, overdose, suicide, or addiction, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our Darvon and Darvocet recall attorneys for a free and confidential case evaluation today!

Published November 17, 2011 by