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Darvon and Darvocet

Darvon and Darvocet side effects can be serious

Doctors have prescribed Darvon and Darvocet to people coping with mild to moderate pain since 1957. The active ingredient in the prescription painkillers is propoxyphene. Unfortunately, Darvon and Darvocet side effects include potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities, which may be fatal in some cases.

If you or someone you know has suffered adverse Darvon and Darvocet side effects, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Massachusetts attorney. At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, we are prepared to help. A Darvon and Darvocet lawyers can put experience and resources to work and protect the legal rights of those injured due to pain medication exposure.

Darvon, Darvocet removed from the market

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently asked Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., the manufacturer of Darvon and Darvocet, to remove propoxyphene products from the market. The FDA’s decision came after a study on the effects propoxyphene drugs have on the heart.

Research found that propoxyphene, even when taken in recommended doses, affects the electrical activity in the heart. Xanodyne removed Darvon and Darvocet in 2010 after the FDA concluded the risks outweigh the benefits.

Furthermore, the generic manufacturers of propoxyphene have been told of Xanodyne’s decision.

If you are taking Darvon, Darvocet or other propoxyphene-based products, it’s important to consult with your doctor immediately about an alternative pain-management plan.

Contact a Massachusetts lawyer

At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, our attorneys are prepared to discuss your legal rights if you have experienced adverse side effects of Darvon or Darvocet.

Contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone, serving Boston, Worcester, Springfield and communities throughout Massachusetts. Your consultation with our firm is free and confidential, and you don’t pay us unless you win.

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