FDA issues Darvon and Darvocet recall due to risk of heart problems
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FDA issues Darvon and Darvocet recall due to risk of heart problems

San Francisco : CA : USA | Nov 20, 2010 at 12:49 AM PST
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Propoxyphene has been on the US market since it was first approved by the FDA in 1957

It has been announced by FDA that Darvon and Darvocet recall has been issued after the new clinical research indicates that the painkiller drugs can cause heart-related side effects. Along with Darvocet recall, FDA has also ordered generic drug makers to drop marketing of low-cost drugs that contain the active ingredient in Darvon called propoxyphene.

In 1957, FDA approved Propoxyphene, an opioid used to treat mild to moderate pain, but later the drug was questioned over safety concerns. Since 1978, two Darvocet recalls have been requested by the FDA, but they concluded that the benefits overweigh the health risks.

It has been discovered through electrocardiography that abnormalities occurred in healthy people who take normal doses of Darvon and Darvocet. Since 2005, almost 120 million patients in the U.S. have been prescribed with Darvocet, which combines propoxyphene with common painkiller acetaminophen.

After the official Darvon and Darvocet recall, doctors are being asked to stop prescribing propoxyphene to their patients.

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