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What is propoxyphene?

Propoxyphene is no longer available in the United States.

Propoxyphene is a prescription medication used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Propoxyphene is a narcotic analgesic that works in your brain to block how you feel pain. Its brand names are Darvon, Darvon-N and Pp-Cap. Propoxyphene and its brand names have been removed from the United States market; however, this medication may be available elsewhere.

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