Popular Pain Killers Darvocet and Darvon Recalled
Pain killers are more popular now than ever as more and more people seem to encounter the need for these medications. As a result, there are more options appearing on the American market than ever before, and unfortunately for many people, some of these pain-killing drugs encounter serious problems. Two such popular drugs, sold under the brand names of Darvocet and Darvon, have been recalled by the manufacturer after the FDA concluded that the presence of an ingredient in these medications posed an unreasonable health risk.
Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the manufacturer of Darvocet and Darvon, announced the recall in conjunction with the FDA after it was discovered that those who took these medications could have faced a heightened risk for heart attacks and other heart problems. The reason for this risk is because of the presence of propoxyphene. This ingredient has been linked to the development of several different types of heart problems when it was ingested by patients, and this led to the decision to pull these medications from the market.
Specifically, the FDA has issued public warnings and even ordered the manufacturer to place a warning on all labels of this medication after initial reports of Darvocet and Darvon side effects began to surface and were studied. Additional analysis of these medications revealed thatpropoxyphene led to an increased risk with problems regarding irregular heart rhythms. This problem can lead to heart attacks and heart failure in some patients, and eventually the risk was deemed to be too great when compared to the reward.
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