Darvocet Side Effects
Several Darvocet side effects were experienced by the drug's users, and as a result the medication was taken off the market in November of 2010. The prescription narcotic pain reliever was discontinued by the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration) due to consisting of the drug propoxyphene, which is believed to alter the heart rhythm in a potentially dangerous way. Other side effects are also associated with Darvocet.
- Darvocet is capable of triggering a handful of common side effects. The most common side effects of the pain reliever include blurry vision, nausea, throwing up, sleepiness, headache, dry mouth and dizziness. In general, these side effects do not signify a serious problem and tend to go away as the body adapts to the new medication.
- Other relatively common side effects also can be experienced by people using the medication to relieve pain. These less common effects are stomach pain, feeling lightheaded, slight vision disturbances and feelings of weakness.
- Severe side effects are also a possibiity with Darvocet. In these situations, it is important to get medical help as soon as you can. The most serious possible Darvocet side effects include abnormally bad or good feelings (dysphoria or euphoria), convulsions, appetite loss, hallucinations, slow or irregular heartbeat, problems with waking up from sleep, shallow breathing, liver damage symptoms (like darker-colored urine and the skin or the eyes turning yellow and kidney damage symptoms (such as urinating with more frequency, difficulties with controlling the bladder and side or back aches).
- Signs of allergic reaction can also indicate a serious problem with Darvocet. These signs include having a hard time breathing, wheezing, skin rash, throat or mouth swelling and breaking out into hives. It is crucial to get medical help upon discovery of any of these symptoms.