What is Propoxyphene?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Darvon

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Propoxyphene is an opioid analgesic used for the management of mild to moderate pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 16 8
Fibromyalgia 2 2
Increase effect of another treatment 2 1
Back pain 1 1
Improve mobility 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Propoxyphene

Side effect Patients
Allergic reaction 1
Drowsiness 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Heart rate increased 1
Itching all over 1
Jittery feeling 1

Why patients stopped taking Propoxyphene

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Other 4
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Propoxyphene

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 7
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3 patient evaluations for Propoxyphene

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michelleb31
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michelleb31
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See michelleb31's full Propoxyphene history

Dec 15, 2010 (Started Jun 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Karen1106
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Karen1106
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Karen1106's full Propoxyphene history

Aug 2, 2010 (Started Jul 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Sometimes it's not strong enough to help with the excruciating pain.

  • 0 helpful marks
ashmo
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ashmo
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

See ashmo's full Propoxyphene history

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Apr 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 260 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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