Darvocet is one of the trade names used for Dextropropoxyphene, an analgesic first marketed by Eli Lilly & Company in 1955. Darvocet (also sold as Darvon) has been prescribed both as a mild painkiller and as a cough suppressant.
Darvocet has been linked to a number of adverse side effects, the most serious being heart arrhythmia. In fact, because of the number of deaths tied to the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration initially requested a black box warning (2009), but subsequently called for the discontinuation of all sales of Darvocet and Darvon (2010) because of continued reports of serious and fatal heart arrhythmias.
Other adverse health consequences associated with Darvocet include nausea, constipation, sore throat, itching, drowsiness, impaired alertness and confusion.
If you’ve suffered any side effect after using Darvocet, we can help. GetLegal has the tools and resources to help you find skilled legal representation to protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory, look for your geographic location and find the best lawyer for your situation.
Defective Drugs & Medical Devices Topics
The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution Is in the News
The Constitutional Process for Replacing a President Who Lacks Capacity to Serve The United States C…Read More 15 Oct 2020, Thursday
The Legal Consequences of Voting Twice
Why You Shouldn’t Follow Trump’s Suggestion to “Test Integrity of Electoral System” | P…Read More 21 Sep 2020, Monday
Medical Malpractice: How It Differs from Other Negligence Claims
The Standard of Care – What You Must Prove to Recover for Your Losses When you’re hurt in an…Read More 21 Aug 2020, Friday