What is Darvocet?
Darvocet is a combination of the drugs propoxyphene and acetaminophen. Propoxyphene is related to codeine and is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. This drug works by changing the way the body feels pain. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of propoxyphene. Together, acetaminophen and propoxyphene are used to relieve pain. Acetaminophen and propoxyphene may also be used for purposes other than those listed.
Follow the directions for using codeine medicines provided by your doctor. CODEINE MEDICINES MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach.
STORE CODEINE DRUGS at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF CODEINE MEDICINE and you are taking it regularly, take the missed dose of codeine as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next codeine dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular codeine dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of codeine at once.