Darvocet was recalled in November 2010 when the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the painkiller may increase the risk of heart problems, overdose, and suicide.
Darvocet, Darvon, and generic equivalents are propoxyphene-based painkillers.
The Darvocet lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are currently evaluating potential lawsuits for victims of Darvocet and Darvon. If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the listed side effects, contact Peterson & Associates, P.C. for a free legal case evaluation.
Darvocet Side Effects
- Heart attack
Darvocet was one of the most commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. More than 22 million people have used Darvocet in the past.
Failure to Warn
The manufacturer of Darvocet failed to warn about the risk of serious, even potentially fatal problems, and thousands of Darvocet users may have been injured.
The FDA and the makers of Darvocet, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recalled Darvocet due to research that linked Darvocet side effects to heart problems. The painkiller Darvocet is a combination of Propoxyphene (Darvon) and Tylenol (acetaminophen).
The FDA concluded that Darvocet increased the risk of serious injury, even death. Propoxyphene (an ingredient in Darvocet) has been under question since 1978 when the first petition for the FDA was issued.
Darvocet and Darvon were recalled in the U.K. in 2005 because of an increased risk of suicide and overdose, though it remained on the U.S. market. In 2009, the FDA only required a Black Box warning on Darvocet, even after the advisory panels advised to remove it from the U.S. market entirely.
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