Darvon-N Uses

Darvon-N is designed to treat mild-to-moderate pain in adults. It works in the brain and spinal cord, and can be used for both short-term and long-term pain control. However, this medication is not typically a healthcare provider's first choice for pain relievers, as it is generally considered a weak narcotic and is particularly dangerous in the case of an overdose.

What Is Darvon-N Used For?

Darvon-N® (propoxyphene napsylate) is a prescription pain medication. It is approved for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain. It is not strong enough to treat severe pain. Darvon-N can be used for both short-term pain (such as after a surgery or dental procedure) or for long-term pain control.
 
Darvon-N is rarely the first choice of pain relievers for most healthcare providers, largely because it is especially dangerous in the case of an overdose, and because it is considered a fairly weak narcotic. However, it can be useful in certain individuals, such as people who cannot take acetaminophen (many narcotics come in combination with acetaminophen) or for those who have been taking the drug for quite a while and have responded well to it.
 

How Does Darvon-N Work?

Darvon-N is classified as a centrally acting narcotic pain reliever. "Centrally acting" means that it works in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), rather than directly at the site of the pain.
 

Can Children Use Darvon-N?

Darvon-N is not approved for use in children or adolescents, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. This medication would be an unusual choice for a child or adolescent, as much more appropriate pain medications are available for these age groups.
 
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