Propoxyphene/acetaminophen tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because it can be a desirable drug of abuse, make sure to keep it in a safe place.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
This medication is often prescribed "as needed," which means you do not need to take a dose if you do not feel pain. If you forget to take a dose of propoxyphene/acetaminophen and notice significant pain, take your missed dose right away. However, make sure to wait the recommended time before the next dose.
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