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About Acetaminophen Propoxyphene

Acetaminophen Propoxyphene is used to treat mild to severe pain.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Acetaminophen Propoxyphene:
  • An unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, propoxyphene, other opiate analgesics, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks per day
  • Hepatitis
  • Heart or circulation problems
  • Infection
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Lung disease or breathing difficulties
  • Problems urinating
  • Seizures or other neuralgic disorders

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Acetaminophen Propoxyphene may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Acetaminophen Propoxyphene

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Acetaminophen Propoxyphene tablets should be taken by mouth. Make sure when taking this medication that you follow the prescription label. To prevent upset stomach you can take Acetaminophen Propoxyphene with food. Do not take your medication more often than prescribed.

Acetaminophen Propoxyphene should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Acetaminophen Propoxyphene

In the event that a dose of Acetaminophen Propoxyphene was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Acetaminophen Propoxyphene. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Acetaminophen Propoxyphene to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Alcohol
  • Antacids
  • Cimetidine
  • Medicines for high blood pressure
  • Medicines for seizures
  • Warfarin
  • Alcohol containing medicines
  • Barbiturates such as Phenobarbital
  • Certain antidepressants or tranquilizers
  • Certain antihistamines used in cold medicines
  • Muscle relaxants
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Acetaminophen Propoxyphene; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Acetaminophen Propoxyphene.

Acetaminophen Propoxyphene Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Acetaminophen Propoxyphene and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • Constipation
  • Decrease or difficulty passing urine
  • Dizziness or drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Sweating

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Acetaminophen Propoxyphene Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Acetaminophen Propoxyphene consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Acetaminophen Propoxyphene:

  • Breathing difficulties or wheezing
  • Clammy Skin
  • Seizures
  • Severe rash
  • Slow or speeding heartbeat
  • Unusual weakness

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Acetaminophen Propoxyphene Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Acetaminophen Propoxyphene and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Acetaminophen Propoxyphene is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Acetaminophen Propoxyphene. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Acetaminophen Propoxyphene and may affect desired results. Acetaminophen Propoxyphene cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Acetaminophen Propoxyphene is against the law.

How To Store Acetaminophen Propoxyphene

The following is general storage information for Acetaminophen Propoxyphene:

  • It is important that you store Acetaminophen Propoxyphene at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Acetaminophen Propoxyphene is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Acetaminophen Propoxyphene out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Acetaminophen Propoxyphene properly.

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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Acetaminophen Propoxyphene. If you experience any other side effects while taking Acetaminophen Propoxyphene please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Acetaminophen Propoxyphene nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Acetaminophen Propoxyphene, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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