Darvon removed from market
Pain Killer linked to life threatening Heart problems
For 50 years Americans have taken Darvon/Darvocet (Propoxyphene) for pain. No one imagined that the "Pain Killer" could kill. But in November 2010 Darvon was removed from the market after the FDA announced:
The FDA sought market withdrawal of Propoxyphene after receiving new clinical data showing that the drug puts Patients at risk of potentially serious or even fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. As a result of these data, combined with other information, including new Epidemiological data, the agency concluded that the risks of the medication outweigh the benefits.
Darvon/Darvocet causes significant changes to the electrical activity of the heart. These changes, which can be seen on an Electrocardiogram (ECG), can increase the risk for serious abnormal Heart rhythms that have been linked to serious adverse effects, including sudden death. In a memo posted on the FDA's website, the agency said it is not possible to monitor for or mitigate the risk of a fatal Cardiac Arrhythmia that might occur at the recommended dose of Propoxyphene. In plain English - Darvon is not worth the risk!
If you or a loved suffered an unusual cardiac event with serious health consequences we can help you begin to evaluate whether Darvon or Darvocet played a factor in that health matter. MedRecallNews is here to help if you believe you may have been a victim of this medication.
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