Acetaminophen/dextropropoxyphene HCl Uses
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Acetaminophen/dextropropoxyphene HCl indications
An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
Chronic pain of moderate severity.
Acetaminophen/dextropropoxyphene HCl description
A narcotic analgesic structurally related to methadone. Only the dextro-isomer has an analgesic effect; the levo-isomer appears to exert an antitussive effect.
Acetaminophen/dextropropoxyphene HCl interactions
Dextropropoxyphene may inhibit the hepatic metabolism of antidepressants, anticonvulsants and warfarin-like drugs; paracetamol may enhance anticoagulant activity. Concurrent admin may increase serum levels of carbamazepine and result in neurotoxicity. Ritonavir may increase serum levels of dextropropoxyphene when used together.
Potentially Fatal: CNS depressant effect of dextropropoxyphene is additive with other CNS depressants, including alcohol. Concurrent admin with alcohol or paracetamol-containing products.
Acetaminophen/dextropropoxyphene HCl side effects
Dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, weakness, constipation, abdominal pain, rash, euphoria, dysphoria, visual disturbances, liver dysfunction, abuse potential.
Potentially Fatal: Hepatic necrosis (especially in chronic alcoholics).
Acetaminophen/dextropropoxyphene HCl contraindications
Concurrent admin with alcohol or paracetamol-containing products.
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