• robert robert
    April 20, 2009
    is darvon still available
    robert robert
    April 20, 2009

    what is the danger of using darvon.

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    April 21, 2009

    Yes, Darvon is currently still available.  In January 2009, an FDA panel voted 14-12 to pull Darvon and Darvocet off the market, but because of the close vote, it is being looked at more closely before a final decision is made.  The main reason they are considering removing them from the market is because they feel the benefits may not outweigh the risks.  The risks cited included reports of suicides, intentional drug overdoses, heart attacks and unintentional drug overdoses.  You can read more about this issue here:  FDA Panel Narrowly Recommends Darvon Be Pulled Off the Market

     

    For additional side effects, see:  Darvon – Side Effects


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