How To Use This Medicine
Take propoxyphene exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand
these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water. Take propoxyphene with food or milk if it
upsets your stomach.
Never take more of this medication than is prescribed for you. Too much propoxyphene
could be very harmful. The maximum amount of propoxyphene that can be taken safely
in one day is 390 mg (6 Darvon capsules). Do not exceed this amount.
Do not stop taking propoxyphene suddenly if you have been taking it continuously for
more than 5 to 7 days. Stopping suddenly could cause withdrawal symptoms and make
you feel uncomfortable. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce your dose.
Increase the amount of fiber and water (six to eight full glasses daily) in your diet
to prevent constipation.
Do not share this medication with anyone else. Store propoxyphene at room temperature
away from moisture and heat.