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A mild narcotic analgesic drug, C22H29NO2, used in its hydrochloride form and chemically related to methadone. It was withdrawn from use in the United States in 2010 because of its association with abnormal heart rhythms.

[prop(ionate) + oxy- + -phene (alteration of phenyl).]


(Pharmacology) a mildly narcotic drug used to treat pain


(proʊˈpɒk səˌfin)

a nonnarcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2.
[1950–55; prop (ionate) + oxy-2 + (di) phen (yl)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propoxyphene - a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
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a minimum, the following basic tests: acetone, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine/metabolites, ethanol, isopropanol, methadone, methanol, opiates, phencycidine, and propoxyphene.
The company's RDS InCup products include barbiturates, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, buprenorphine, cocaine, MDMA, methamphetamines, methadone, opiates, oxycodone, phencyclidine, propoxyphene, marijuana and tricyclic antidepressants, among others.
The prescribed drugs included codeine, dihydrocodeine, meperidine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, oxymorphone, propoxyphene, methadone, tramadol, and levorphanol, said Dr.
Two changes in the pharmaceutical market were undertaken to address these unrelenting increases: replacing the standard formulation of OxyContin with an abuse-deterrent formulation (resistant to crushing and dissolving the tablets for ingestion, snorting, or injection) and withdrawing propoxyphene from sale, wrote Dr.
8 million dirhams (around PS335,000), was the richest race the 22-year-old jockey had won, but the Emirates Racing Authority announced on Sunday his mount had been disqualified after testing positive for painkiller propoxyphene.
The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has confirmed in an official press release that propoxyphene, an analgesic (pain killer), was detected in post-race blood and urine samples taken from Thakif and Areem during the recently concluded 2014-2015 UAE racing season.
Among study participants, use of narcotic painkillers (hydrocodone, oxycodone, propoxyphene, or codeine) was linked to a 3.
The four most commonly inappropriately prescribed medications were, the pain-reliever propoxyphene (Darvon); the beta-blocker doxazosin (Cardura); the antihistamine Diphenhydramine (Benadryl); and the anti-depressant amitriptiline (Elavil, Endep, Vanatrip).
Samples taken from Wood Ditton winner Mariner's Cross and 1000 Guineas also-ran Lyric Of Light contained propoxyphene.
One trial compared L-dopa with propoxyphene and placebo, and the other compared it with pergolide, a bromocriptine agonist available in Canada and Europe.
The Drug Abuse Warning Network reported > 15,000 emergency department (ED) visits for nonmedical tramadol use in 2009, which was more than the number of ED visits for codeine products (7,958) or propoxyphene products (9,526), but much fewer than visits for hydrocodone (86,258) or oxycodone (148,449) products.