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Dangerous Darvocet Side Effects

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removes common pain relievers from the market in November 2010.  The FDA ordered prescription pain killers containing propoxyphene to be removed from the market.  Propoxyphene is found in a number of popular pain medications such as Darvocet and Darvon.  The Darvocet Recallhas not come too soon.  If you have experienced severe injuries from Darvocet you should contact a Darvocet attorney to inquire about a possible Darvocet Lawsuit.  This Darvocet Recall by the FDA is a result of recent studies that demonstrate that propoxyphene can alter the electrical activity of the heart even when administered in recommended therapeutic dosages.  This abnormal heart activity can cause potentially life-threatening heart arrhythmias in certain patients.  Propoxyphene has been demonstrated to produce a greater risk of death than other painkillers such as Tramadol and Hydrocodone.

It is believed that the side effects should subside once you stop taking drugs that contain propoxyphene.  Drugs that contain propoxyphene have been around for more than 50 years, and millions of Americans have taken the drug since 2009 alone.  Many European countries including England have banned propoxyphene years ago. 

FDA issues Recall

Some have criticized the FDA for not doing a Darvocet Recall a lot sooner.  By January 2009, an FDA panel had to vote on continued marketing of Darvocet however the decision allowed Darvocet to be continued contingent upon the addition of a new black box warning that was to warn users of the fatal risk of overdose.  The black box warning included a Darvocet link to addiction and other serious, life-threatening side effects.  The FDA was petitioned by the Health Research Group because of reports of a link between propoxyphene and over 10,000 confirmed deaths and 2,110 reported accidental deaths since the early 1980’s.  Given a Darvocet Recallyou should contact a Darvocet attorney to inquire about your rights and see if you qualify for a Darvocet Lawsuit.

If you or a friend has taken Darvocet or Darvon and suffered from these serious side effects including accidental overdose, intentional overdose, suicide or any form of cardiac injury, you should seek legal counsel.  Due to the Darvocet Recall, you may be qualified for a Darvocet Lawsuit.

A large number of Darvocet deaths have been attributed to the drug as it is converted into a metabolite that is highly toxic to the heart.  Severe Darvocet side effects include an interruption of heart transmission of electrical impulses, slow heart beats and a decrease to contract properly.

If you or a love one have taken Darvocet therapy for your pain and experienced serious injury such as heart arrhythmias, death or any other Darvocet injury, you should consult with a Darvocet attorney about a Darvocet Lawsuit.  This Darvocet Recall has not come too soon.  Make sure you know your legal rights in this matter. 

You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Darvocet, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation.  Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.  


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