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aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Darvon Compound 32, Darvon Compound-65, PC-CAP, Propoxyphene Compound 65)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose of this medication. Wait the prescribed amount of time before taking the next dose.

What happens if I overdose (Darvon Compound 32, Darvon Compound-65, PC-CAP, Propoxyphene Compound 65)?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Symptoms of an aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene overdose include slow breathing, seizures, dizziness, weakness, loss of consciousness, coma, confusion, tiredness, cold and clammy skin, small pupils, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, and sweating.

What should I avoid while taking aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene (Darvon Compound 32, Darvon Compound-65, PC-CAP, Propoxyphene Compound 65)?

Avoid alcohol while taking aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene. Alcohol can increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by the medication which could be dangerous. Also, alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding when taking aspirin.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Propoxyphene may cause drowsiness. If you experience drowsiness, avoid these activities.

Do not take other over-the-counter and prescription products that contain aspirin. Too much aspirin could be dangerous. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter preparations.

Drowsiness or dizziness caused by aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene may be increased by other drugs such as antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Together, these medicines may cause dangerous sedation, possibly resulting in unconsciousness or death. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.

What other drugs will affect aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene (Darvon Compound 32, Darvon Compound-65, PC-CAP, Propoxyphene Compound 65)?

Aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene may increase the effects of oral anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin) which could lead to bleeding. It may also increase the effects of carbamazepine (Tegretol) leading to toxicity. Be sure your doctor is aware if you are taking either of these medications.

Do not take aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Dangerous side effects could result.

Drowsiness or dizziness caused by aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene may be increased by other drugs such as antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Together, these medicines may cause dangerous sedation, possibly resulting in unconsciousness or death. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.

Do not take other over-the-counter and prescription products that contain aspirin. Too much aspirin could be dangerous. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter preparations.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about aspirin/caffeine/propoxyphene written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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