Darvon / Darvocet Lawsuit
A recent study linked the active ingredient in Darvon and Darvocet to abnormal heart rhythms, which in some cases can be fatal.
In November 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that all products containing the active ingredient propoxyphene be removed from the market. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., the maker of the pain medications Darvon and Darvocet, agreed to comply with the request.
Darvon and Darvocet Research Reveals Alarming Results
Even when patients take recommended doses of Darvon or Darvocet, they may experience adverse side effects, researchers found. The pain medication can affect the electrical activity in the heart.
In addition to Darvon and Darvocet, other brands containing propoxyphene include:
It’s expected that manufacturers of the above medications will take their products off the market as well.
About 10 million people were taking propoxyphene-containing products when the FDA request for removal was issued. If you were using any of the propoxyphene-based products such as Darvon or Darvocet, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. It is also important to contact an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney who can discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.