As a Fort Worth Darvon, Darvocet, Propoxyphene Recall Attorney, I have special knowledge because of my cardiology background. Darvon, Darvocet and Propoxyphene can affect your heart electrical activity and rhythm.
If you have suffered from cardiac blackouts, ventricular fibrillation, Torsade De Pointes, cardiac arrest, required CPR or defibrillation, and are taking these medications, your medical condition may be linked to the toxic side effects.
This following information is available from the FDA.
Propoxyphene is an opioid medication that was first approved by FDA in 1957. It has been marketed in the United States since 1976 as a Schedule IV Controlled Substances used as either a single ingredient (e.g., Darvon) or in combination with acetaminophen (e.g., Darvocet) to treat mild to moderate pain.
In January 2009, the FDA held an advisory committee meeting to address the efficacy and safety of propoxyphene.
In July 2009, the FDA decided to permit continued marketing of propoxyphene with a new boxed warning added to the drug label alerting patients and health care professionals to the risk of a fatal overdose.
Recently Xanodyne (Pharmaceutical manufacturer) conducted a study in healthy volunteers to determine an appropriate dose that could be used in the definitive cardiac study. Data from that study demonstrated that even when propoxyphene was taken at recommended doses, there were significant changes to the electrical activity of the heart including prolonged PR interval, widened QRS complex and prolonged QT interval.
FDA is now recommending that propoxyphene products be removed from the US market.
If you or a family member has been personally injured because of the fault of someone else: by the use of dangerous and defective drugs, bad products, or toxic injury etc then please contact the Dallas Texas Darvon Darvocet Propoxyphene Recall Attorney Dr. Shezad Malik. For a no obligation, free case analysis, please call 817-717-1772, 888-210-9693 or Contact Me Online.
The Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm is currently evaluating and accepting Darvon, Darvocet and Propoxyphene cardiac arrest or wrongful death cases.