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Darvon and Darvocet are prescription painkillers that millions of Americans have taken. But recent studies show that people who take Darvon, Darvocet or propoxyphene-containing products are at higher risk of fatal heart attacks and fatal arrhythmias. Propoxyphene, the active ingredient in Darvon and Darvocet, interferes with the electrical activity in the heart. Even patients who have taken the drug for years without problem are at risk.
If you or a family member has suffered heart arrhythmias or heart problems after taking Darvon or Darvocet, you should talk to a defective drugs lawyer at the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney. Patients have a reasonable expectation that the drugs they take will be safe when used as intended. Those who are harmed by prescription drugs may hold the manufacturers liable for their injury. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience helping Florida families and individuals overcome personal injuries caused by defective drugs. Product liability is a complicated area of law. Turn to an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer with the resources to identify injuries caused by Darvon and Darvocet. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, focuses on helping victims of personal injuries, including those caused by defective drugs, in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
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Important New Warning about Darvon and Darvocet
Propoxyphene is a synthetic narcotic used to treat mild pain. It is sold as the brand name medication Darvon, and in a compound with acetaminophen as Darvocet. Manufacturers of prescription drugs have a legal obligation to make and sell safe products. But recent clinical data prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to call for the manufacturer to remove these drugs from the U.S. market. The data showed that even when taken at recommended doses, Darvon, Darvocet and propoxyphene-containing products put patients at risk of serious or fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.
In late 2010, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc, the manufacturer of Darvon and Darvocet, the brand name versions, agreed to withdraw the medications from the U.S. market. Makers of the generic versions of the drugs have been asked by the FDA to withdraw their medications as well.
According to the FDA, propoxyphene causes significant changes in the electrical activity of the heart. The changes can increase the likelihood of serious abnormal heart rhythms that can cause heart attacks or sudden death. Many people have taken Darvon and propoxyphene for a long time without incident. But minor changes in a patient’s health status, such as dehydration or a change in medications, can cause heart rhythm problems. Taking Darvon, Darvocet or propoxyphene-containing drugs can be harmful to your heart.
Contact a Florida Defective Pharmaceuticals Lawyer
If you or a family member has suffered a heart attack, myocardial infarction or other heart problem while taking Darvon or Darvocet, contact a defective medical products lawyer at the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. My legal practice focuses on representing victims of serious injuries caused by the negligence of others, including manufacturers of defective drugs. My legal skill has received the highest AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized national legal directory.
I take pride in leading a team of hard-working attorneys, paralegals and staff who provide caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We will evaluate your Darvon or Darvocet injury at no charge and explain your legal options. If we go to work for you, we will not charge any attorney fee unless we secure compensation for you.
Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected Florida defective drugs attorney, or fill out our online contact form.