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an opioid analgesic administered orally as the hydrochloride and napsylate salts; called also dextropropoxyphene.


A painkilling drug similar to METHADONE. It is also dispensed in combination with paracetamol, as Distalgesic. Overdosage is one of the commonest causes of death by poisoning, as absorption is rapid and breathing is quickly paralysed. It is not much more effective than CODEINE and some poisoning experts think it should be withdrawn. A brand name is Doloxene.


dextropropoxyphene 32.5 mg and paracetamol 325 mg; very effective analgesic drug now withdrawn from use in the UK due to overdose risk


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