Propoxyphene Drug Test
What is Propoxyphene?
Propoxyphene is a narcotic cough suppressant and pain reliever, which is weaker than hydroquinone, codeine and morphine. Propoxyphene decreases discomfort and increases pain tolerance in individuals who are experiencing pain. Although the drug takes the edge off, the pain is still apparent and not completely absent. Propoxyphene is legal in the United States and is often prescribed as an alternative to stronger pain medications such as the aforementioned morphine, hydroquinone and codeine. Brand names of Propoxyphene include Darvocet and Darvon. The common street names used to describe Propoxyphene include “D”, dillies and yellow footballs. Propoxyphene is most often taken orally, injected or chewed but is sometimes snorted after being crushed.