Dextropropoxyphene

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Dextropropoxyphene*:
• structurally close to methadone – less dependency producing
• analgesic effectiveness similar to codeine
• eg Capadex®, Di-Gesic®, Paradex®
• rapidly absorbed – 12 hour half life
• with alcohol  respiratory depression
• commonly combined with paracetamol

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