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Dextropropoxyphene is an analgesic in the opioid category that is used to treat severe pain and severe coughs. It can be used to ease pain before, during and after an operation. It is often combined with acetominophen in the preparation co-proxamol .
Some preparations that contain dextropoxyphene include: Distalgesic and Doloxene.
The therapeutic index of dextropoxyphene is relatively small. In the UK, dextropoxyphene and co-proxamol are now discouraged from general use.