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[e-drug] Status of Dextroproxyphene? (4)

E-DRUG: Status of Dextroproxyphene? (4)
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Dear Ayyaz,

It seems that the same substance is called propoxyphene in the US (source:
Martindale which refers to US Pharmacopoeia 33) and dextropropoxyphene in
other countries (source: Martindale which refers to British Pharmacopoeia
2010). 

So this is in fact the same substance!

Today Canada banned products containing dextropropoxyphene
(http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/index-eng.php). 

Products with dextropropoxyphene were withdrawn from the European market some 
1-2 years ago.

Regards,

Kirsten
Ms Kirsten Myhr, MScPharm, MPH
Senior advisor
RELIS Medicines Info and Pharmacovigilance Centre
Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål Hospital
N-0407 OSLO, Norway
kirsten.myhr[at]oslo-universitetssykehus.no 

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