Dextropropoxyphene refer to an analgesic in the opioid category. It is used to treat mild to moderate pain and as an antitussive. It can be used to ease pain before, during and after an operation. It is often combined with acetominophen in the preparation co-proxamol(Darvocet in the US).

Its optical isomer, levopropoxyphene, is an antitussive; racemate mixture is called Propoxyphene. Some preparations that contain dextropoxyphene include: Distalgesic and Doloxene.

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"Dextropropoxyphene" is in the HS Code "2922.14"
  - -- Dextropropoxyphene (INN) and its salts

"Dextropropoxyphene" is in the UNSPSC Code "51142237"

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