Darvocet for Pain Relief

Darvocet is a prescription painkiller that is closely related to the synthetic narcotic, methadone. People who abuse Darvocet typically take it orally, crush it and snort it, or crush it, dissolve it and inject it. Short-term effects of Darvocet use include dizziness, nausea, constipation, abdominal pain and hallucinations. When people abuse Darvocet over an extended period of time, they may experience liver and kidney problems, yellowed eyes and skin, and addiction.

Banned in the U.S.

Although propoxyphene (the generic name for Darvocet) effectively reduces the sensation of pain by binding to opiate receptors in the brain, its use has been the source of controversy for many years. In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration took Darvon and Darvocet (which combines Darvon with acetaminophen (Tylenol)), off the market because of scientific evidence showing the drugs can damage the heart, even at recommended doses. Drugs containing propoxyphene have been banned in Great Britain since 2005 due to the risk of fatal overdose and increased risk of suicide.

Addicted to Darvocet

Darvocet is both physically and psychologically addictive. Even in therapeutic doses, Darvocet users can develop a tolerance, requiring more of the drug for effective pain relief.

Darvocet Detox

Once a user stops taking Darvocet, severe withdrawal symptoms may set in, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Aches and pains
  • Restlessness
  • Paranoia
  • Shakiness
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Unusual skin sensations such as “crawling” skin

Medically assisted detox using methadone or Suboxone has proven safe and highly effective for Darvocet addiction. For many, Darvocet detox is the first step in the process of addiction recovery.

Treating Darvocet Addiction

Individuals addicted to Darvocet often require inpatient drug rehab to overcome their habit. Through counseling, 12-Step meetings, education and relapse prevention planning, Darvocet addicts can rediscover the joy of life without the influence of prescription drugs.