Darvocet is prescribed to relieve mild to moderate pain, as well as treating fevers. Darvocet is a combination of acetaminophen and propoxyphene. Propoxyphene is a centrally acting narcotic analgesic agent. It works by changing the way your body feels pain. The propoxyphene in Darvocet, if taken in high doses or with other drugs has been associated with numerous drug-related deaths. The acetaminophen in Darvocet can also be hazardous and cause liver damage; do not take more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen per day. Individuals who use Darvocet should not take it in combination with any of the following: alcohol, tranquilizers, sleep aids, antidepressant drugs, or antihistamines. Additionally, individuals who are prescribed Darvocet should not take larger doses, take it more often, or for a longer period than their doctor tells them due to the risk of forming a Darvocet addiction.
With propoxyphene's similarities to methadone, it is not surprising that many individuals have formed an addiction to Darvocet. In fact, the medical journal Clinical Pharmacology even argued that propoxyphene's (one of the most potent components of Darvocet) "most prominent effect...may be its addictive quality." Darvocet produces psychological and physical addiction like other narcotics, and treatment for Darvocet addiction is much the same, too.
Structurally Darvocet is a relative of the synthetic narcotic, methadone. It's prescribed in two forms- propoxyphene hydrochloride and propoxyphene napsylate -for relief of mild to moderate pain. Given Darvocet's similarities to methadone, it's not surprising that Darvocet is as addictive as it is. Individuals develop an addiction to Darvocet because it produces feelings of well-being. Once an individual has developed an addiction to Darvocet they will often get multiple prescriptions from different doctors to support their addiction. Darvocet activates the brain's reward systems. The promise of reward is very intense, causing the individual to crave more Darvocet and to focus his or her activities around taking the drug. The ability of Darvocet to strongly activate brain reward mechanisms and its ability to chemically alter the normal functioning of these systems is what produces an addiction to Darvocet. Darvocet also reduce a person's level of consciousness, harming the ability to think or be fully aware of present surroundings.
Darvocet Withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:
Structurally, Darvocet is a relative of the synthetic narcotic, methadone. It is prescribed in two forms- propoxyphene hydrochloride and propoxyphene napsylate -for relief of mild to moderate pain. Aside from slight differences-the napsylate (or N-form) of propoxyphene is more slowly absorbed in the body and so has a longer duration of action-the two drugs are identical. Darvocet when abused is taken orally, chewed, crushed (then snorted like cocaine), or crushed (then dissolved in water and injected like heroin).
A Darvocet overdose happens when you consume more Darvocet than your body can safely handle. Darvocet abusers are constantly flirting with a Darvocet overdose, and the difference between the high they're seeking and serious injury or death is often quite small. An extreme overdose of Darvocet may lead to unconsciousness and death.
Symptoms of a Darvocet overdose may include:
Darvocet Side Effects
Structurally, Darvocet is a relative of the synthetic narcotic, methadone. It's prescribed in two forms- propoxyphene hydrochloride and propoxyphene napsylate -for relief of mild to moderate pain. Darvocet produces psychological and physical dependence like other narcotics, and treatment for Darvocet addiction is much the same.
Darvocet side effects include but are not limited to:
Less Common to Rare Side Effects of Darvocet are:
Life-threatening Side Effects of Darvocet are: