Darvocet is a prescription painkiller that combines propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Tylenol). It can be found
in a number of prescription pain medications, including:
- Darvon and Darvon-N (propoxyphene only)
- Darvon with A.S.A., Darvon-N with A.S.A. (with aspirin)
- Darvocet, Darvocet-N, Wygesic (with acetaminophen)
- Darvon Compound, Darvon Compound-65 (with aspirin and caffeine)
Darvocet is abused in many forms, including:
- Crushed (then snorted like cocaine)
- Crushed (then dissolved in water and injected like heroin).
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Side Effects of Darvocet
The side effects of Darvocet are:
- Abdominal pain
- Feelings of elation or depression
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Minor visual disturbances
- Skin rashes
- Yellowed eyes and skin
After just one use, or after becoming addicted to Darvocet, the risk of overdose is very real. Symptoms of Darvocet overdose typically include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Extreme sleepiness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Low blood pressure
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive sweating
- Liver and kidney problems
Darvocet is so dangerous, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took medications containing propoxyphene off the market in 2010. Finding that the drug’s risks outweighed the benefits, the FDA expressed particular concerned about propoxyphene’s effects on the heart, even at normal doses.
Help for Darvocet Addiction
If you’re concerned that you or a loved one is addicted to Darvocet, know the signs. Unexplained changes in mood or habits, secrecy, lying and going through prescriptions too quickly are all signs of Darvocet addiction. Call 866-323-5612, free of charge, and get confidential, expert addiction help now.
There are a number of Darvocet rehab centers that can help. Outpatient and residential Darvocet addiction treatment programs do more than help addicts stop using drugs, they also address co-occurring mental health problems, help individuals develop healthier coping skills and assist with a gradual transition back into daily life.