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Darvocet

Sounds Like: DAR.vuh.set

Classification: opioid pain reliever

Controlled Substance Act Schedule: IV

Other names for Darvocet

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Darvocet Addiction

What is Darvocet?

Darvocet is a brand-name prescription drug used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. It contains propoxyphene, an opioid pain reliever, and acetaminophen, a Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulant. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned Darvocet in 2010 after evidence showed the presence of propoxyphene caused heart problems.

The combination medicine was also sold under the brand names Darvocet-N and Darvon.

Darvocet Addiction

Darvocet is a banned prescription drug, which means that continued use of the substance could be a sign of addiction. The presence of propoxyphene, an opioid, increases these risks. Opioids have a high risk of addiction. They temporarily block pain receptors in the brain, creating feelings of pleasure that can become habit-forming. 

Repeated use of Darvocet may cause a person to develop a tolerance to its effects. They might continue using Darvocet to achieve the original feeling of pain relief, which can lead to physical and mental dependence.

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Intended Use of Darvocet

Darvocet was invented in 1957 by Eli Lilly & Co. It was combined with propoxyphene to relieve mild to moderate pain. Darvocet is  a Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant, meant to reduce tension and stimulation. The FDA banned Darvocet and Darvon in 2010 after millions of people reportedly experienced heart-related complications.

How Darvocet Is Taken

Take Darvocet exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Darvocet is taken daily by mouth every four hours as needed for pain. Doctors recommend not exceeding six tablets per day. Darvocet-N 100 contains 100 milligrams of propoxyphene napsylate and 650 milligrams of acetaminophen.

Side Effects of
Darvocet

If any of these side effects become severe, immediately call a doctor.

  • Dizziness
  • Sedation
  • Relaxation
  • Euphoria
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting

Signs of an
Addiction to Darvocet

Uncontrolled cravings for Darvocet

Lying to doctors and therapists to get more Darvocet

Unsuccessful attempts to stop using Darvocet

Prioritizing use of Darvocet over spending time with family or friends

Legal or financial problems

Stealing items or money to obtain more Darvocet

Use of Darvocet despite negative heath consequences

Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when attempting to quit using Darvocet

Darvocet
Abuse Facts

More than 16,000 Americans died from overdoses related to prescription opioids in 2020.

Propoxyphene had been connected to more than 2,100 reports of suicide, overdose, cardiac arrest and death since its launch in 1957.

Darvocet can still be purchased illegally over the internet, despite its ban in 2010.