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Darvocet Addiction Treatment

Darvocet is used to treat physical pain. It is related to codeine in that it is also very commonly used to assist in physical health and rehabilitation. But what starts out as a small dose may turn into a fast, downward spiral into addiction.

Darvocet can be found in the following prescription drugs:

  • Aspirin
  • Acetaminophen
  • Propoxyphene
  • Aspirin combined with caffeine (those drugs where both appear)

Darvocet1 is a drug that is related to methodone and it is most commonly prescribed in two forms: propoxyphene hydrochloride and propoxyphene napsylate. These prescriptions are slated to provide relief for mild to moderate pain. This would be a little less intense than codeine with regards to strength. But the addiction effects are still damaging, nonetheless. When a person becomes addicted to Darvocet, it can be taken in several ways, not related to a regular prescription2. It can be ingested orally, including being chewed or crushed. It can also be snorted like cocaine, or when crushed it can be dissolved in water like heroin.

Side Effects

There are many harsh side effects associated with addiction to Darvocet. Some of these detrimental effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, sedation, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, depression, hallucinations, headache, kidney problems, lightheadedness, liver problems, minor visual disturbances, skin rashes, weakness, yellowed skin and eyes. For a drug that does not seem that powerful, the addiction effects can be devastating.

Overdose

Overdose is an extreme side effect to those who are addicted to Darvocet. There are many signs to indicate that an overdose may occur. These signs include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, sedation, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, depression, hallucinations, headache, kidney problems, lightheadedness, liver problems, minor visual disturbances, skin rashes, weakness, yellowed skin and eyes.

There are also two separate forms of Darvocet to note, Darvocet-n and Darvon compound-65. With Darvocet-n, overdose symptoms include abdominal pain, excessive sweating, general feeling of illness, kidney failure, liver problems, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. With Darvon compound-65, overdose symptoms are confusion, deafness, excessive perspiration, headache, mental dullness, nausea, rapid breathing, rapid pulse, ringing in the ears, vertigo and vomiting. In the most extreme cases of overdose, symptoms can be unconsciousness and even death. If you know someone who is addicted to Darvocet and notice any of the above mentioned signs, get help immediately.

Addiction Treatment

It is important to recognize that it is rare that the person who is suffering from the addiction will actively seek help on their own. Therefore, it is extremely important that if you know someone who is battling an addiction to Darvocet to find help. Find a local drug rehabilitation center that specializes in Darvocet addiction treatment and get help. The first step in curing addiction is recognizing that there is a problem.

Citations

1Treatment Solutions Network

Provides information on addiction to darvocet and treatment options

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2PDR Health

Provides information and warnings on the use of darvocet

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