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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Propoxyphene And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Also known as darvon/darvocet most pain physicians have stopped rx. Basically works on opioid receptors but linked to overdose if taken with alcohol and other sedatives . There is a black box warning for increased risk of suicide and should not be taken by actively depressed individual. Not a pain ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Could a doctor please give me any information on the pain medication darvocet?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Could a doctor please give me any information on the pain medication darvocet?

Off the U.S. market: In 2010 by FDA. Darvocet which combines Darvon with acetaminophen, because of new scientific evidence that they can damage the heart, even at recommended doses, or cause fatal cardiac abnormalities was removed from the shelves. Darvocet was used for the relief of mild to moderate pain, with or without fever. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is fiorcet in the same class of drugs as percecet, darvocet, etc? Any answer appreciated.

Is fiorcet in the same class of drugs as percecet, darvocet, etc? Any answer appreciated.

No: Percocet, etc. contain opioid analgesics whereas Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) does not. They are similar in that both contain acetaminophen. A formulation of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) contain codeine which falls in the opioid family. ...Read more

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What makes darvocet more potent?

What makes darvocet more potent?

Can't get Darvocet: Darvocet has been off the US market for at least 5 years. It was supposed to be more potent than Tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAIDs, and Tramadol. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to darvocet?

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What are alternatives to darvocet?

Tramadol w/Tylenol: Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of tramadol. Always talk to your doctor before taking any new medicine. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered some darvocet and took 3 and only got a little effectwhat would make them stronger?

Darvocet: This drug has been pulled from the market almost worldwide because of people not using it appropriately and some physicians not using it appropriately. As a result any advice on making it better would be inappropriate at this time. I would suggest you speak to your pharmacists and discuss how to dispose of the tablets you still have. ...Read more

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Can darvocet be used for treating migraines?

Can darvocet be used for treating migraines?

Not available in U.S: Darvocet has been removed from the market in the U.S. Because of potential risks. ...Read more

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How much time after taking a darvocet can I take suboxone?

How much time after taking a darvocet can I take suboxone?

Doctor's instruction: do as your doctor instructed when he or she provided the prescription to you. ...Read more

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Is it possible darvocet to enhance the "high" of methadone?

Is it possible darvocet to enhance the "high" of methadone?

Not going to answer: It is not the job of a physician to help people hurt themselves, or at least not suggest that they be helping themselves instead. Methadone is not meant to cause a "high." It is meant to treat pain and otherwise leave people feeling normal. If you want to get high on it, you are abusing it. Any physician, no less an addiction medicine doctor, would be unethical to give you advice. Get help. ...Read more

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Will darvocet affect blood thinning?

Will darvocet affect blood thinning?

Darvocet: Do you take a blood thinner? None of the common side effects for this medication state that; and it does not appear to interact with blood thinners. ...Read more

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