What Is Darvocet?
Many people have heard about Darvocet addiction and the side effects that come as a result of the addiction. However, a common question still remains: “What is Darvocet?” This question seeks answers that can explain exactly why this drug is so addictive.
Darvocet is a type of pain killer medication. It has two key ingredients: acetaminophen and Propoxyphene. This latter component is normally present in drugs that fall into the category of narcotic pain reliever, while the former normally helps Propoxyphene to work effectively. In itself, acetaminophen helps in relieving pain. In other instances, it can also be used to relieve fever symptoms.
There are different forms in which this medication is normally available. These include Darvocet N-50, Darvocet A100 tablets, Darvocet N-100 and Darvocet capsules. Although all these forms are to be ingested orally, some people abuse them by using other methods of ingestion. This is normally the first step towards an addiction. All these forms have different ingredient compositions and should be taken according to a doctor’s guidance.
Darvocet is effective in helping to reduce all kinds of pain. It helps relieve chronic and acute pain. It also works whether the pain is severe or moderate. This drug is normally prescribed by medical professionals, mainly because of the addictive nature of the components. However, there are people who obtain prescriptions so as to use drugs recreationally. This is illegal.
Another reason why it’s never advisable to take Darvocet without a prescription is that, if one has an allergic reaction to this drug, it could be fatal. If one is allergic to either of the two components, taking this medicine can cause very serious side effects.
A number of conditions could cause your body to react negatively to Darvocet. These include asthma, liver problems, kidney issues, stomach disorders and mental illness. A doctor will be able to advise you on what to do if you have any of these pre-existing issues.
People are strongly advised to take the necessary precautions when using this medication, due to its ability to cause addiction. One such precaution is to keep it locked up. This is especially important if you have teenagers in the house, because children this age are more prone to experimenting with drugs. You should also never use the medication openly around people who may have had drug abuse problems in the past. This could potentially provoke a relapse.
Users of this medication are also advised to be very careful when it comes to dosages. Increasing your dosage for whatever reason may result in addiction to the medication. Another precaution that you should take is to avoid using Darvocet if you have recently taken any form of Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors (commonly referred to as MAOs) as this may cause potentially fatal side effects.