Darvocet ® belongs to a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Drugs in this class relieve pain by affecting how the brain perceives or senses pain.
Darvocet ® is a combination of two drugs, propoxyphene and acetaminophen and is used for the relief of mild to moderate pain. The combination of these two drugs proves to be more effective than either one alone. Physical and psychological dependence may occur while taking Darvocet.
Darvocet ® should not be stopped suddenly, especially when taken in high doses or for a prolonged period of time. It is suggested to slowly taper the use of Darvocet to avoid withdrawal syndrome.
Withdrawal and Other Signs of Darvocet Addiction
Addiction is a condition that is progressive in nature and can cause grave danger physically and mentally. An addiction to Darvocet can be marked by an often intense withdrawal syndrome that kicks in once use is stopped abruptly after a prolonged period. A fear of withdrawal symptoms is what keeps many patients using them. Symptoms associated with Darvocet withdrawal include physical craving, anxiety, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, aches and pains, restlessness, shakiness, sweating, abnormal skin sensations such as “crawling” skin, paranoia and restless legs syndrome. Other signs you may be addicted include an intense craving for the drug, preoccupation with getting the drug and consuming it, and continued use despite negative consequences.