I have been on darvacett for years many ahve had to have a pacemaker due to AF but now they recalled it I need something that is simular
Back Pain - what is the best replacement for darvacet?
Added 10 Mar 2011:
I have been coming off the darvacet a week now a little at a time but now my back is killing me . I am not wanting a drug to keep me high just ease the pain so I can tolerate it
10 Mar 2011
You may want to discuss an alternative like vicodin, oxycodone, etc. Of course you need to make sure with the pacemaker, any med prescribed would be safe for you. Have you thought about or discussed with your doctor, a longer lasting, extended release form of pain medication? Being on short acting meds for long term pain usually isn't good due to the amount of acetaminophen building up over the years. I hope you're able to find a good alternative that keeps your pain in check.
10 Mar 2011
As Christine mentioned there are numerous short-acting opoid type drugs like hydrocodone such as Vicodin or oxycodone such as Percocet. I, also, would recommend checking into a more long-acting medicine such as Avinza or extended release Tramadol.
With your pacemaker and heart problems, the doctor is the best to advise you but do ask him/her about a longer-acting pain reliever as opposed to the short- acting ones.
10 Mar 2011
I have 4 different friends that are panicked and they are asking the same questions that you are, one the doctor has prescribed Tyleno #3 which is tyleno with 30mg of codeine, another yet was placed on Ultram, I think its like people who live with Chronic pain, what will work for one person is not suitable for another person, I know there was a drug called Talwin that used to be used.
you need to visit your doctor was the Darvocent effective in controlling your pain, if it was then he may already have decided what he plans to use in its place, if it did not take care of the pain then he was going to have to make a change anyway, I hope that you are able to find the medication that will be effective and that you find something that does a good job. keep us posted as to what choice the doctor makes
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