I don't know what they are going to prescribe for those of us who need pain management for chronic pain. I am allergic to ansaids and wonder if this will cause the production of a new "wonder drug" for pain which will cost us much more than darvocet
25 Nov 2010
Sorry to hear about what you are going through. This link is the only information I have been able to find on what is going on with the Propoxyphene containing medication, (ie... darvon, darvocet, etc... ). Here is the link and I hope that this information from the FDA will help you at least understand what they are doing and why they are doing it with that particular medication.
I am allergic to all NSAIDS and Aspirin type medications also so I understand about having difficulty finding medications that you are able to take. There are other medications that can be taken in place of Darvocet such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Tramadol and even regular old Tylenol with Codeine. I hope that this information will help you on your journey to find another medication that will work for you. If the Darvocet-N 50 worked well for you then in my opinion I would think that a low dose of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone comes in several dosages, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg and all of these doses come with different amount of tylenol (which is not an NSAID). Tylenol with Codeine also comes in many different strengths as does most narcotic medication. Tramadol may also be a good medication if the low dose of Darvocet worked so well for you. It is a narcotic but a very weak one, so most doctors don't even consider it a narcotic, but does work well for people that do not have a high tolerance to any opiate-type medications. Sorry this was so long, but I hope that the information I provided is helpful to you. I would talk with your doctor about which medication might be best for you and controlling your pain. I wish you the best of luck. I hope this gave you a little more information to take with you to the doctor when you discuss other medications that you can take that will work for you.
5 Feb 2011
of course that is the first thing i thought ..they will come out with a new drug to replace darvocet and it will cost a fortune .. i wish people would realize you can't replace darvocet with lorcet or any of the other addictive nausea causing dizzy effecting opiates ..darvocet is perfect as you can take it and still function any other drug suggested is totally inappropriate .we would have been taking tylenol all ready if it had worked for the pain.. you can order darvocet on line but it will of course cost 3$ + per pill.. thanks a lot to the us govenment for once again interfering in our lives ,to our detriment and expense!!
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