My 28 yr old son has chronic pain from osteoarthritis due to foot surgery as a baby. The only med he could tolerate was Darvocet due to allergic reaction to opioids with severe itching. When Darvon/Darvocet was discontinued he started Tramadol but pain relief only brought him down to a 5-6 on the 0-10 pain scale. He also takes a daily NSAID but without the Darvocet daily pain is leaving him with a grim future. He does most all other modalities for joint and bone pain.
Chronic Pain - Any drug similar to Darvocet?
- 12 Mar 2015 by cdrocab
- 13 March 2015
- darvocet-n 100, darvon, allergic reactions, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, opioid
Added 12 Mar 2015:
I am aware that itching is a side effect but in my son's case even IV Diphenhydramine after surgery could not make him comfortable and with double doses of Benadryl orally for 3 days he was still going crazy. So the loss of Darvocet was monumental.
Seeing how they're prescribed or controlled, it's best to report this to your Dr and allow him to make a decision. Going in with specific requests is a red flag and may result in no meds being prescribed, the climate is very bad these days when it comes to pain related meds.
Itching from opiates is not an allergy. We all get it to one extent or another. It is a histamine reaction and taking an antihistimine helps it. Tramadol has an extended release med that works much better then the immediate release pill. If you take the immediate release pill, you have to take it every 6 hrs, not just when the pain gets bad. It works that way. None of us get full relief of our pain, not these days. Docs are afraid to use anything good. There is a med nucynta. that is newer and might work for him.
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