No, Darvocet is a weak painkiller much weaker than codeine. Propoxyphene is the active opiate in darvocet and it is related to methadone and is used sometimes in methadone detox. A lot of doctors stopped ordering it as it was proven that extra strength tylenol was a better painkiller.
The other thing to be watchfull of, just because it is not a good pain killer doesn't mean it isn't dangerous. Stay away from alcohol with propoxyphene as a lot of people accidently od'ed in the 1980 because they drank booze while taking propoxyphene (darvocet,649,darvon). So be carefull... Dave
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