... accident that left me with extremely painful migraines and back problems. I don't take them super often maybe 1-2 times A week. I am allergic to just about every other pain meds. Lortabs, vicodin, ultram are all out of the question. I can take other meds in the "cet" family. My question is are those still being prescribed and are they a whole lot stronger than the darovs? Im a stay at home mom and don't want to take something that will totally put me out. Thank u in advance for any answers
When a drug has the ending "cet" like darvocet or percocet or ultracet that simply means that it contains acetaminophen along with the other pain medication. There are many pain medications that contain acetaminophen in their formulas. The darvon and darvocet were taken off the market in the US because of heart complications. I'm not clear as to what you are actually allergic to and what your allergic response was so it is difficult to make suggestions. You maybe able to tolerate a morphine-based pain reliever if your allergy was to the codeine-derived meds such as lortab and Vicodin. Best to have this situation evaluated by a pain med specialist.
as far as I know and have heard about the drug Darvocet was completely removed from the market due to some problems that they noted to be caused by this drug, I know how hard it is to find a drug that compares to the Darvocet I have family that has taken it for a long period of time as you said maybe once or twice a week at the most, I think one of the best things you could probably do since you have so many allergies to many different pain medications is to talk with your doctor about the problem that you face and just see if he can't come up with an alternative that you could tolerate. from the experience my family has had they haven't encountered finding an easy replacement that has worked as well for them it is my sincere wish that you are able to locate a medicine that will work for you without the allergic and other side effects. Sorry I haven't been of more help
The meds that would be most comparable to Darvocet would be either Ultram or Tylenol #3. You said you cannot tolerate Ultram. Can you take Tylenol #3. Like Laurie said above-"cet" meds are just opioids combined with acetaminophen. Lorcet or Norco you would not be able to take if you can't take Lotab or Vicodin because they are all the same drug-hydrocodone. Percocet is quite a jump in strength from Darvocet. So that pretty much leaves you with Tylenol #3 (or acetaminophen and codeine).
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