My daughter was prescribed this and I was just wondering if she'll end up a junkie
To be quick, Darvocet IS a narcotic-type opiod painkiller, but this one in particular is known to be one of the less addictive, less euphoric, less "fun" of the analgesics which greatly reduces its "junkie creating" factor.
Honestly, propoxyphene is very often prescribed:
1) by doctors who are scared to write for stronger pain killers, that while being much, much more effective, do have more addictive tendencies
2) to patients with a history of drug abuse (opiates, benzodiazepenes, etc.) to offer a fairly effective prescription painkiller without the fear of it being abused or sold.
All in all, try to take this into mind and just watch your daughter to make sure she is taking the medicine as prescribed and you can hope for the best.
well its slim that she will become a junkie but yes it is a narcotic and if taken in larger doses it can be addictive and yes it can give you a buzz.but trust me ive been addicted to opiates like oxy contin for 11 years its not worth the buzz..but i do want to mention i have been clean for a year and a half
well i would say that you would just have to watch her because im 23 i had cancer and i am in chronic pain i have bee in darvocet for 2 years and i am trying to get off of them completly im not a junkie i just have been taking them for so long that i go through sereve withdrawl symptoms when i dont take them but depending on her age i say just watch her its so many young people now a days that are taking these prescribtion medications just to get the high not saying that your daughter is im just saying and with all of these pharmacies getting robbed its sad but she more then likley will be ok
If she takes this med EXACTLY as she is supposed to, she may get a buzz at first, but that won't last long. Whatever her condition is that her doctor feels it will help her, just know that he is wise in giving her the darvocet in the beggining of the treatment because it is one of the weakest of pain killers. I hope the med works for her! I really think that the chances of her becoming a "junkie" are so slim that you needn't worry about that and just concentrate on the benifits of the medication!!! I use it for my back and I'm just glad that I live in a time when these drugs are available!! Best wishes!!
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