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User Reviews for Acetaminophen / propoxyphene

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Reviews for Acetaminophen / propoxyphene

Paxie October 28, 2008

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “All this hooplah about the dangers of Darvocet. I used to take Tylenol 8 hour, but had to take it more than once or even more than twice a day and it did not take away the horrible muscle spasms I was getting, especially at night. I take Darvocet at bedtime, one time and it gets me through the night and the entire next day. It works for me and I'm not changing.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 23, 2008

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “For me, this is only slightly better than Tylenol, but it is what my doctor prescribes for me, so it is definitely better than nothing. I have no side effects from it, no sleepiness, upset stomach, etc.”

3 / 10
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I'm a believer... May 15, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I use Darvocet for severe headaches if/when ibuprofen won't relieve the pain. I can take Darvocet and not have to miss work because of the headaches. The only (minor) side effect is a bit of drowsiness, which goes away after I drink my morning tea. The added benefit of the drowsiness is getting additional headache relief by sleeping (if I am at home). I hope and pray that the FDA's recent recommendation to withdraw it from the market is reconsidered. I would be lost without my Darvocet - I use it infrequently, and only out of necessity, but I wouldn't take any other pain prescription to stop my headache pain. Saying that acetaminophin is as effective as Darvocet is a JOKE; tylenol NEVER relieves my pain when taken alone.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous July 8, 2008

For Pain: “I have a herniated disk in my lower back and I also suffer from migraines. With vicodin I was relieved from most lower back pain, but if I has the slightest bit of a headache the vicodin just seemed to intensify the throbbing in my head, but with the darvocet I am able to cope with the back pain and not have to worry about it triggering a more severe headache.”

7 / 10
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JMcLC May 21, 2010

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I have a herniated disc and a bulging disc. I've taken Darvocet for over a year. I can't take Vicodin - it makes me throw up constantly. I have no problems with the Darvocet. Some days I take none, some days up to three. I have no problem not taking it (no addiction). It does not work for my migraines. I take Midrin for those, but they are rare. I am able to function perfectly at work taking Darvocet, and if it weren't for the Darvocet, I might not be able to work full time. ”

8 / 10
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Meeshie June 24, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I have been taking Darvocet for a while now. I take it for cramps, my horrible migraines, and now my horrible herniated disc which is pressing on my nerves and giving me terrible pain in my legs. I can't sleep without taking it and find it truly helpful to get me through the day. This back pain is the worst and I'm just happy I have something to help. I can't imagine having to go on without it and be in this much pain.”

9 / 10
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TX-FL May 13, 2008

For Pain: “The best medicine there is. You can function and feel no pain and at the same time sleep well. I have also been prescribed other medicines, which are either too much or not enough. This is just right.”

10 / 10
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knightfox March 21, 2008

For Pain: “Allergic to a lot of pain relievers, they gave this to me after my c-section with my 2nd child. Couldn't stand percoset, so this was a welcome change. Worked great, only used it when pain from scar hurt too much. Definitely take with food, will make you dizzy/tired.”

10 / 10
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rheumatoid new shut in December 19, 2010

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 40 years. I got it at age 4. This medication has now been taken off the market and I am finding my world getting very small. I have taken it for the past 12 years, no heart problems at all. My doctor has given me Vicodin and I'm a mess. Darvocet let me control pain by how much needed on good or bad days without the side effects of these other medicines. I can't believe there is no other medicine on the market that works the way this one does, allowing me to live a more normal life. Why couldn't they have allowed long time users to continue. ”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 14, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “Darvocet is a good pain reliever with just enough narcotic to make it effective. But trust me, it can become addictive like anything else. I just went through withdrawal symptoms yesterday and part of today and didn't know what was going on until I looked this up on the computer and then took some to relieve the symptoms. But I believe all in all it's a safer alternative than other narcotics.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous March 27, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I have had headaches for long as I can remember (25 yrs). When nothing works you just suffer. When you find something that works you have hope and not so afraid of the pain. Darvocet is the only thing that works for me.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous July 2, 2011

Darvocet-N 50 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene): “Darvocet has been helping me with back and fibromyalgia pain for many years. I take it sparingly and only when absolutely necessary. It has minimal side effects and since I take it only at bedtime, I do not have drowsiness in the morning. I sleep well and have lessened pain for about 2 - 3 hrs in the morning. I am lost without this help. My md gave me ultram which does not help and causes dizziness in the morning. Everyone is different.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous October 18, 2009

For Pain: “I am a RN and I have been taking Darvocet N-100 for several months for a herniated disc in my lower back. It is a good drug for those of you who do not want or can't take other narcotics but unfortunately it is a narcotic and like all the others it has side effects and is addictive. I take because I don't want to take Lortab and Percocet which are even more addictive than Darvocet. If you have to take it use caution and know what side effects to look for.”

5 / 10
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Anonymous October 16, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I just had surgery to correct a deviated septum yesterday and have found that Darvocet does help with the pain however it only lasts about two and a half hours meaning I am only able to sleep for a few hours at a time. I get terribly ill to my stomach with codeine and Vicodin and have not experienced this with the Darvocet which is a huge plus.”

5 / 10
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Cant find a nickname they allow July 17, 2009

For Pain: “Following a heart attack, I was given Plavix and Lisinopril, and had a severe allergic reaction resulting in pain in my joints. Tried a few other, stronger pain killers, Darvocet 100/650 is the only thing that took the pain away. When I get up I take 2 and I am pretty much pain free within an hour, wonderful medicine! I do hope the FDA does not ban this medicine or perhaps mix it with aspirin instead of acetaminophen. I would certainly not want to give it up, no bad side effects, just pain relief.”

10 / 10
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RSaylorMD November 8, 2009

For Pain: “As a medical doctor specializing in pain management I would highly recommend this drug for long time pain patients. But find it isn't as effective when used for the short time treatment for acute pain. It does not produce much of a high associated with other opiates which is why using it for a long period of time is ideal. Acute pain tends to be more severe then chronic pain so a stronger pain killer is usually recommended.”

9 / 10
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charlescity November 10, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I had teeth pulled. Darvocet given for pain/ Darvocet made me very depressed. I would cry for no reason. I had a Military boss that told me not to take medicine. I called Doctor and stopped the medicine. I no longer had these side effects.”

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Anonymous February 1, 2009

For Pain: “I was taking it for my cramps after having my second child. Unfortunately, my doctor didn't pay attention to me about being prone to depression when he prescribed it. Not only did I start abusing it just to be able to be numb enough to function, I also became suicidal. I will agree though that it worked great for the pain.”

2 / 10
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aussiechick August 10, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “Darvocet and Vicodin make me really sick and dizzy but if I start out taking 1/2 of a Darvocet and up the dose as needed and as handled, then I can use Vicodin if the pain is that bad, and I won't get sick. Sometimes I also take a Reglan at the same time, which usually cures the nausea for me.”

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Kckatnip September 15, 2008

For Pain: “I love it. It really helps me. I used it after carpal tunnel surgery and I felt no pain with it. I'm using it again because I have kidney stones and this is helping me again. My only problem with it is that after taking it for surgery I had withdrawal symptoms for a day or two...a nasty headache. That was the only problem with it.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous June 23, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I just got my wisdom teeth out and I'm allergic to codeine, so the doctor gave me Darvocet. It doesn't make me sleepy, but I am dizzy and find complex problem-solving difficult. It helps ease some of the sharp pains in my jaw, but I still have a dull, throbbing pain that keeps me from sleeping. If only Vicodin didn't make me vomit.”

4 / 10
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Anonymous November 29, 2011

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I used it for years as an intervention medicine to break cyclical migraines. I only needed it a couple of times a month, but when I needed it, nothing else worked. I'm currently nonfunctional without it, as I am either allergic or non responsive to other medications.”

10 / 10
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rhollusstar October 5, 2009

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “This medicine helps me with migraines, but it is grossly inferior to hydrocodone or oxycodone preparations. It can help if used in combination with a medication such as Soma if suffering from back pain, especially disc problems.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous January 31, 2011

Darvocet-N 100 (acetaminophen / propoxyphene) for Pain: “I have been on and off this drug in some form for over 40 years. I have had no problems of any kind. I am taking generic Butalbital Comp-Codeine #3. I can barely tell I have taken anything, my pain is still so bad. I have never gotten as good a result with their products.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous January 18, 2009

For Pain: “I was prescribed this drug after I got a pilonidal cyst drained. It worked great to keep any pain from occurring. I found that it made me sleep a lot better if I was laying down and relaxing or already in bed, but it did not make me drowsy during the day or during activities.”

9 / 10
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