Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Propoxyphene Abuse

Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Propoxyphene Abuse

Propoxyphene, found in painkillers such as Darvon and Darvocet, was pulled from pharmacy shelves in 2010 due to its dangerous side effects. The Food and Drug Administration stated that the benefits of the drug did not outweigh the risks, which include “serious toxicity to the heart,...
Propoxyphene Dependence after Surgery

Propoxyphene Dependence after Surgery

A mild narcotic pain reliever, Propoxyphene is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Narcotic analgesic medications are useful tools for pain management that can greatly ease a person’s suffering by changing the way the brain perceives pain. But Propoxyphene has its downsides as well;...
Stigmas Related to Propoxyphene Addiction

Stigmas Related to Propoxyphene Addiction

Propoxyphene is a relatively weak synthetic opioid of roughly the same potency as codeine. Until recently, propoxyphene was most commonly prescribed under the brand names Darvon, which is a pure propoxyphene preparation, and Darvocet, which is propoxyphene combined with acetaminophen. Due...
How Propoxyphene Affects Sleep

How Propoxyphene Affects Sleep

Propoxyphene is a highly addictive opiate contained in some prescription painkillers. It works by attaching itself to opioid receptors in the central nervous system, which both blocks pain and produces feelings of pleasure. People abuse propoxyphene by taking high does either orally or...
How Much Propoxyphene Will Cause an Overdose?

How Much Propoxyphene Will Cause an Overdose?

Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet) is an opioid painkiller. As opioids go, it is relatively weak in its analgesic properties, being roughly the equivalent potency of codeine and significantly less potent than hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet). Nonetheless,...
How Does Narcissism Relate to Propoxyphene Addiction?

How Does Narcissism Relate to Propoxyphene Addiction?

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental disorder marked by an inflated sense of personal importance and an unhealthy craving for admiration. People with NPD feel entitled to special treatment and are usually indifferent to the feelings of others. They act supremely confident,...
Effects of Propoxyphene Abuse on the Immune System

Effects of Propoxyphene Abuse on the Immune System

Abusing propoxyphene can cause effects that touch every area of your life, including your relationships, work and personal finances. One area that can be overlooked is the effect propoxyphene abuse can have on your health. Propoxyphene can lead to health problems related to addiction and...
Using Propoxyphene to Cope with a Loved One’s Illness

Using Propoxyphene to Cope with a Loved One’s Illness

Coping with a loved one’s illness is challenging. When someone you care about gets sick, overwhelming feelings of worry, fear and sadness can crash in. Some people numb those emotions with propoxyphene, a highly addictive opioid that stimulates pleasure centers in the brain. Using the...
Unintentional Propoxyphene Dependence

Unintentional Propoxyphene Dependence

Propoxyphene is a relatively weak opioid pain reliever of roughly the equivalent potency of codeine. Despite its relatively weak strength, propoxyphene can still be addictive and can produce physical dependence like any other opioid. Propoxyphene was marketed under the brand names Darvon...
How Propoxyphene Addiction Affects Communities

How Propoxyphene Addiction Affects Communities

Propoxyphene is a narcotic painkiller that can be physically and psychologically addicting. In November 2010, propoxyphene was taken off the market in the United States due to dangerous side effects. Propoxyphene can lead to heart rhythm abnormalities or fatal heart failure with normal...