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;...
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,...
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...
Jobs Linked to Propoxyphene Addiction

Jobs Linked to Propoxyphene Addiction

Propoxyphene is a weak opioid painkiller that was most commonly sold under the brand names Darvon and Darvocet. In 2010 the FDA banned all sale of Darvon and Darvocet due to concerns about the high toxicity of the drug, although generic forms of propoxyphene can still be obtained, and...
When Using Propoxyphene Becomes a Habit

When Using Propoxyphene Becomes a Habit

No one starts out their day thinking, “Today I’m going to become addicted to drugs.” The reality of propoxyphene addiction is that it gradually takes over the life of a user. Opiate addiction can develop from an honest need to control pain from an injury or surgical procedure as...
Using Propoxyphene for Pain Management

Using Propoxyphene for Pain Management

Propoxyphene is an opioid analgesic used to provide temporary relief. The most popular forms of propoxyphene are the prescription brand names Darvon and Darvocet. A high dependency risk is present if the drug is used for long periods of time. The drug is one of the mildest members of the...
Propoxyphene Tolerance and Abuse

Propoxyphene Tolerance and Abuse

Derived from opium, propoxyphene is categorized in the same family of drugs as morphine, heroin, and oxycodone. Typically prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, propoxyphene medications have also been prescribed for diarrhea and restless leg syndrome. Propoxyphene is...
Isolation and Propoxyphene Abuse

Isolation and Propoxyphene Abuse

Isolation and propoxyphene abuse are often connected. Not only does isolation create an environment conducive to propoxyphene abuse, but propoxyphene abuse can lead to isolation. Each condition can make the other worse and make it harder to find help. Recovery from isolation and...
How Long Does It Take to Get Addicted to Propoxyphene?

How Long Does It Take to Get Addicted to Propoxyphene?

Propoxyphene, the active ingredient in several brand name prescription pain relievers such as Darvon and Darvocet, was preferred by doctors for many years, because it was believed to be less addictive than opiates like hydrocodone. It was removed from American and European markets in late...
How Culture Influences Propoxyphene Use

How Culture Influences Propoxyphene Use

Propoxyphene is an opiate that was once a legally prescribed painkiller, but has recently been taken off the market in the United States. It works by altering the perception of pain, often causing users to experience feelings of euphoria. Though it does offer some assistance to those...