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...
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...
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...
What Using Propoxyphene Takes Away from You

What Using Propoxyphene Takes Away from You

Propoxyphene abuse can lead to problems in the life of a user and can often take away important aspects of his life. Propoxyphene abuse can affect every area of your life, causing problems to come to the forefront and leading you to compromise. Propoxyphene abuse can change how you think,...
Insomnia and Propoxyphene Abuse

Insomnia and Propoxyphene Abuse

Propoxyphene is an opiate with a high abuse potential. It provides little more pain relief than aspirin, and people frequently increase the dose or take it more often than recommended. According to the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency prescription medications that contain propoxyphene such...
Potential High Dose Risks of Propoxyphene

Potential High Dose Risks of Propoxyphene

Propoxyphene is often prescribed to patients to treat mild to moderate pain, and may be prescribed under the brand name Darvon or Darvocet. When taken at the proper dose, propoxyphene can help minimize the painful effects of injury or surgery, but too many times users take too high of a...
Acetaminophen Overdose and Liver Damage (Propoxyphene)

Acetaminophen Overdose and Liver Damage (Propoxyphene)

Acetaminophen is a painkiller and fever reducer most often found in over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol. Acetaminophen is a powerful drug that can have negative effects on your body, such as overdose or liver damage, but the risks are often unknown because many people use it so...
How Has Propoxyphene Addiction Touched Your Life?

How Has Propoxyphene Addiction Touched Your Life?

Propoxyphene is not a legal drug in America, although it is legal and widely available in other countries and is used for mild to moderate pain relief. Despite the fact that it isn’t commercially available in any form in the United States, the drug is often smuggled illegally into...