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Darvon Detox and Withdrawal

Darvon is an analgesic medication indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain. It is the trade name of propoxyphene, an opioid analgesic that is often combined with aspirin, paracetamol or acetylsalicylic acid.
“Darvon detox centers can help you if you have developed an addiction to this drug.”
Darvon is an opiate and can be habit-forming. Darvon detox centers can help you if you have developed an addiction to this drug. Call to find the best treatment center in your area.

Indications and Precautions

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, at least 20 percent of people in the United States used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons. Some of the most commonly abused drugs include narcotic painkillers.

Since Darvon is an opioid that works in the brain to reduce the sensation of pain, it is helpful in relieving the symptoms of restless leg syndrome or RLS. Darvon is also the opiate of choice among people who have digestive problems, as the drug induces fewer side effects in stomach or renal pain compared to other opiates.

Darvon is available in capsule, tablet, and oral liquid solution form. It is an opiate and can be habit-forming. When used chronically, the user may develop tolerance to the drug, which in turn can lead to dependence or addiction. Darvon-dependent individuals may also experience withdrawal symptoms when the drug intake is suddenly stopped. Some of the common Darvon withdrawal symptoms treated in Darvon detox centers include:

  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Pain
  • Delirium
  • Tremors
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Rigid muscles
  • Abnormal skin sensations

People who are also allergic to propoxyphene should avoid taking Darvon and other propoxyphene-type medications. Doing so can cause allergic reactions that may require immediate medical attention. Individuals who have a history of drug and substance abuse or have suicidal tendencies should avoid taking Darvon as well.

In case of an overdose, call the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or 911.

Withdrawal and Addiction Treatment

Darvon detox programs are similar to opiate detoxification programs. For those with long-term or severe addictions to the drug, the withdrawal process is often performed in Darvon detox centers. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist that is commonly used to help treat opioid addicts. Multiple doses of naloxone may be administered to the opioid addict, depending on the length of Darvon dependence and the severity of addiction.

Naloxone is not recommended for patients with lung, kidney, liver and heart problems as it can precipitate withdrawal symptoms that may cause respiratory depression, increased heart beat and other symptoms. Other opioids that function as opioid antagonists are buprenorphine, naltrexone, and methadone. Naltrexone is often used in rapid detox, a type of detox that removes the drug in the person’s system while the patient is heavily sedated. Many luxury Darvon detox centers have withdrawal treatment facilities that cater to the patients’ individual needs during the detox process.

Darvon-dependent individuals can choose to enter an inpatient or outpatient detox and rehab center. Inpatient detox and rehab centers are also called residential treatment centers or therapeutic communities. These are indicated for people who have severe addiction problems, have impaired social functioning, and have existing physical or mental conditions. Many luxury residential treatment centers also have special programs for pregnant women.

Recovering From Darvon Addiction

“Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit organization that aids people who have abused or been addicted to narcotics.”
Behavioral therapies and counseling are some of the most commonly used forms of combating drug addiction. Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit organization that aids people who have abused or been addicted to narcotics. Many Darvon detox centers also have one-on-one counseling sessions for intensive cognitive behavioral therapy. Other types of counseling and therapy include multidimensional family therapy, motivational interviewing and contingency management, or motivational incentives.

Darvon or opioid addiction is a condition that requires the supervision of specialists and knowledgeable healthcare providers. Call to talk to a specialist about Darvon addiction issues. You can also call this number to discuss various treatment and recovery options for opioid abuse or addiction and to find the nearest Darvon detox center.


  • Propoxyphene-type medications are no longer available in the United States and other countries. According to the FDA, Darvon can cause serious toxicity to the heart even if used in therapeutic dosages.
  • Darvon and other medications that contain propoxyphene can cross the placental barrier, and they may cause withdrawal symptoms and respiratory depression to newborns who are born from mothers who used Darvon chronically.

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