Darvocet Detox Treatment:
First Step on the Road to Recovery
The Importance of A Medically-Supervised Darvocet Detox
Breaking Darvocet addiction can be extremely difficult, even dangerous. That’s why choosing the right detoxification treatment is vital to a patient's safety and the successful start of a rehab and recovery program. It should not be attempted at home! Our in-patient program includes:
- Thorough physical, psychological and social assessments
- A customized treatment plan with IV-based medication to safely treat withdrawal symptoms
- Monitoring 24/7 with cardiac telemetry and video technology by nurses and technicians.
- Attention to the patient's overall comfort with upscale private rooms, massage, gourmet meals, Wifi and HDTV.
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Read what our patients say—their own detox success stories—about how fearful they had been of detoxing and withdrawal, how safe and cared for they felt with our team, and how that experience has changed their lives.
What Is Darvocet?
Darvocet, also known as narcotic pain reliever, is a combination of two drugs, propoxyphene and acetaminophen. It is commonly used to reduce mild to moderate pain. In addition, Darvocet can help relieve restless legs syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by a strong urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable sensations.
As a pain reliever, Darvocet does not appear to be more effective than aspirin. Some users maintain that it doesn’t stop the pain, but merely makes it more bearable. Besides, Darvocet can be habit-forming and extremely dangerous. Therefore, the drug has been pulled off the U.S. market due to serious concerns of fatal overdoses.
Many Opiate users take Darvocet to ease withdrawal symptoms. However, some individuals have a hard time metabolizing the drug. Furthermore, it may be ineffective in addressing mental cravings among the addicts.
Darvocet should not be stopped abruptly, especially when taken for a prolonged period of time.
The Dangers and Symptoms of Darvocet Abuse
In an effort to reduce pain, many Darvocet users constantly increase the dosage of the medication. It is a never-ending and highly-frustrating process that may produce severe toxic effects. Individuals addicted to Darvocet may suffer acute liver toxicity, severe stomach pain and nausea. Furthermore, an overdose of Darvocet may lead to physiological depression of the central nervous system. As a result, some individuals may experience decreased rate of breathing, decreased heart rate, and loss of consciousness.
Alcohol can dramatically increase adverse side effects when combined with propoxyphene and acetaminophen. In some individuals, alcohol can intensify drowsiness and dizziness caused by Darvocet. When combined with antidepressants, antihistamines, anxiety medications or some sleep-inducing drugs, Darvocet may cause a dangerous level of sedation and prove to be fatal. Individuals suffering from depression and experiencing suicidal thoughts should avoid the drug altogether.
People experiencing the side effects outlined below, should immediately seek professional help:
- Strong allergic reaction
- Slow or weak breathing
- Difficulty breathing
- Cold, clammy skin
- Severe dizziness
- Severe weakness
- Loss of consciousness
- Yellow skin or yellow eyes
- Extreme fatigue
Less severe reaction may include dry mouth, nausea, sweating, muscle twitching, decreased sex drive, decreased appetite, etc.
If you or your loved one are suffering from Darvocet abuse and need help, please call us at 855-338-6929 to discuss whether our customized Darvocet Drug Detox Treatment is the best program for you. Be assured we value your privacy and all your information is kept strictly confidential. Contact Gallus Alcohol and Drug Detox Centers today and take the first step towards rehab and recovery.