Darvon Detox Treatment:
First Step on the Road to Recovery
The Importance of A Medically-Supervised Darvon Detox Program
Breaking Darvon 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 Darvon?
Known generically as propoxyphene, Darvon is a widely-prescribed pain reliever that belongs to the opioid category. It treats mild pain and occasionally serves as a cough medicine or anesthetic. Furthermore, it can relieve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome – a neurological condition characterized by an irresistible urge to move one’s body to stop uncomfortable or unusual sensations.
People addicted to opiate can take Darvon to alleviate withdrawal symptoms or reduce muscle cramps. However, it doesn’t have much impact on mental and psychological cravings.
Evidence suggests that Darvon can put a lot of people at increased risk of heart arrhythmias, which prompted FDA to take action and ban the widely used drug from the market. Heart rhythm problems occur when the electrical impulses, coordinating the heartbeats, do not work properly. This may cause the heart to beat too slow, too fast or irregularly.
The Dangers and Symptoms of Darvon Abuse
Darvon can depress breathing and should be used with extreme caution in elderly and debilitated patients. People suffering from lung disease should also exercise more caution when taking Darvon.
The dangers posed by the drug should NOT be underestimated. Here is why: Darvon can impair thinking and undermine the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery. It can be habit-forming, causing strong physical and psychological dependence (especially among individuals who have been abusing the drug for a prolonged period of time). Warning: If taken in large doses, it can lead to overdose and even death.
Just like other narcotic pain killers, Darvon can boost the effect of alcohol, sedatives, muscle relaxants and other drugs that act upon the central nervous system (CNS) and slow brain function. In fact, combining Darvon with muscle relaxants may lead to respiratory depression. If used in combination with anti-seizure medications, Darvon can eventually result in coma. The most frequent adverse reactions include:
- Sore throat
- Severe allergic reaction
- Difficulty in breathing
- Swelling of the tongue, lips and throat
Without a medically managed detox program, withdrawal symptoms will occur and can be extremely unpleasant. These symptoms may include:
If you or your loved one are suffering from Darvon abuse and need help, please call us at 855-338-6929 to discuss whether our customized Darvon 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.