• On OHP On OHP
    December 27, 2010
    Are their countries that have not recalled Darvon (as the USA has) and if so, how would I find a reputable mail order pharmacy?
    On OHP On OHP
    December 27, 2010
    I was on Darvocet for 11 years, went through the withdrawals, tried every alternative pain medication that I am not allergic to and is available to me on the Oregon Health Plan, aside from Methedone and nothing give the relief Darvocet did without unacceptable side effects. My Doctor said she would keep writing the prescriptions if I could find a pharmacy outside of the USA that would mail order. Now I just need to find one? READ MORE

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    December 27, 2010
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    December 27, 2010

    I really feel for you.  I've heard from so many people who have taken Darvon or Darvocet for years and are in a similar situation. 

     

    I don't really know what countries might still be using Darvocet.  I do know it was discontinued in Canada and throughout Europe.  The problem is, even if you manage to find a country that still allows Darvocet to be prescribed, it is illegal to import it or any other opioid (narcotic) drug into the U.S.  It is also illegal in most countries of the world to export opioid drugs.  So if you find a pharmacy that says it will fill your prescription, it is operating illegally.  Most, if not all, of the online pharmacies who do this are scams.  They are set up to get your credit card information; or they take your money but don't send you the medication; or perhaps worse, they send you something, but there's no way of knowing what ingredients are actually in the medication you receive.  

     

    Please read this article before you consider ordering medication online:  A Guide to Buying Prescription Drugs on the Internet 

     

    I know this isn't the answer you hoped to get.  I'm just afraid if you try to order Darvocet from another country, you could find youself in a lot of trouble. 

     

    Is Ultracet one of the medications you've tried?  I just heard from another former Darvocet user who said they tried Ultram (tramadol) and it didn't help, but then they tried Ultracet (tramadol plus acetaminophen) and it did a pretty good job. 

     

    I don't know what kind of pain you're dealing with, but you might also want to look into some other treatment options like a TENS unit, acupuncture or a topical pain reliever.  I do hope you find something that helps you very soon.

    • gargoyles57
      March 06, 2016
      gargoyles57
      March 06, 2016
      WTH How much bad science can the FDA cram down our throats. First problem you don't lump to different drugs as one statistic (bad science). Second problem darvocet is darvon and Tylenol someone needs to look up the number of deaths from Tylenol and why is it still on the market. It has killed hundreds of TIMES more people then darvon. So was it the darvon or the darvocet that was killing people or causing heart arrhythmia. Darvocet is how I discovered I was allergic to Tylenol it causes me extreme pain as does ultram why I don't know. Is it a coincidence the same people that made darvon made oxycontin. I also don't understand how the how the s statement can't take anything else by people who have tried everyby people is twisted into it's going to be difficult for them to find something. Let's add the fact ever increasing research has shown untreated chronic pain creates major health problems including cardiovascular disease that kills more people than darvon did. This is excluding suicides from exacerbation created from untreated chronic pain. the FDA has allowed sweetener shown to cause cancer to be brought back on the market-SWEETENERS for god sake because of demand? Because of profit? READ MORE

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