• 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
    • JohnFive Eagles
      September 19, 2016
      JohnFive Eagles
      September 19, 2016
      somebody just remove my comment. Is that what happens here? Censorship. I am outa here. Unsubscribe. READ MORE
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  • JohnFive Eagles September 19, 2016
    JohnFive Eagles
    September 19, 2016
    Hello. I have been in moderate to moderately severe chronic pain since a bad accident in which I sustained several injuries including a left below the knee amputation. This happened 6 years ago and I too have been on a Grand journey through all the different drugs and modalities of trying to deal with and manage this pain. It has driven me into poverty and it is bad news. But occasionally a good medication comes by. In my case I have a lot of nerve related pain and nothing works better for it than methadone. I returned to university last year(one has to keep going man despite any problems or it is insanity- I don't want to lose my mind) and the medication interfered with my concentration. Methadone works so well because it antagonizes a receptor in the brain which is a stimulating factor in sensitizing the brain to pain. Darvon, or dextroproxyphene is a similar drug and does the same thing but at higher doses. The problem with these two meds is they extend the time it takes for the heart to cycle through it's QT interval which can lead to heart arrhythmias and in susceptible people can stop the heart. Darvon being weaker requires a larger dose to antagonize this receptor system but it also has incumbent side effects that are dose dependent. Having said that people in relative health probably do not have to worry about this so much. Have you considered talking to your doctor about adding an NMDA antagonist like ketamine(which can be compounded into a creme and should not affect you too severely, dextromethorphan, memantine or amantadine? I am considering my options and apart from going back on methadone I feel almost hopeless. What about a pain management course. they will give you many tools to help yourself get through. It already sounds like you are a trooper. You had the intelligence and the guts to publicly talk about your problem and if you have made it this far give yourself a break and a pat on the shoulder. Keep looking. There is a new type of TENS technology out there now. It is called CAM TENS and it purports to be something akin to creating a quantum effect in a particular zone of the body and can trip up the mediation of pain signals. What about medical marijuana? When nothing else works I use that maybe once a month. It is very expensive and I cannot afford it but some people in pain have the means. What Karen Lee said, I concur with. anytime you get into requesting controlled substances you are breaking the law. sometimes that doesn't mean much when the pain is that bad. I know. and I have researched these pharmacies and the only ones that are any good are the ones you have in Canada and the US and they don't sell discontinued medications. There are some sedatives I would love to get my hands on like Placidyl or Doriden and I believe they are no longer made. I am willing to try anything. Turmeric? Capsaicum? These things do work. Have you considered a naturopathic approach? Changing diet, using certain herbs that are proven to help in chronic pain. I am probably preaching to the choir. Most on- line pharmacies sell junk from China or South East Asian countries. They have examined some drug shipments coming into Canada from Singapore and they contained things like chlordiazepoxide(Librium) a simple, older benzo, arsenic, cobalt and a tiny bit of pain killer. This we often found in heart drugs, Viagra shipments. So I would seriously be careful. If the UN Convention holds I believe most countries in the world will not produce this drug anymore as it is clearly dangerous to a large enough portion of the population that it should be illegal. READ MORE
    • JohnFive Eagles
      September 19, 2016
      JohnFive Eagles
      September 19, 2016
      When one examines the body of literature the evidence does point out a causative effect of heart arrythmias and heart attack from the use of Darvon and related products.(Darvocet, Darvon- Napsylate etc.). READ MORE
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