Hello, Scared Parent.
Prednisone is not a narcotic. It is a steroid that relieves inflammation and swelling. Darvocet is an analgesic pain reliever that contains acetametaphine and propoxylene. Darvocet has been removed form the market in the United States.
Prednisone is a strong medication, but is very useful to control pain and swelling when used appropriately. Hope this helps.
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