Darvocet is a narcotic that is closely related to the drug methadone. It is generally prescribed to treat mild to moderate levels of pain, and it is highly addictive. Because of its narcotic properties, it is a widely abused drug among those with and without prescriptions for it.

Darvocet creates both physical and psychological dependence in people, so it is advisable that it be used with caution, even if you have a prescription for this medication. There are quite a few side effects associated with the use of Darvocet including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucinations
  • Weakness
  • Visual anomalies
  • Constipation
  • Kidney or liver problems

Once people have developed an addiction to Darvocet, they will generally need to seek professional assistance in order to be able to wean themselves off of the drug. It is not recommended that individuals attempt to stop taking Darvocet on their own because of the severe withdrawal symptoms that are frequently associated with it. During withdrawal, a person may experience the following symptoms:
? Cravings, both physical and psychological
? Nausea
? Diarrhea
? Anxiety
? Loss of appetite
? Fatigue
If you or someone you know has an addiction to Darvocet, you are encouraged to seek help from a specialized treatment center so that you can obtain the best possible care while stopping the use of this drug.

Sources Used
1. Clearhavencenter.com. “Darvocet Addiction.” http://www.clearhaven
center.com/substance-abuse-treatment-resources/Darvocet.php. Accessed 08 April 2009.
2. Drugrehab.net. “Darvocet Addiction.” http://www.drugrehab.net/drug/
Darvocet_abuse.php. Accessed 08 April 2009.




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