Side effects from most prescription drugs can be annoying at best. With opiates, a drug class that includes prescription painkillers, some side effects can be serious and it’s best for patients to know all risks involved. Darvon is an opiate (narcotic) medication used to treat mild to moderate pain. Side effects can vary from person to person depending on a number of factors. These include the individual’s body chemistry and how he or she responds to the drug, whether other medications and substances are being taken with the drug and the dosage. Darvon can be taken successfully and safely for most people. In many cases, side effects subside once the body becomes accustomed to the drug. Side effects can range from nausea and dizziness to dry mouth and constipation. Opiates, including Darvon, can also cause serious side effects such as tolerance, allergic reactions, interactions with other substances, physical and psychological dependency, overdose and withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped abruptly.
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So many options are out there to treat Darvon addiction but so many lack key offerings. Waismann Method provides a thorough Darvon treatment that includes pre-testing to rule out possible underlying medical issues, medically-based detox in a hospital, post monitoring and optional transitional living. Our renowned detox begins with intravenous medications used to cleanse Darvon from patients’ opiate receptors. Patients are lightly sedated under general anesthesia during this and awake without awareness they experienced accelerated withdrawal. Speeding up withdrawal minimizes the symptoms, providing the most comfortable detox for patients. We also don’t use opiate replacements such as methadone or Suboxone to gradually wean patients. Our procedure takes just over an hour and we require a hospital stay of 2 to 4 days. Once discharged, patients can return home, free of opiate addiction and ready to move forward with life. For those who wish to extend recovery, our Domus Retreat transitional living facility is available. Patients here benefit from supportive care and holistic, therapeutic treatments including biofeedback, counseling and massage.
Side effects can change over time, dissipate or become more intense. A worsening of side effects should be immediately reported to a doctor. Constipation is one of the most commonly reported side effects by patients on prescription painkiller therapy. Others can include:
Darvon is a controlled substance in the U.S. and has the potential to lead to misuse, abuse and addiction. It’s so important that patients pay strict attention to instructions on use in order to avoid serious problems. When dependency issues do arise, it’s rarely the fault of the patient. Drugs of this nature tend to build up in the body, causing the development of a tolerance. This means the drug’s effects become diminished and patients must take increasingly larger doses of the medication. Darvon addiction can develop rather quickly from this point.
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