Ativan 2mg and darvocet?
Been taking ativan 2mg and darvocet for 15 years for anxiety and depression and it is recognized for that purpose, what replaces darvocet in that combination?
Asked by Idell Yekel 2 years ago.
Darvocet (propoxyphene) is not indicated for anxiety, depression, or any other psychiatric conditions. Darvocet is only approved for mild to moderate pain. If you are not taking the Darvocet for pain then it is certainly best it is replaced with other medication. Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine class anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). You might talk to your doctor about adding an antidepressant which is effective for both anxiety and depression. Without knowing the type of anxiety you have it is hard to say what the best medications are. Commonly used antidepressants include Celexa (citalopram), Lexapro, Cipralex (escitalopram), Paxil (paroxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), and Effexor XR (venlafaxine extended-release). BuSpar (buspirone) is also a potentially good option for generlized anxiety disorder (GAD) however it is not effective for depression. I would recommend either sertraline or escitalopram- sertraline is much cheaper so it may be a better option. For more severe anxiety/depression venlafaxine might be a better option. You could talk to your doctor about increasing the Ativan. How often are you taking it? 1 mg twice daily? 2 mg once daily? Typically Ativan needs to be taken THREE times daily for continuous use. Although I would normally never bring it up one option is the opioid tramadol. Tramadol is a unique atypical opioid that has weak opioid actions but it also acts as an antidepressant. Chemically it is almost identical to Effexor (venlafaxine) so tramadol does have some antidepressant effects. It is also NOT a controlled substance and has a very low abuse liability, especially if you have no history of substance abuse and since you have been on Ativan and Darvocet, both of which are schedule IV controlled substances in The United States, for 15 years I doubt addiction is very likely. The major reason I bring up tramadol is because if you have been taking an opioid for anxiety/depression and it is working and not causing you major side effects or drug seeking behaviour then it might be worth continuing it simply because you have been taking an opioid and have been stable. Tramadol has been occasionally used in patients with highly refractory depression or anxiety and there is some evidence it is effective for OCD. Talk to your doctor and see what he recommends but in general antidepressants are probably the best way to go. Answered by Keith Arakawa 2 years ago.
I have a leftover prescription for darvocet N 100. Actually there are only 5 left. This prescription is from March 11, 2007. I was wondering would it still have all its properties or has it lost all its power? I am asking because I hurt my ankle and I refuse to go to the doctor and pay 50 dollars for him to tell me...
Asked by Kip Kennison 2 years ago.
I have a leftover prescription for darvocet N 100. Actually there are only 5 left. This prescription is from March 11, 2007. I was wondering would it still have all its properties or has it lost all its power? I am asking because I hurt my ankle and I refuse to go to the doctor and pay 50 dollars for him to tell me to use the RICE method. I know this. I know it isn’t broken. I was just wondering? I am also taking Ibuprofen 2 200mg tablets every 6 hours. I also have Vicodin left over from August but that makes me loopy. I will take that as a last resort. Answered by Mckinley Yiu 2 years ago.
Well Darvocet and Ibuprofen work on different mechanisms when it comes to pain and you could actually take 3 ibu 200mg every 6 hours (not to exceed 12 per day) and 1 darvocet every 4-6 hours (not to exceed 6 per day). as long as your taking it with food. If the Rx is from 3-07 then its good until 3-08. just don't mix the darvocet and vicodin. you can still take the ibuprofen with the vicodin. And Wendy should know that a "PRN" script is illegal for a schedule 4 controlled substance (darvocet) you may have 5 refills in 6 months, then you need a new Rx. Just an F.Y.I Answered by Tory Sudberry 2 years ago.
The Darvocet is still good. Please stagger the Ibuprofen half way between doses of Darvocet and it should help the pain relief last longer. 400 mg of Ibuprofn every 6 hours is not that much. So call your pharmacist and ask if there are any contraindications between the 2. I don't THINK there is. I do know for a fact that you can take Vicodin and advil together. If the Vicodin makes you loopy, try taking half at a time. Answered by Myrtis Rusboldt 2 years ago.
Mar 07 wasn't that long ago, it should still be good. I take Darvocet AS NEEDED for migraines and it usually lasts me several months. There should be a "discard after" date on your prescription bottle. I would be more concerned about mixing Ibuprofen and Darvocet, you might want to contact your pharmacist about that, they may be contraindicated. I personally wouldn't take the 2 too close together because it would knock me out. Answered by Sheridan Crouthamel 2 years ago.
It's not going to hurt you to take it at all. The active ingredients are most likely ineffective, though, due to aging. Most medicines work correctly throughout 2 years of existance. There is a chance it still might work, though, so it's no harm trying. If it smells like vineger, though, it's definatly expired and won't do a damn thing. Answered by Karren Marin 2 years ago.
Propoxyphene is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Please check expiry date of the medicine. Please see the web pages for more details on Propoxyphene (generic name) Darvocet N100 (brand name) and Ibuprofen. Answered by Jacqui Belschner 2 years ago.
What ingredient in darvocet makes you high?
i take darvocet and i'm wondering what ingredient makes you feel good like your high and don't say you cant get high off of darvocet cause you can i'm addicted and trying to stop
Asked by Mario Schuering 2 years ago.
Darvocet is a combination of acetaminophen (APAP) and the opioid propoxyphene (known outside of North America as dextropropoxyphene). It is the propoxyphene, a weak synthetic opioid related to methadone, fentanyl, and Demerol, that gets you high. Darvocet is a schedule IV controlled substance in The United States and propoxyphene is known to be a drug with the potential to cause physical and/or psychological dependency. I don't know how long you have use or how much you use but keep in mind that 1,000 mg of acetaminophen is the maximum dose so if you take several Darvocet at a time it will be a lot of acetaminophen which can cause liver damage. If you are physically dependent (alone this is not the same as addiction) you likely need some help to stop. People physically dependent to other opioids like morphine, heroin, and oxycodone can be transferred onto a drug like methadone or buprenorphine to prevent physical withdrawal however propoxyphene is so weak it can't typically be replaced. A doctor can provide medications to take for a few days to help reduce or eliminate the physical symptoms of withdrawal. Clonidine, diazepam, temazepam, and tramadol are often used to help reduce withdrawal. Tramadol is an opioid (but not a controlled substance) and it can potentially help wean you off. You can also talk to a doctor about getting help for the addiction. Even if you are no longer physically dependent the addiction is still a problem and relapse is common. I wish you the best. Answered by Thanh Spanger 2 years ago.
Darvocet can produce euphoria. Answered by Bernardo Lonsdale 2 years ago.
propoxyphene - it is a narcotic so potentially addicting, but much less so (because it's less potent) than other narcotics (like vicodin, percocet) If you are addicted the best thing to do is get help, there are options for narcotic addiction If you want to try on your own, wean yourself off...start by decreasing your dose 25% each week until you're down to zero...the slower you wean, the more chance you have of success Answered by Florance Shubin 2 years ago.
well the only thing you can make is wine all you have to get is some fuirts,water,yeast,suger and a large jar it would not be as strong as raw acohol but you will get high after a few drinks. Answered by Alaine Pete 2 years ago.
The problem is not you, it is darvocet Answered by Cari Cantoral 2 years ago.