Darvocet and Alcohol speaks to what is Darvocet, Darvocet alcohol interaction and side effects.
Darvocet generic names acetaminophen and propoxyphene is also sold under the brand names Balacet and Propacet 100 which belongs to the family of drugs known as pain relievers and fever reducers. Propoxyphene is a pain reliever and Acetaminophin is a fever reducer that enhances pain relief.
This drug was withdrawn from the US market in 2010.
This drug is very habit forming and must be used with care.
It is best to advise your doctor if you are a daily drinker or have cirhossis of the liver.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting the drug it is advised that you advise your physician if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days, have asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, breathing disorder, liver or kidney disease, history of head injury, brain tumor, gallbladder or pancreas disorder, stomach or intestinal disorder, suicidal thoughts, behavior, history of mental illness or a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Less serious side effects are feeling dizzy or drowsy, mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation, headache, blurred vision or dry mouth.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, fainting, chest pain, short of breath, confusion, unusual thoughts and behavior, seizure, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, light colored stools, or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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