How Long Do Symptoms Last?It is difficult to predict how long a person might experience Darvon-N withdrawal. Often, people cannot tolerate the symptoms and begin taking the medication again, making it impossible to know how long the symptoms would have lasted. Several factors, such as the Darvon-N dosage, how long you have been taking the medication, and other individual factors may affect how long withdrawal symptoms last.
It is expected that withdrawal symptoms will last longer (but will be less severe) for people who do not remove Darvon-N from the body as quickly as normal, such as people with liver or kidney disease, or the elderly. Similarly, withdrawal symptoms probably have a shorter duration (but are more intense) for healthy, young people.
Limiting Darvon-N WithdrawalWithdrawing from Darvon-N can be extremely unpleasant. It can be so uncomfortable that people start taking the drug again in order to relieve these symptoms. In order to limit withdrawal, you should not stop taking Darvon-N "cold turkey."
Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose at a rate that helps minimize withdrawal symptoms (most healthcare providers will be more than willing to help you stop taking Darvon-N). Typically, reducing the dosage by 25 to 50 percent each day is a good way to stop taking it.
Remember, withdrawal from Darvon-N is not necessarily a symptom of abuse, and you should not be embarrassed to ask for help in this matter.