Stopping Darvon-N (propoxyphene napsylate) too quickly can cause withdrawal symptoms, such as sweating, diarrhea, insomnia, and nausea. Although these side effects are bothersome, they are not usually life-threatening. To help minimize withdrawal from Darvon-N, your healthcare provider may slowly decrease your dose. You should not stop taking this medication "cold turkey."
Understanding Darvon-N WithdrawalDarvon-N® (propoxyphene napsylate) is a prescription pain medication. People who stop taking it too quickly may experience withdrawal symptoms. Fortunately, withdrawing from Darvon-N does not usually cause life-threatening problems, unlike some other medications.
Why Does Withdrawal Occur?
Darvon-N is a narcotic. Over time, the body becomes accustomed to the effects of this pain medicine. If the drug is stopped too quickly, withdrawal symptoms may occur.
Darvon-N withdrawal can occur with chronic, legitimate use of the drug, as well as with abuse. Withdrawal is a normal, predictable, and physical response to stopping medications like Darvon-N; it is not necessarily a sign of abuse, although it certainly is more likely to occur in cases of Darvon-N addiction.
Withdrawal Symptoms With Darvon-NSymptoms of withdrawal from Darvon-N can vary in intensity and may include:
- Cravings for Darvon-N
- Upper respiratory symptoms, such as a runny nose.