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U.S. Group Petitions FDA to Ban Darvon/ Davocet

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hallo,

i saw that you noticed that public citizen wrote a petitionen to fda in febr 2006. we were two of the signers and now i have released a video at youtube.

darvon, distalgesic, co-proxamol - the worst drugs ever

some of the brands are darvon, darvon-n. darvocet, distalgesic and co-proxamol. darvon has been a popular painkiller since 1957 drugs containing the substance propoxyphene are probably the worst drugs eve. some of the brands are darvon, darvon-.n. darvocet, distalgesic and co-proxamol. darvon has been a popular painkiller since 1957 in us, and now it is time to ban the drug even in us. in uk the authorities will phase out the drug last december 2007. restrictions are also implemented in sweden and hundred of lives have been saved. the responsibilty for banning the drug is now in the hands of fda.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=darvon+jonasson&search=search

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and works as a Retired/Disabled Nurse and Blogger.

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Darvocet is only Tylenol + confusion. I've seen it prescribed for elderly patients time and time again, and it almost always causes even the most A&O of them to become utterly loopy. I'd love to see that stuff come off the market, or at the very least, doctors educated NOT to give it to anyone over 65!!

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hallo,

i saw that you noticed that public citizen wrote a petitionen to fda in febr 2006. we were two of the signers and now i have released a video at youtube.

darvon, distalgesic, co-proxamol - the worst drugs ever

some of the brands are darvon, darvon-n. darvocet, distalgesic and co-proxamol. darvon has been a popular painkiller since 1957 drugs containing the substance propoxyphene are probably the worst drugs eve. some of the brands are darvon, darvon-.n. darvocet, distalgesic and co-proxamol. darvon has been a popular painkiller since 1957 in us, and now it is time to ban the drug even in us. in uk the authorities will phase out the drug last december 2007. restrictions are also implemented in sweden and hundred of lives have been saved. the responsibilty for banning the drug is now in the hands of fda.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=darvon+jonasson&search=search

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I was not aware there was that many problems with this drug. It is rarely used these days, once in a while a person will just not be able to handle other things and use it. If they want to ban something ban Ambiem. I am tired of seeing people go berserk on this drug, especially the elderly.

Yes, Ambien and Phenergan for anyone over 70...it seems to turn them all into psych patients! I can't tell you how many times I've seen people climb the walls with these two drugs.

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I'm a pharmacist and we dispense TONS of this stuff! Hydrocodone is more popular but doctors order a lot of this as well.

And they're only now finding out that it causes problems? Hmmmmm.

Truthfully, its MOA is on the kappa receptor (IIRC), not the mu receptor, so it really doesn't relieve pain as much as it makes the person not care that they're having it, although many people have told me they got excellent pain relief with it.

I don't know that I've ever taken propoxyphene, but I was given hydrocodone when I broke my toe last year, and that stuff was worthless. It's a great cough medicine for me, however.

The hospital where I work tried to completely eradicate the use of Demerol (we're using hydromorphone instead) but there are just enough people who need it, we keep it in stock.

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I'd be damped if I'd hurt rather than ask for the only pain med that works for me - and what anyone else thinks about that or me doesn't even factor in! ( darn judgmental azzhats!)

However, one Vicodin ES onboard and if you want me for the next 6 hours, you'll have to scrape me off the ceiling first! :lol2:

Yes, well, those darn judgmental a's have the prescription pad...and the authority to use it.:uhoh3:

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propoxyphene works for me. percocet and vicodin took away pain but also caused me to be short of breath and i felt manic and panicky. they made me sleepy but i was afraid to sleep, for fear i'd quit breathing.

ultram makes me itch.

codeine works well for me with no side effects but doctors, out of habit and out of fear, will never prescribe more than #3, and that is with acetaminophen, so god help you if you can't deal with acetaminophen.

ibuprofen is out for me, due to kidney concerns.

asa? hmm, there's a thought. imagine the dose and the bleeding, though, to deal with post-op or other severe pain. and just try getting a doctor to order enough for it to be effective.

propoxyphene is a good med for some of us. it relieves our pain and brings blessed sleep. i pray no one tries to take it away from those of us for whom it is a godsend.

i think statistics and studies can be made to say anything we want them to say. also, i think it is important to remember that different people have different physiology. we are all unique and need our meds tailored to our uniqueness.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN and works as a Registered Nurse, Home Health.

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Unable to tolerate NSAIDS due GI SE, found Darvocet works for my arthritis well along with dulling kidney stone pain. 2 Percocets for C-Section pain and I had great hallucinations.....

ASA being pushed again as great pain releiver...sure don"t talk about gastric ulcers in those ads.

ALL meds have potential for side effects. Need to be judicious in their use in elderly.

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sharann works as a RN.

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You know another drug that is self prescribed and causes liver damage, confusion, behavioral disturbances and death by automobile?

ETOH. Budweiser, Michelob, Stole'... No RX required.

Ban alcohol then talk to me about banning pain relieving meds.

Penecillin can kill my brother-in-law, and many others. Maybe we should ban that.

I know, I am being flip and sarcastic but I just wanted to make a point. If a drug has side effects then don't use it, but don't assume it is a lethal drug for everyone.

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withasmilelpn has 18 years experience and works as a Staff Nurse.

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How about do labs, an ekg, and a stress test and monitor the patients apical pulse if it is the only med that seems to work? If you read up on most medications, periodic lab tests are suggested such as liver panels, etc. I often wonder whether very many doctors actually order these. In the LTC setting, we will, but it seems very random at times and not according to guidelines. Anyone else experience this? My biggest pet peaves is people not taking their medications seriously, including some healthcare workers.

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