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Darvocet Lawsuits

On November 19, 2010, the FDA announced a Darvocet recall, saying that the relatively weak painkiller’s health risks outweighed its limited benefits. The recall came after the FDA determined that side effects of Darvocet were linked to irregular heart rhythms which could sometimes be fatal.

DARVOCET LAWSUIT STATUS: Darvoncet lawyers are reviewing potential claims for individuals throughout the United States who may be entitled to compensation through a Darvocet lawsuit for injuries such as:

  • Heart Arrythmia
  • Heart Attack
  • Suicide
  • Overdose
  • Death

>>REVIEW A POTENTIAL CLAIM WITH A DARVOCET LAWYER<<

OVERVIEW: Darvocet (generic: propoxyphene with acetaminophen) is a weak, yet addictive, narcotic painkiller that is often prescribed after surgery or to manage pain. It contains a combination of acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in Tylenol, and propoxyphene, which is the active ingredient in Darvon.

DARVOCET RECALL: Darvocet side effects have been linked to thousands of deaths and other serious injuries. According to data from the Federal Drug Abuse Warning Network, deaths linked to the Darvocet, Darvon and generic propoxyphene drugs accounted for over 5% of all drug related deaths between 1987 and 2006.

Although an FDA advisory committee voted to recall Darvocet in early 2009, the FDA did not move to pull the drug until November 2010, when the agency identified the risk of Darvocet heart arrythmias. The FDA then determined that the risk of heart problems from Darvocet, combined with the drug’s ties to suicide, drug addiction and potential overdose, were the final straw in deciding that the drug’s risks outweighed its benefits.

In Great Britain, health authorities required Darvocet to be phased off of the market in 2005. They cited hundreds of deaths associated with the drug, and limited benefits provided when compared to other available pain medications.

The FDA said that the first calls for Darvocet to be recalled went all the way back to 1978. In Feburary 2006, the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen filed a petition with the FDA urging the U.S. drug regulators to recall Darvocet from the market. They cited thousands of deaths from Darvocet since 1981, the fact that it is highly addictive and that it is no more effective than safer drugs like ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

According to Public Citizen, most of the Darvocet deaths occurred because of cardiac depression caused by the drug converting into a metabolite that is highly toxic to the heart. Side effects of Darvocet include interruption of heart transmission of electrical impulses, slowing heartbeats and decreasing ability for the heart to contract properly.

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY HAVE A DARVOCET LAWSUIT: Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by lawyers who are reviewing potential Darvocet lawsuits and Darvon lawsuits throughout the United States. As a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the risk of problems with Darvocet and Darvon, individuals may be entitled to financial compensation through a Darvon settlement.

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111 comments

  1. Sherry Reply

    I AM ALLERGIC TO OVER 25 DIFFERENT PAIN MEDICATIONS AND ALL SSRI’S; I HAVE HAD 7-8 MINI STROKES; EXTREME HIGH LEVELS OF ANXIETY; DEPRESSION AND NOW HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE PLUS I HAVE SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS FROM THE FIRST MINI STROKE. I HAVE TAKEN DARVOCET N 100 FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS (NOT ON A REGULAR BASIS) BUT IT IS THE ONLY PAIN MEDICATON I CAN TAKE AND I TAKE IT GENERALLY FOR REALLY BAD HEADACHES.
    SO, IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT DARVOCET N 100 HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY MINI STROKES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND PANIC ATTACKS?

  2. Mike Reply

    my wife is on this med. Has anyone had a good outcome from a law suit. she does have a racey heart rate @ times and get over heated durng the nght and chest pains.

  3. Jacob Reply

    I am 28 yrs old. I took Darvocet for 7 years 120 per month from 2001-2008 for a bulging disc. While I was taking and since I have stopped taking Darvocet, I suffer from a very irregular heartbeat and very high blood pressure. At times I lay in bed and it feels like my heart is beating so hard and fast that I have fear of not waking up, its so bad. I know this is not normal and I am very concerned for my health. It feels as if my chest is going to explode. Im glad to not be taking it now, but I fear the damage is done.

  4. Sharon Reply

    I am 59 yrs and have been taking darvocets for well over 25 yrs. I Have RHA at the time it was the only pain medicine that gave me relief little did I know the effects it would play on my memory. I have suffered enough with RHA for most of my life. At one point total incapacitated to a wheelchairI . Darvocet seemed to relief the pain better than anything else on the market. Recently I had gall bladder surgery and my surgeon told me to try to come off some of my medications. He felt that one of the meds was probably the cause of my short term memory loss, just didn’t know which one. I can relate to all the horrific stories of other darvocet users, as well as the doctors oversight or possibly not wanting to acknowlege the problem with my memory loss.

    When I heard the news about darvocet I was angry and a bit reliefed thinking and praying that possibly my memory would get better, I have just recently stopped taking the meds. I need my mind to function, I thought I was absoulutly going bonkers for the past 4 years and last year for me was the worst. I live with family and they have seen me go down hill and have been thier for me. I think it is wrong to dispense or withhold info from the public especially when it effects the quality of a persons life. Now I just have to wait and see if time and medical help from a doctor will help me recover from this nightmare! I was concidering going into a nursing home if this didn’t get better. Thanks for the news media I now see a way out and hopefully back to a normal life.

  5. Sharon Reply

    I would also like to add that I have already experienced a blood clot in my left leg behind the knee thank god the doctor caught it and treated it quickly. That was several years ago age 56 when that happened, whats a person to do when thier life is threatened even the treatment for a blood clot (thrombosis) is extremely dangerous (deadly) if not diagnosed quickly. I just feel that I am to young to be experiencing these type of ailments….if it is due to something I am taking I should have the right to know and ask for a different treatment, and the pharmaceutical companies should be upright and truthful about medications on the market.

  6. don Reply

    Total bunk! Darvocet is a safe medication still needed by a lot of pain sufferersthese lawsuits are only hurting people who’ve depended on this medication for a long time.

  7. Cheryl Reply

    I think I have finally figured out why I lost my Mom. She had many heart test not even a month before she died of a sudden heart attach. All the specialist say she had a very healthy heart for a women her age with her medical problems. If they knew about this as far as 1987 something should have been done about it. If it had I would still have my Mom! Anyone that complains about them taking it off thew market think about if it was your Mom!

  8. Marsha Reply

    I have taken Darvocet in the past and was told that I have congested heart fauler

  9. Kkk Reply

    Hi ..my name is Dawn and I used to take Darvocet for about 7 yrs starting back in 1992. My Dr. originally prescribed it to me for Migraines. I too also experienced Panic attacks while on this medication, but never gave it a thought that it could be the meds. What did happen was , I was having pain on my right side under my ribs and it was very sore. Dr. did an ultrasound on my gallbladder and liver and said that my liver had two large cysts and several small cysts in it. I did ask him if he thought it could be from the darvocet but he said that it was easier on the stomach than tylenol, so, I stayed on it. Then I was having more pain in my stomach and my left side of the abdomen, and Turned out I had diverticulitus. This is when I told Doc. that the darvocets weren’t working anymore and he prescribed me vicoden ES for pain. So, Now I have been on the vic’s for about 7-8 yrs. Finally had to get on suboxone to get off of those. Painkillers are terrible things to have to take on a daily basis. I hear Marijuana is very good at controlling chronic pain. and with no harmful side effects either. I say we vote for medical Marijuana!

  10. ronnie Reply

    I have been taking dorvocet since 1997 ,and not once have had a problem while taking it for 8 broken bones and a fractured hip in my left leg due to car accident.I took 3 ,sometimes 4 a day. I haven’t been taking it now for 4 months , by my own choice before all the news came out about it. I have high blood pressure, in the range of 145 over 98 ,my blood pressure medicine keeps it down. Lately I been getting a funny feeling in my chest like you feel your heartbeat faster ,sorta like a weird sudden light quick thumps against your chest, feels sorta real weird, then this darvocet crap came out, so I hope it hasn’t finally caught up to me . I don’t take pain meds now,just over the counter stuff. My blood pressure is worse and and I will be seeing my doctor about it.

  11. Sonji Reply

    IN JUNE 2009 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND BEFORE I WAS DIAGNOSED I WAS HAVING BAD MIGRAINES THATS WHAT LEAD MY PCP REFERED ME TO SEE AND NEUROLOGIST AND THE NEUROLOGIST REFERED ME TO HAVE AN MRI AND FROM THE RESULTS ON THE MRI THE NEUROLOGIST WANTED ME TO HAVE A LUMBAR TEST WHICH CAME BACK I HAD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND I STARTED ON AVENOX SHOTS ONCE A WEEK BUT I WAS STILL HAVING MIGRAINES SO MY PCP PRESCRIBE ME PROPOXYPHENE AND IT WAS TAKING AS NEEDED AND AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION I WOULD VOMIT SOMETIME HAVE IRREGULAR HEART BEATS BUT I NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING OF IT,MY BOWELS WAS SO LOOSE FOR A LITTLE WHILE I HAD AND COLONOSCOPHY DONE I COULD STOP GONING TO THE BATHROOM IT LASTED A LITTLE WHILE AND THE DOCTOR SAID IT WAS HEMMROIDS I WOULD HAVE THE CHEST PAINS OFF AND ON WHEN I WOULD GO TO MY PCP AND THEY TAKE YOUE PRESSURE THEY HAD TOLD ME YOUR HEART IS BEATIN REAL FAST AND I RESPONSED I DONT KNOW WHY I ONLY WALK FROM THE WAITIN AREA INTO THE ROOM WHERE THEY TAKE YOUR PRESSURE AND I LEFT IT AT THAT I WISH I COULD HEAR MORE ABOUT THIS MEDICATION WHEN I CALLED TO GET MY MEDS REFILLED IN NOVEMBER THEY SAID IT WAS A RECALLED ON IT SO I CALLED MY PCP AND TOLD HER ABOUT IT AND WHEN I WENT TO MY APPOINTMENT SHE PRESCRIBED ME SOMETHING ELSE I THINK AS DOCTORS THEY SHOULD CHECK EVERYONE OUT THAT WAS TAKING THOSE MEDS TO SEE WHATS THE PROBLEM WHEN ITS A RECALL ON CARS AND TRUCKS THEY TELL THEM TO BRING THE VEHICLES IN TO GET CHECK SO THEY CAN CORRECT THE PROBLEMS DO THEY EVEN CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT IS SUFFERING FROM ALL THIS RECALLED MEDICINE.

  12. Anna Reply

    I have been taking generic darvocet for 14 years. I have heart palpations, depression, chest pain, and blurred vision. Sometimes I wake up feeling like my heart has stopped. I use inhalers for breathing problems but is it asthma or reactions from the med?! At times I am dizzy or plain just don’t feel good.

  13. Becky Reply

    To all of those who think that these lawsuits are out of greed should think about others and not just theirselves. In 2004-05 I was prescribed Darvoct N 100 1 tablet 3 times a day as needed for a back injury I got at work. Most of the time I did not even take the recommended dose and usually got by on 1 a day. In June 2007 at the age of 35 I was diagnosed with complete AV block and had to have a pacemaker placed. Now you may think that I am greedy for wanting a lawsuit against the manufactur but I have to do 2 telephone checks for my pacemaker that are $600 each and 2 visits a year with an EP MD which is well over $600. So you tell me should I be responsible to pay for this for the rest of my life because of the fault of another.

  14. Kembarly Reply

    I was first given darvocet in 1995 after a major surgery it worked great after a while it seemed like I couldnt sleep without it.I wold feel really tired and my heart would race.I went to my doctor and to my surprise I had to be given a eco gram for mt heart which seemed to be skipping a beat I was then 26 year female have never smoked or drank.Years later I was told I had fibro and placed back on darvocet that was in 2002 and really noticed the fummy feeling of passing out after I took the darvocet my doc said to just take 1 a day at bed time since then I have developed stomach issues in 2005-2007 I was sent to a gasto and he had to do a colon job on me he told me I had diverticoltis got the pictures showing the tears in my colon he took me off all pain medicine and has tried to treat this in 2008 until now I have been takinfg darvocet for chronic back pain and have developed issues with my heart I just turned 40 lasy year took myself off of darvocet when I saw the news last month IM feeling better and have since been given a different pain flexril by my doctor

  15. Shirley Reply

    I was taking darvocets for a little over 20 years for pain on left side of body. Over the last 5 years I started developing heart problems associated with shortness of breath. Went to the hospital numerous times and they couldn’t pin point the problem. This is really unbelievable about the recall.

  16. David Reply

    My wife took propoxyphene two times for pain from cancer and died that night in her sleep. Lawyers won’t touch the case because of no autopsy. Strange that she was improving and got raving reports on Mon. and died in her sleep tues. night after taking 2 pills-one at 4:30 and one at 10:30. If there is anyone out there that passes taking this medicine, make sure you have the autopsy done. I just don’t want anyone else injured or worst by this medication. I got a letter of recall 5 weeks after she passed.

  17. sandy Reply

    i took darvocette for cerv spine surg nov16 last year ,as a nurse i took my b.p at work every day, always 90/60 b.p. 80,i am 50. i have been to e.r since darv , 2 times b.p 147/105 pulse 117, i believe i have had 3 t.i.a.’s..5 days ago i was.admitted to hosp. by ambulance,after i went flacid. all 4 days my pulse stayed at 42 -52 my b,p dropped to 57/29…i came home and my b.p was 147/117 last night.pulse 117…i cant remember things now,afraid to go to sleep. wake up covered in sweat heart racing pulse 135-145 scared to death.have put my faimly and new husband thru too much worry. gastro prob.huge weight loss 83 lbs.so tiered.5 i.v.’s needle sticks every 4 hrs .i am bruised scared and exhausted.i was so active. now i am so weak sometimes my legs feel like wet noodles,depressed,my new husband a foot dr. has missed days and days of work having to ‘watch me.it wasnt supposed to be like this.i am a burden to all. and i fear for my life.

  18. RichaRD Reply

    MY WIFEANDi HAVE BEEN TAKING DARVOCET AND PROPOXYPHENE FOR LAST 20 YRS I HAD A MINI-STROKE IN
    1998 LOST MY JOB BECAUSE OF IT TOOK 10 MTHS TO GET DISABILITY FROM SS IN THE MEAN TIME HAD TO SELL EVERY THING I HAD EXCEPT FOR MY WIFE’S VAN AND SPENT THE $20,OO WE WAS SAVING UP WE WERE PUTTING $5OO A WEEK IN THE BANK BROKE ME I HAD NOTHING SO I HAD TO GO BANKRUPT IT REALLY HIT HOME WHEN I FOUND OUT DARVOCET AND PROPOXYPHENETHEN CAUSED OUR DOWNFALL IN 2008 MY WIFE HAD DECONGESTED HEART FAILURE HEART SHE WENT BACK IN 2010 THE DOCTOR TOLD ME IF I HAD NOT HER THERE SHE WOULD HAVE DIED THAT SHE HAD IRREGGULAR HEART BEAT THEN ABOUT 2 MTHS LATER I HAD CHEST PAINS WENT TO HEART DOCTOR HE PUT TWO STINTS IN ME THEN ABOUT 6MTHS LATER HAD MORE PROBLEMS WITH MY HEART THE TWO STINTS COLLAPSED HE FIXED THEM AND PUT IN ANOTHER STINT THEN IN JULY 2010 WENT BACK IN HOSPITAL AND STAYED DOCTOR TOLD ME MY HEART WAS GETTING WEAKER I WAS STILL ON PROPOXYPHENE
    HE TOLD ME IF MY HEART BEAT GOT UP 120 ON TOP TO GET TO HOSPITAL AS QUICK AS POSSIBLETHAT I HAD IRREGULAR HEART BEAT TOLD ME IF IT GOT AS HIGHAS IT WAS WHEN I WENT IN FOR CHECK UP IT COULD POSSIBLE KILL ME

  19. Dee Reply

    My husband was healthy and very active rarely sick he NEVER had high blood pressure or NEVER had high cholesterol, and NEVER over weight so to develope heart problems was a shock to us.
    Here’s what happened back in Oct 08 he was put on Cymbalta and generic Darvoset (4 times per day) for Fibromyglia by Christmas he had lost 30 pounds that he didnt need to lose. Had a complete physical liver function was elevated but nothing else Doctor unconcerned over weight loss he continued loosing without effort another 20 then By Feb’09 he developed shortness of breathe and was very tired…….. another echo nothing showed, In March he was given 2 rounds of Zpack treated for bronkitis /shortness of breath and another echo cardiogram. Then to lung specialist, and his primary care doctor they could find nothing all listened to his heart ect. Then near end of April ’09 he could barely walk 2-3 steps and would have to rest he saw a new rheumatoligist who listened to his heart/lungs he thought it was a lung problem and sent him directly to the hopsital there we saw several specialists They ran many many tests and put him on many medications to get fluid off his lungs they determined heart problems due to an irregular heart beat his lungs had filled with fluid causing him not to be able to breathe he could breathe but the amount of fluid was unreal It was very very serious we learned his heart problem could cause sudden death it was a very very scary situation.After 2 days he was transferred to a hospital who specialized in heart problems
    he had Atril Fibrillation, Cardic Myopathy, and Heart Failure. At the new hopsital they did lots more tests including a heart cath and no blockages they said his doctor was thrilled and said they dont see that very often. He could not explain what caused any of this to happen but told us my husband would be monitored and on medication the rest of his life. That was almost 2 years ago We were concerned about Tylenol’s effect on the liver so he really reduced his intake of the Darvoset since having the heart problems
    one bottle has lasted 6 months so you can imagine how suprised I was Today I went to fill his Darvoset and found it had been taken off the market …. due to heart problems….. jwe wonder why we were not notified it was RECALLED ????? and we now wonder if taking it caused his heart problems. My husband always believed that Cymbalta was the cause or attributed to his heart problems, I think it was the combination of both. We hope Cymbalta is taken off the market and should not be given to people who are NOT depressed. He’s told me he felt different and I saw his reactions and personality change while he was on it. He did and said things
    that were not like himself.

  20. Belethia Reply

    I have been taking Darvocet for many years for several pain reason’s I have had back surgery, I have had two knee replacements, surgery on my hands, I have aritists, I’m in so much pain. I can’t hardly exest. I’m 82 years old. During this time of taking Darvocet I have had heart problems, irregular heart beat. also have coronet heart failure. I get so short of breath just to get dressed.I bruise so easily I’m always black and blue all over. I live by myself, I ‘am very depressed and spend my days just sitting in my chair.

  21. L Reply

    With all the recalls I should have been dead a long time ago. Darvocet is a safe pain med..It is not strong like the FDA wants our doctors to put us on now..Many people including me have been taking it for a long time with no side effects. I have tried so many meds but darvocet has always helped me till some people that don’t really know about it took it off the market in one day. I have read some of the comments and people are saying wow I had chect pain last night and I took a darvocet last week.Or other stuff like that. Some people may have already had heart problems before they took any darvocet or darvon.What people don’t understand is that a class action law suit is that the attorneys get most of the money.The ones that file for it only get a little bit. They have to have proof.And they have to wait a long time to get anything if they get anything at all..I have read about this. So don’t get your hopes up that you are gonna get rich. Ive always been told you dont get something for nothing. If it was proven that you did have a heart problem from darvocet thats different. But you have to have honest doctors that have proof.You have to go through alot.Im my experence with darvocet it is a good safe drug. Why did the united states wait till the UK took it off to take it off here. Why did the attorneys know about it before the doctors and the patients know about it.The UK fased it out over 2 years but the US took it off in one day.Now thousands of people are back in BAD PAIN. I know the med my dr gave me is awful. It put me out of it and made me sick. Darvocet never did that. It was not strong and so addictive.Something is not right ! ! ! .It looks to me like the FDA and the attorneys are working togather.Darvocet has been on the market since 1957..Just how many people have died from an overdose from strong meds like vicoden.ect…

  22. L Reply

    THIS IS GETTING SO LAUGHABLE. EVERYONE THAT HAS TOOK A DARVOCET OR JUST SEEN ONE IS REMEMBERING PAINS ALL OVER THEIR BODY. THEY SMELL MONEY. ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN SO FORGET IT. YOU GOT TO HAVE PROUF FROM AN HONEST DOCTOR. AND FOR THE PHARMASIST YOU KNOW DARVOCET IS A GOOD SAFE MEDICINE. I THINK YOU DO..ALL OF YOU THAT WANT THEM TO PUT IT BACK ON THE MARKET,GOOGLE DARVON/DARVOCET AND LOOK FOR ,WITHOUT PAIN MEDICINE WHATS A PERSON TO DO,.THAT MAY NOT BE THE RIGHT WORDS BUT ITS LIKE THAT.ITS IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
    READ IT ,ITS VERY INTERESTING.

  23. L Reply

    On my post above I mentioned something if you think Darvon n Darvocet is a good pain med to look up Darvon/Darvocet..Then go down to “Without Darvon/Darvocet WHATS A PAIN SUFFER TO DO” its very interesting..

  24. andrea Reply

    im 36 yrs old but when i was 14 Thru 21yrs. i took darvocet the whole time because of mentral cramps. i also took darvocet for another 6 months a year ago for a broken foot. i have an irregular heart beat and have seizures all the time. please let me know if this is from darvocet..my problems didnt start till afterwards. i have bad heart problems and didnt start to develop untl after a year or so after i qiut taking them.

  25. Susan Reply

    I was rear-ended by a hit and run drunk driver in Sep 2009. Doctor prescribed proxyphene which I took until Oct 31, 2010. 3 days later I was in the emergency w/afib. This happened 3 different times. Up until then I had never had any heart problems nor do I have a family history of heart problems. I am now looking at having an ablation and a pacemaker. My heart if healthy – just have rapid heart beats that make me pass out, dizziness, no energy, chest pains, sweating.

  26. paulette Reply

    i was prescribe darvocet for major gallstone pain since i have been taking them i have major stomach pain shortness at the breathe i have start having hot flashes wake up in the middle of the night in a ton of sweat very drepress get very dizzy even if iam driving or just standing up cooking i really have no energy svere chest pain abdominal stomach pains i need to know if this coming from the darvocet iam 39 i shouldnt be feeling like this i cant even travel to see my daughter in college cause of the dizzy spells and shortness of the breathe

  27. Barbara Reply

    I have been taking Darvocet (Proxyphene) for years. At times when my pain is greater, I will take 3 or 4 a day. When it is less (most of the time), I can get by with 1 or 2. There is no withdrawal. I am 70 years old and naturally have other probems. However, I don’t attribute them all to Darvocet. I smoked for over 50 years and have COPD and emphazema. This is not due to Darvocet but to my smoking. I don’t want to take anything stronger or more addictive. I wish I could buy Darvocet somewhere else. I do know the risks, but sometimes quality of life is more important.

  28. Terri Reply

    My mother took Davacet for many years for her arthritis. She was admitted to the hospital for surgery on her hands and died of heart failure in 1994.

  29. Helen Reply

    I HAVE BEEN TAKEING DARVOCET- 100 TAB FOR A WHILE AND HAVE BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL AND ALMOST DIED TWO TIMES

  30. wade Reply

    took darvocet 15 or more years for back pain prn up two 2 every 4 hours.pulse rate runs on 50,s b p bottom 3 in fiftys.have ha heart surgery numbers still run low. don’t know if any of this related to drug.don’t smoke or drink

  31. LuAnne L Reply

    I have been taking Darvocet for almost 5 yrs for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. In that time I have had several attacks where I become dizzy, severe pain in my chest (to the point of calling 911), shortness of breath, and major depression. My Liver and Spleen are in really bad shape, my liver enzymes are high and my spleen swells to the point I look 6 months pregnant. About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I have a record a mile long from the doctors office of all the things that has happened in this period of time. I am seeing someone for the depression and my doctor for everything else. About a month and a half ago I had a mini stroke that really scared me. I am 52 years old and my quality of life has become the search for quantity of life. Is it all related to the drug darvocet? It is really sad, I have 3 grown children and 6 grandbabies that I can’t enjoy like I would like to, due to the dizzy spells and the pain that I am in daily. But most of all I don’t ever know when I am going to have a spell of chest pain, dizziness, stroke or just being so depressed I don’t want to get up! I went to the doctor and he gave me another script for the generic of darvocet, I went to have it filled the next day and the pharmacy wouldn’t fill it because it was taken off of the market. HOW in only a day did my doctor not know of this? I don’t want a stronger medicine to get addicted to. Darvocet helped take the edge off, but the fact of the whole matter is, I have had all of the side effects that they are stating since I have been taking this drug and yet my doctor did not take me off of them, but at the same time would not give me anything else for pain so I wouldn’t become addicted. Now I have to live the rest of my life this way. Life is to short. Good Luck to everyone who is in the same situation as I am.

  32. JJ Reply

    I was an avid excersise person, 5’3 129 lbs no heart attack family history or any other medical problems. On 9-27-08 I not only suffered a
    haert attack but the surgeon cut an artery. I will never be the same person again. Due to extensive blood loss and the Doctor trying to locate where the blood was coming from, I cna not longer remmember things in my past. I also have short term memory loss. I have pain at the site where the clips hold my artery together. And yes I had been taking davacet for over 8 yrs for fibromyalgia.

  33. Gina Reply

    I have suffered with migraines for the past 18 years. As treatment I was placed on Darvocet every 4-6 hours at the onset of the aura. I am still suffering with migraines but now I have irregular heart beat that I was treated for within the first year of taking Darvocet. I was told that my body could be sensitive to the pain medicine. Today these 9-10 years I have been on other pain medication, I have not had any reaction to the medication. The Darvocet after the time I used the medication caused me to seek the recommendation from a cardiologist and at that time I was placed on Metformin for the heart palpitations and the increasing issue I had with high blood pressure. As to date, I get extremely short of breathe, when my heart rate becomes irregular and the palpitations are just scary. I have been hospitalized for migraines and high blood pressure. I have experienced several bouts with bronchitis and severe asthma. Never has the link been made that Darvocet could have brought on the heart, breathing and blood pressure issues that has changed my life. I am 45 years old and NEVER dreamed that I would not be able to physically work at this point in my life! I have filed disability and was denied. I simply do not know what I will do financially at this stage in my life and to think it could have been eliminated by a prescription. How sad ! I feel that medication is distributed to the public long before the appropriate testing has cleared all the dangerous side effects. Any , I truly mean any help that I can receive financially, would be a blessing. Thank you .Please contact me should you need additional information.

  34. Julie Reply

    My brother passed away on October 17, 2009. Results of his autoposy point to side effects from the use of Darvacet. He had an accident a year prior which resulted in back and knee injuries and was taking Darvacet for pain management. He was 39 years old. I wish they would have pulled it sooner.

  35. Theresa Reply

    In October of 2008 I had a severe blood clot in my femoral artery. I was 28 years old. I had been on darvocet since the age of 15, for numerous things……..Could this medicine have possible cause the blood clot? My vascular surgeon said that it was non-pro vocable blood clot, meaning that no matter what I did could have caused it. Has anyone ever heard of this medication causing blood clots?

  36. Sharon Reply

    I took darvaset for pain and still have some in my medicine bottlr. I had a stroke and wonder if its from.that.please contact me thanks

  37. Wallace Reply

    I was prescribed davocet on november 11 2010 there was a recall on november 19 2010 my doctor prescribed 60 pills to be taken 1 to 2 a day for pain as needed so thats a thirty to fourty five maybe sixty days worth so why did’nt he contact me of the recall it caused me a lot of things I was not shure of an I was on public assistance so I thuoght I had to just deal with it I feel as though he put my life in seriuos danger because I kept having thoughts of suicide if it was’nt for my girlfriend I don’t know whta I would have done?

  38. sandra Reply

    Have taken darvocet about the past three years until dec 2010. April last year i was told i had arthyim. Have not had to receive treatment yet but i can tell it is getting worse. Darvocet could have caused this condition.

  39. Linda Reply

    I was prescribed Darvocet after fracturing a vertibre in my back I took it for several years and then felt I was becoming dependent on it. Spoke with Dr. at time and he advied if I’m in pain take it, and renewed my script I myself took the script and weined myself off of them and never went back to the Dr. I’ve been living with a steady pain but yet I feel more attentive in life. Now I’ve been diagnosed with depression I feel like I’m so fragile and I’m only 52 The Drs. say I’m so out of wack.

  40. LINDA Reply

    have been on darvocet for at least 15 yrs without increasing my daily intake. i do not want to overdose myself. it helps, does not completely eliminate, the pain. no heart problems. am trying to switch to tramadol and cannot sleep. the darvocet has a different way of helping me sleep. i am very upset that they would just remove it and leave us hanging. i could switch to a deadly drug like vicodin but don’t want to. may be forced to do so. i think there should be a lawsuit to sue those demanding its removal to pay us for suffering in the transition which might be a long transition. anyone else want to get in on a class action to return darvocet to production? is there an attorney out there who wants to create a class action to product those of us suffering with a transition?

  41. charlene Reply

    I was taking darvocet off and on for the past 10 years never assocaited that taking them could have been the cause of my depression and suicide attempts go figure and afte all this time the FDA decides that now they want a recall

  42. rufus Reply

    I HAVE BEEN ON DARVOCET AND GENERICS FOR 20+ YEARS.I HAVE A HEART BEAT PROBLEM AS IT SKIPS THE 2ND OR 3RD BEAT..AS I GET OLDER MY CHEST PAINS INCREASES..WITH VERY LITTLE EXERTION MY CHEST PAINS INCREASE AND MY SHORTNESS OF BREATH INCREASES.MY HEART HAS BEEN CHECKED MANY TIMES WITH RESULTS OF NO TROUBLE FOUND.

  43. Bob Reply

    I was taking darvocet for headaches in 2003. I had a heart attack at 43 years old while walking in the woods. I have yet to have another one since. I always thought the meds had something to do with it. So I stopped taking them. I am now convinced this drug contibuted to it. Once you have a heart attach its a tough road finding jobs and getting insurance.
    Makes you mad when companies continue to sell a product with these side effects.

  44. lm Reply

    For all those people who are mad that they took darvocet off the market….admit it, you are addicted!

  45. Catie Reply

    I was prescribed Darvecet for almost two years, between two knee surgeries. During the second knee surgery, I was told my heart had stopped a few times. When I woke up, I was on oxygen and had a heart monitor on me. The nurse told me that I should see a cardiologist because of what happend. My surgeon was very upset because of the potential complications a heart problem was during surgery and him not knowing it.
    I never got addicted or dependent on Darvecet, as I stopped taking them as soon as most of the pain went away and my knee healed, but now my heart skips and flutters often. I also get chest pain and dizzyness with off and on high blood pressure. I am a healthy woman with a history of low blood pressure and am very active and fit.
    Now I wonder if Darvecet has affected my heart to where I might die before my time.

  46. Ricky Reply

    I took davorcet for pain at age 35 years old for a very short moment, and had a deadly Heart attack. I almost died from taking this prescribed drug. They had to fly me to a bigger hospital that had a cardiology crtical care unit in order to save my life. I almost didn’t get the chance to be with the ones I love so dearly . Darvorcet is no joke it is very Dangerous at normal dosage and can be deadly.

  47. Rhonda Reply

    I took only a short term of Darvocet, but it could have had a lfe ended in just a matter of minutes. It only took my heart and caused the electrical impulse within my heart to backfire. Which there could be long term effects from it.

  48. Broderick Reply

    I injured my spine over a year ago and was prescribed Darvocet. I took this prescription from 04/2010 up until my surery (ALIF at L5-S1 level) on 09/2010. I began to experience very bad chest pains as if my heart was about to just pop!!!! I was rushed to the emergency room on two occasions, but was told I had hypertension (high blood pressure). On the last visit to the ER, I was at my local cvs and told the pharmacist I was having chest pains, He sat me at the BP machine and took my reading twice, my BP was 199/109 and he told my wife to rush me to the ER. once there I was rushed to the back, given a EKG and asked to lay down while a doctor read the results. An hour went by and no doctor had read the results so my wife asked what was going on, the ER staff informed us that my file had been misplaced some how and they could not track it down. I informed them that I was leaving, so I went home, still hurting. I informed my surgeon/treating physician of my problems and asked for a referel to a physician whom could treat it. I was told my injury/surgery has nothing to do with my hypertension and I was only borderline/pre-hypertension, but my chart on that visit showed a reading of 170/108.I began monitoring it myself at home and would see days where I would reach readings of 201/120. I also informed my physical therapist of my chest pains during exercises and he began monitoring it himself as well. He informed me on every visit that I needed this issue addressed ASAP. I have never had prior issues with my BP prior to taking this medication. I have taken well over 9 DOT physicals in the last four years due to my occupation (Truck Driver) and never had a reading over 132/88 with documentation to back it

  49. Lino Reply

    When to the dr for back pain he gave me darvocet 3time a day this was back in 6-18-05 and in12-16-05 I went to the ER for my heart..it was skipping..it was like 123 stop 123 stop there in a name for that but if u have u know how it feels…well now it’s 7-25-2011 and it’s go and it come.I could b siting down laying down and it come it f**k up my day..and not only for me but my family…there is so much but I’ll stop there…sorry for my bad spilling..ooo am just 33 & been with for 6 years…

  50. novella Reply

    wow at first i thought nobody really understand what i go though, and i read all the same story’s , are like me and what i go though , my life is messed up from this medication, my heart beats so fast i could feel it in my neck , i’m scared every day that i will die, some day’s i can control it with the medication i’m on, to help slow it down, but i go right to sleep when i take it , i’m so scare i don’t leave home with out this meds, i have to take it day by day, i miss out on family dinner’s and all my grand children birthday party’s , this has made me stay in the house for month’s at a time, i don’t travel anymore, before i did , and i worked 2 jobs , now i’m home on disability because i can’t work, my heart makes me so tired, my leggs feel like they wieght a ton, that’s when i know i’m about to have an episode i call them, some times it feels like my heart skips and sometime it stops for a second , all i have to say is , it is so scary , one time i was in the ER for my chest pains and my hand turned blue, other times for chest pains, the medication i’m on to slow it down is a high blood pressure pill and i don’t have that but , this med. is starting to affect that.

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