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Darvon and Darvocet
Pain Management

Is Darvon better than Vicodin for pain?


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July 17, 2009 5:19PM

No. Vicodin is much stronger than Darvon. Both are narcotic pain relievers which require a prescription in order for you to obtain them legally. Darvon can be perscibed with another pain reliever like Tramadol in order to relieve pain. Their are similar effects from both because they are derivitives of an opiate-like substance which acts on centers in the brain that tell you how to perceive pain. If you are not use to taking Vicodin, Darvan would be a better option because it would not knock you out, rather, just puts you in a good mood and takes the edge off the pain. Vicodin knocks the pain out and definitley makes you a bit loopy. Some side effects of Vicodin can be nausea (if taken on an empty stomach), lightheadedness, tracers, etc. Vicodin is definitley for moderate to extreme pain and should not be taken if you have a history of drug addiction or drug seeking nature.