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Alcohol and Darvon Side Effects

Drinking alcohol while taking Darvon may increase your risk of certain Darvon side effects, such as:
  • Memory problems
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Problems with coordination
  • Shallow or infrequent breathing
  • Passing out.
You may also be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol if you are taking Darvon. You may not be able to safely drink as much alcohol as you were used to drinking in the past.
While it is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Darvon, you should not stop taking Darvon or stop drinking alcohol abruptly. Alcohol withdrawal can lead to life-threatening complications. Also, stopping Darvon abruptly can lead to withdrawal symptoms (see Darvon Withdrawal), although these symptoms are not usually dangerous. If you take this medication and have an alcohol problem, please seek help; this is a complicated situation that requires the skills and knowledge of a qualified healthcare provider.

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider About Darvon and Alcohol

Although it is not recommended that you drink alcohol while taking Darvon, you should not be afraid to discuss your alcohol consumption with your healthcare provider. Together, you and your healthcare provider can make a shared decision about the safety of combining this medication with alcohol. If you do drink, your healthcare provider can also suggest ways to help you stop drinking.
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