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Posted by Pat B on May 16, 2000 at 00:28:38:

In Reply to: Re: Vioxx and Darvocet...Thanks, Frank posted by Marci on May 02, 2000 at 13:59:01:

: : : Does anyone out there take both Vioxx and Darvocet for arthritis pain? I have recently started the Vioxx, but have not obtained the relief sought. Just curious about taking both.

: : I take Vioxx and ULTRAM. Ultram is in the shady area between narcotic and non-narcotic, but it superior to Darvocet in pain relieving ability, yet has no side effects in most people.

: : Darvocet, as you might know, already contains acetomenophen (Tylenol) in addition to propoxyphene, which is a mild synthetic narcotic.
: : If you want to avoid potential gastrointestinal effects, take Darvon-N (50 or 100mg) which only contains the stronger pain killer AND Vioxx, which is better tolerated and is also an anti-inflammatory. More severe pain will respond well to the combination of Ultram (tramadol) with either Vioxx, Celebrex or Tylenol.

: Frank, do you think the ULTRAM alone would benefit arthritis pain? I have experienced too many side-effects with the Vioxx to want to continue it. I left it off for two days and could hardly walk around, I was in so much pain. I tried to take Darvocet only, but it didn't help much. Have you experienced any side effects from the Vioxx?

You still probably need an anti-inflammatory. There is a controversary now about Vioxx and high blood pressure etc.. you can read articles and messages on the arthritis forum at to help you decide. I personnally am on a generic of Voltaren as an anti-inflammatory and take Oxycontin for pain. I had to quit Celebrex and then quit Vioxx because of side effects.
Pat B

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