The severity of the Darvocet-N (propoxyphene napsylate and acetaminophen) abstinence syndrome may depend on the degree of physical dependence. Withdrawal is characterized by rhinitis , myalgia , abdominal cramping, and occasional diarrhea. Most observable symptoms disappear in 5 to 14 days without treatment; however, there may be a phase of secondary or chronic abstinence which may last for 2 to 6 months characterized by insomnia , irritability, and muscular aches. The patient may be detoxified by gradual reduction of the dose. Gastrointestinal disturbances or dehydration should be treated with supportive care .
For those of you unfamiliar with Australian RBT setups, they’re “Random Breath Testing” by the police. They’ll set up on a piece of road (any day of the week, any hour of the day or night), where you cannot see them set up until you have no option to turn off or turn around. They pull vehicles over largely at random and test for blood-alcohol levels with an amazingly reliable electronic gadget, and sometimes also have saliva test-kits for a range of illegal drugs. Judging by the number of cars you’ll often find driverless and getting towed away, they’re generally pretty successful, even at times of day you’d not expect anyone to be drinking let alone drinking and driving.