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Methadone and seizures

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Possibly: A major effect of Methadone overdose is suppression of breathing. If oxygen levels fall too low an acute hypoxic seizure can occur.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Methadone O/D: Sx's of methadone O/D may include: “small pinpoint pupils, nausea, constipation, stomach or intestinal spasm, vomiting, difficulty breathing, stoppe... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Methodone urine test: Check with the lab doing the test and see what it tests for and what may give a false+. I always repeat test if it does not make sense.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Trescot
39 years experience
Slowly: Because Methadone is a very long acting medication (the half life is 15 to 150 hours) Methadone needs to wean very slowly. I usually recommend one tab... Read More
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Gradual taper: Depending on what dose, Methadone taper can be a long process. When below 30 mg, switching to Suboxone (buprenorphine) may be an option.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Opiates: That is for your physician treating you to decide. One should never be taking opiates without the express care of a physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
No: Methadone is a narcotic and an effective pain medication for patients with chronic pain. It is also used to maintain opioid addicts in order to preve... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Methadone: Methadone requires liver enzymes to be metabolized and then ultimately eliminated. So one could argue that it may affect the liver.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Van norman
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Work with your doc: Gradual, patient dose reductions along with good psychosocial supports and recovery work can get you off methadone and continue your recovery journey.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Outcome?: Either you live a chemically free life or you relapse.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Yes, : It is contraindicated to attempt to come off it during pregnancy because lowering the dose or withdrawal can lead to a spontaneous loss of the baby.Pr... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
It does, but: Relatively not very common side effect. You can combine Methadone with antidepressants, however, a professional supervision is needed. Keep up a goo... Read More

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