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A 30-year-old female asked:

why does methadone make me itch?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
That: Whole class of meds has itching as a side effect
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Almost all opioid analgesics cause histamine release from mast cells in the skin which leads to itching and flushing. This is temporary and resolves over time.
Jul 8, 2014

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