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A 28-year-old female asked:

Prescribed methadone for pain every 8 hours, is it required to take every 8 hours if i would be asleep or needs to be 3x day to work?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Once a day can work: Methadone has a very long half life and is commonly given as a once a day dose. I'm a bit surprised you're taking methadone , but also mentioned Percocet as current medication. Both drugs are strong narcotics and not frequently prescribed together except in difficult pain management cases. I wonder if you have developed an addiction to narcotics. What do you think?
Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Excellent answer. Have you explored a tapering program? Increasing doses of narcotics suggests that narcotics are not the answer for your problem.
Aug 15, 2014

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