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My partner has injected targin and in on methadone he is very sick and withdrawaling as I write to you won't stay still he's freezing please help?

My partner has injected targin and in on methadone he is very sick and withdrawaling as I write to you won't stay still he's freezing please help?

Poison help line: Think your best option is to either call 911 or Poison Control Center (800-222-1222), wishing the best for you and your partner. Read more

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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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I'm on 115mg methadone daily, injected 100mg morphine IV, can histamines flood head stay there and cause heart failure?

I'm on 115mg methadone daily, injected 100mg morphine IV, can histamines flood head stay there and cause heart failure?

Talk to your doctor: Methadone is a drug that demands respect. It's metabolism can be unpredictable and tricky especially when combined with other medication. Please discuss this with your methadone doctor. The majority of deaths associated with methadone involves its use in combination with other drugs. Please be careful and don't take medication unless discussed with your doctor. Read more

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I'm on 115mg methadone, I injected 100mg morphine IV, can histamines flood my head, stay there, eventually causing heart failure?

I'm on 115mg methadone, I injected 100mg morphine IV, can histamines flood my head, stay there, eventually causing heart failure?

Overdose: Histamine, alone, would not induce heart failure. However, it sounds like you are going through a lot right now. .. And would benefit from seeing a psychiatrist to restart your rehabilitation. If you're having any trouble breathing, chest pain, or other alarming symptoms - you should head directly to your nearest ER. Read more

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Is methadone a good way to get of pain pills?

Is methadone a good way to get of pain pills?

It depends: What is your ultimate objective? Are you treating a pain issue? An addiction issue? Do you want Methadone maintenance? You need to speak with a doctor who can review all these issues. Read more

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Is methadone really a good way to get off pain pills?

It's one method: It's a common method. Saboxon is another one. Read more

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Can methadone be used to help someone get off pain pills, how does it work if methadone is also used for pain?

Can methadone be used to help someone get off pain pills, how does it work if methadone is also used for pain?

Yes: Methadone is very cheap and very potent. It has a complicated pharmocology so an expert should be involved in prescribing it. I more or less always use Methadone to detox patients off other opioid medications. It has a long fairly stable halflife so dosed 2-3 times a day with a slow taper should prevent most withdrawal symptoms. Read more

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Can methadone be used to help someone get off pain pills? How does it work if methadone is also used for pain?

Not really.: Methadone is an artificial opiod. It is provided to addicts to avoid needles, overdosing with unknown purchased narcotics, etc. But, it is hihly addicitve and simply a trade off! Read more

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Is 8 pills of 5mg methadone pills deadly? A friend has just taken 8 methadone pills of 5mg, should I be worried? Is it deadly?

Wanting to Die: When someone we love feels this poorly it is an overwhelming situation. You can best help your friend by informing the local authorities that they have harmed themselves and needs urgent medical attention. In the U.S. We recommend calling 911. I am sure there is some similar system there where you live to alert the authorities of an emergency. Read more

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I'm on 60mg methadone daily dose and I took a 50 mg tapentadol IR pill because of a big pain I was feeling today. Are there any interactions between th?

Yes: Unless you are following your doctors prescriptions you could have a fatal result mixing methadone with other meds especially Tapentadol another narcotic.
Both cause sedation and respiratory depression.
Please go to ER if need help or call 911. Read more

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Is it okay to cut or crush methadone pill?

Not normally: It is never advisable to crush Methadone unless advised by your physician prescribing it. Methadone tablets include Methadone but might also include magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose. All these are proportioned for long acting delivery. If you disrupt the pill you can overdose and die. Please don't risk your life over a pill. Read more

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I have taken 2 10 milligram methadone pills last week how long will it stay in my system?

It depends: Methadone because it stays in the body's fat can remain detectable in the body for extended periods. Hair testing might show its presence for months. Most screening, however, is through urine and with standard cut-offs I would expect after a week it wouldn't come up as positive unless previous use was high or there was some significant problem effecting excretion. Read more

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Can I take the diet pill ACE while on methadone?

No: It would effect the absorption of other meds and should be avoided Read more

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How long will it take for one 10mg methadone in pill form to leave my system for drug testing and screens?

Methadone: Methadone is one of those drugs where it's almost impossible to say when it will be completely washed out of your system - essentially because it has a ton of metabolites and a huge half life window. Could be as little as 2 days or 2 weeks. Hope that helps! Read more

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I want to loose weight but I'm on methadone what can I do. In one yr. I've gained 80 pounds. Is there a dirty pill that can help or what do you suggest?

Unclear: Dirty pill? Do you mean diet pill? The answer to weight loss is to take in fewer calories than you consume. I suggest a dietary consult and increased exercise. Read more

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Do I have to liquefy my 40 mg methadose (methadone) diskettes or can they be swallowed in 1/4 pill form?

Do I have to liquefy my 40 mg methadose (methadone) diskettes or can they be swallowed in 1/4 pill form?

Dissolve them: Better absorption is attained when they are dissolved in liquid. Your program should be telling you all this information. Read more

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Do I have to liquify my 40 mg methadose (methadone) diskettes or can they be swallowed in 1/4 pill form?

Diskettes are only: To be used in drug treatment programs, not for the treatment of pain. In programs, the diskette is generally dissolved in water, in part to assure that you are taking your entire dose under observation and not "cheeking" or "lipping" the dose to use later or divert to others. They are not supposed to be prescribed for pain patients. If this is prescribed, talk to MD; if not, STOP & get help. Read more