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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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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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Sudafed and methadone, okay to take together?

Sudafed and methadone, okay to take together?

Yes: Sudafed and Methadone should be O.K. To take together, even though one is a mild upper and the other is a downer. Sudafed is a mild stimulant that acts as a decongestant and vasoconstrictor of blood vessels. Methadone works primarily by binding to opiate receptors in the brain. This reply is based on the assumption that sudafed is not transformed into an illicit drug by some buyers. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take methadone with sudafed pe if not what can I take for stuffy nose?

Is it ok to take methadone with sudafed pe if not what can I take for stuffy nose?

It may cause false +: Test for amphetamine if you are being drug tested on a regular basis. Unfortunately, pretty much every available decongestant has a similar molecular structure to amphetamine. Definitive tests will show that it is not a true positive. If the stuffy nose is chronic it is probably allergic in nature, and nasal steroids, which are now OTC, will help more. Stop or cut down smoking if you smoke. ...Read more

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What would be symptoms ofa bad reaction to methadone or interaction of it with cipro (ciprofloxacin) or cymbalta or sudafed?

What would be symptoms ofa bad reaction to methadone or interaction of it with cipro (ciprofloxacin) or cymbalta or sudafed?

Methadone interactio: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Methadone together cause problems with cardiac arrhythmias prolonging what's called the qt interval. If you're on this combination then monitoring with an ekg would be a good idea. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can increase Cymbalta levels. If you are already having side effects from the cymbalta, these will increase. Cymbalta and Methadone together can very rarely cause serotonin syndrome. I would recommend the google that so you know what the symptoms are. There's not enough space here to allow me to write those all out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My grandma has copd, could she take methadone?

My grandma has copd, could she take methadone?

Copd: Avoidance of any type of narcotic therapy is typically advised in patients with copd. Narcotics have the potential of making a patients not be able to expire carbon dioxide which could be life threatening. If a patient has been on narcotics for a long time, the chance of this is less, if they are not increasing the dose. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed pe if im a diabetic?

Maybe: I try to avoid recommending sudafed to people who have high blood pressure. People with diabetes also would be better to avoid it. But if it is once in a while and taking safer measures such as nasal saline, nasal steroid fail to relief nasal congestion then I would say it is not a big issue to take a few of them. ...Read more

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Can I take DayQuil and sudafed together?

NO: DayQuil contains PHENYLEPHRINE a DECONGESTION similar to SUDAPHED! Rapid heart beat and a number of other symptoms are possible!

Hope this helps!
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Can I take cholesterol pill with sudafed?

Can I take cholesterol pill with sudafed?

Yes: As long as there are no other medical conditions such as hypertension. Check with your doctor to make sure before taking it. ...Read more

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Can I take sudafed and penicillin together?

Should be safe: Those two medications don't tend to interact. As long as you don't have a sensitivity or allergy to either medication. ...Read more

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Could you take buscopan and sudafed together?

Buscopan: There is no contra-indication for use of these two medications. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take other medications with sudafed?

Some are ok.: You can use a drug interaction checker or ask your pharmacist about mixing particular medications with sudafed. ...Read more

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Can you take Theraflu and Sudafed at the same time?

Probably ok: Unless you have uncontrolled hypertension or high anxiety since Theraflu also contains a decongestant although a mild one. Both decongestants can raise BP and cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Can I take my methadone with Loperamide for my diarrhea?

Can I take my methadone with Loperamide for my diarrhea?

Yes: The loperamide is not absorbed. It works only in the gut. Therefore it won't have additive opiod effect elsewhere. ...Read more

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If you take methadone for a long time does it effect the bones.?

If you take methadone for a long time does it effect the bones.?

It can.: There is some evidence to suggest that especially for men, long term Methadone can decrease bone density (which could put you at risk for fractures). The mechanism probably involves lowered testosterone levels in people taking methadone. So in addition to the yearly ekg for people on methadone, i'd also discuss calcium and vitamin d supplementation with your doc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed 12 hour in the morning and NyQuil at night?

Can you take sudafed 12 hour in the morning and NyQuil at night?

Yes: Provided you do not have hypertension or other contraindications to decongestants. Just limit use of both medications and take as directed. ...Read more

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I'm coming off 15 ml of methadone how much subutex should I take?

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I'm coming off 15 ml of methadone how much subutex should I take?

Methadone & Subutex: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for subutex induction. Mixing Methadone and subutex would cause withdrawal.
The dosage for subutex will be determined by your doctor during the induction.
Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...Read more

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I'm on methadone, 110mg. Can I take Hydroxycut or Garcinia while on it? Is it safe?

Very high dose: According to the literature the daily dose of Methadone you are on exposes you to significant risks. Sudden cardiac death, respiratory depression and fatal drug interaction have all been reported. I would strongly consider seeing an Addiction medicine or Pain Specialist to wean you off the Methadone and consider other therapies. ...Read more

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I'm on day 5 without methadone. I stopped cold turkey. Is it safe to take suboxen now?

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Please see a doctor: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for Suboxone induction. The dose for Suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please do not start it on your own. Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...Read more

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Can I take methadone and percocet for pain, is this an okay combination for pain relief?

Can I take methadone and percocet for pain, is this an okay combination for pain relief?

Addiction: Taking two opiates at the same time can be found under some extreme pain management plan. But, if this is something you are asking on your own without a pain specialist recommending it, then this could be a sign of drug tolerance and addiction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC or its generic version while on 140mg of methadone per day?

Is it safe to take Pepcid (famotidine) AC or its generic version while on 140mg of methadone per day?

Yes: Pepcid is a common medication used for stomach acid symptoms. Zantac (ranitidine) and tagamet are similar, and all of them are now available over-the-counter and are known as "h-2 blockers". You can use it for treatment of indigestion and is ok to use with methadone, but if your stomach continues to bother you be sure to see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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My husband recently stopped taking methadone. How long will it take for his sperm count to go back up?

Too little research: There's too little research about this to be able to answer your question with any degree of confidence. ...Read more

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I take clonazepam and I am prescribed methadone. How do I get a script for the clonazepam? I've been taking 2mg a day for 8yrs.

I take clonazepam and I am prescribed methadone. How do I get a script for the clonazepam? I've been taking 2mg a day for 8yrs.

From one's doctor: Clonazepam is a controlled substance (the important thing is the reasons why it is a controlled substance). A prescription can be obtained by seeing a doctor at the doctor's office. Hopefully, this is how a person has been getting the controlled substance over the past 8 years. The patient and doctor should have an ongoing care relationship. ...Read more

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I took Sudafed congestion (not the PE brand) 10 hours ago. Will I be safe to go out for drinks as long as I don't take anymore?

Yes: Sudafed does not cause sedation and theoretically may even counteract some of the sedating effect from alcohol. Do realize that female cannot tolerate the same amount of alcohol as male. ...Read more

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I take methadone on a daily basis an had a drug test that came up positive for opiate an negative for methadone can this be true???

Yes: Lab errors happen. If u have take home bottles, get retested so your take home bottles aren't taken away. Currently it appears that you are not taking methadone. Lab errors do happen, though. ...Read more

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My dose when I stopped cold turkey was 120mg methadone. It's day 5 without it and im feeling mild withdrawals. Can I take suboxen now?

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Please see a doctor: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for Suboxone induction. The dose for Suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please do not start it on your own. Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...Read more

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My doctor changed my meds from 10 mg methadone to 10mg hydrocdone. I took a methadone about 6 hrs ago can I now take the hydcodone now.

My doctor changed my meds from 10 mg methadone to 10mg hydrocdone. I took a methadone about 6 hrs ago can I now take the hydcodone now.

You can, but: Someone needs to be around you to monitor the vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure. You may experience breathing problems, sleepiness and/or loss of alertness. You need to wait 12 hours to be safe. Rec.: follow exactly instructions given to you by your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I am on 110mg of methadone daily. Therfore I take stool softners 1 twice daily. How long can I use them without stopping. 2wks a month? .

I am on 110mg of methadone daily. Therfore I take stool softners 1 twice daily. How long can I use them without stopping. 2wks a month? .

Constipation on meds: I don't fully understand your question. I would believe that as long as you are on narcotics you will need a stool softener. Keeping your bowels moving regularly is paramount. ...Read more

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I had a urine test and tested positive for methadone and I do not take methadone. Is there any medications that can cause a false positive?

Yes, a large nunber: Reports of false-positive uds results potential for false-positive uds results was identified for the following medication classes: antihistamines, antidepressants, antibiotics, analgesics, antipsychotics. Reports of false-. -positive uds results was identified for the following medication classes reports of false-positive uds results were found for 25 (21.5%) of 116 formulary medications. Th. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take Sudafed and Sudafed PE together? Staggering the doses wouldn't feel as awful in the last bit of time before another 12-hour pill.

Is it OK to take Sudafed and Sudafed PE together? Staggering the doses wouldn't feel as awful in the last bit of time before another 12-hour pill.

NO: I would not mix these two forms of the same medicine since you cannot rely on the extended form being absorbed correctly and OVERDOSE of Sudafed is VERY dangerous (heart...blood pressure)
My opinion only!
Hope this helps!
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