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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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I took 20mg of methadone instead of 10 for pain, will I be okay?

Odds are: You'll likely be gone as overall this isn't a particularly high dose. You may notice some sedation, nausea, itching or constipation. But the bigger issue is changing how you take a medication, particularly opioids, without reviewing this with your doctor. It's incredibly important to discuss medication changes with your doc. Not doing so could lead to your doc no longer prescribing for you. ...Read more

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Zomorph mr mgs equivalent of 20mls of methadone ?

Opiates: That is for your physician treating you to decide. One should never be taking opiates without the express care of a physician. ...Read more

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What is the zomorph mr equivalent to 20 mls of methadone ?

Please tell us: How many mg are in the 20 cc or mls of Methadone and then i can tell you what the conversion is. Please resubmit the question. Thanks. Methadone in the states comes in different strengths per cc. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

Both work: Methadone is only available at special clinics, and is generally less expensive. Suboxone is available from authorized physicians; you may find one at the Buprenorphine web site. ...Read more

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Is methadone an opiate blocker ?

Is methadone an opiate blocker ?

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 prevent withdrawal symptoms while they abstain from other narcotics. ...Read more

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How can I wean myself off Methadone?

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. ...Read more

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How can a female orgasm on methadone?

No different: Just like off methadone. May inhibit orgasm or take longer. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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