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Does Methadone Cause Constipation
I have pain when tightening sphincter, urinating hurts sphincter and urine comes out in spurts, no visible hemorrhoids, on methadone, had constipation?
UTI? Stricture?: This could all be a nonspecific effect of methadone, or perhaps other drugs for which you are being treated with methadone. But the urinary symptoms also could be a urethral stricture, urinary tract infection (UTI), or both. Possibly STD (gonorrhea, chlamydia) but less likely. These are serious problems so don't take chances; discuss with your doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would my family doctor be reluctant to prescribe me relistor (methylnaltrexone) for constipation from methadone maintenance? I've been clean for 4 years.
Constipation : Hi, no reason i can think of except that he is an individual and it is certainly true docs come in all colors and prejudices. ...Read more
Can they use Narcan (naloxone) to re-set methadone tolerance. I ake 35mg total a day and sick of it! constipaion and other drug interactions
Will methodone interfere with high blood pressure and does it have anything to do with constipation also tiredness sometimes i get really tired afte?
Variable half life: methadone has a variable half life from person to person and in and individual. A patient may ave different metabolic rates from time to time due to other medications or a nebulous metabolic change. This can make methadone dangerous as the level may increase with out increasing the dose and possibly be high enough to cause an overdose. ...Read more
Possibly: Although long-acting/potent opiates like Methadone typically cause sedation, it is possible to cause insomnia. If you take it during the day you could have some withdrawal rxn causing insomnia. Opiates can disturb the sleep cycle. You could have inadequate dosing causing breakthrough pain at night. Or you could have a paradoxical reaction to Methadone (not common but possible). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Chronic use of any opioid medication affects the endocrine system. This leads to depression and sex hormone decreases. Irrespective of any other causes, chronic opioids are enough to shut testosterone production down. This leads to decreased libido as well as ability to perform. The best treatment is an opioid holiday. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
58 yr old Methadone pt; enlarged aorta; self reports taking too many "Goody" powders. Could that cause this problem?
It could: these are basically the same as excedrin and contain aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. Too much Aspirin can cause severe stomach upset, heartburn and even bleeding in the stomach, and also potentially increases bleeding time if you have other injuries. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can severely damage the liver, and too much caffeine causes anxiety, insomnia and even heart arrhythmias.Take per package insert only ...Read more
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