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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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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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Methadone side effects?

Similar to others: Methadone side effects are a matter of research for numerous scientists. If the dosage of the medicine is correct, then there are no risks of kidney, heart, liver, lungs or any type of failure. A number of common Methadone side effects include constipation, skin rash, water retention, dizziness, weakness, extreme sweating and flushing and in some circumstances erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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

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Does methadone effect your liver?

Does methadone effect your liver?

Methadone: Methadone requires liver enzymes to be metabolized and then ultimately eliminated. So one could argue that it may affect the liver. ...Read more

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Does arithromycin affect methadone?

Yes, dangerously: The combination of Erythromycin and Methadone can increase Methadone levels, risk of fatal overdose, risk of heart rhythm problems and possible death from acute heart problems. The combination may cause qt prolongation, something that can lead to a potentially fatal heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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What amount methadone would kill me?

Methadone: This really depends on how you want to die. Some patients get a dose independent cardiac issue that may result in death. Other overdose. Yet others take Methadone and other sedatives like VAlium and this causes respiratory issues and death. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause sexual problems?

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 more

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How long will one methadone dose last?

How long will one methadone dose last?

varies: Methadone can test + on a drug screen for 2-3 days after use. The onset of Methadone is .5-1 hour after administration. Duration is 4-6 hrs and 22-48hrs for repeated administration. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive while on methadone?

Yes: As long as you are on a stable dose and not sedated. However, if you get in an accident they will still try to blame you. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more