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What are side effects of methadone and oxycodone?

What are side effects of methadone and oxycodone?

Narcotic side effect: The most frequently observed side effect include lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, and sweating. There are also less frequent side effects like gitation, confusion, dysphoria, euphoria, insomnia, hallucinations, seizures, arrhythmias, bradycardia, cardiomyopathy, ECG abnormalities, flushing, heart failure, itchiness, rash, abdominal pain, anorexia, constipation ..... ...Read more

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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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Can I use oxycodone to help the withdrawal from 17yrs of methadone use daily, my Goal is to be off methadone, I have tried suboxone but relapsed. Ty?

Can I use oxycodone to help the withdrawal from 17yrs of methadone use daily,  my Goal is to be off methadone, I have tried suboxone but relapsed. 
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Bad idea: Hard to get good help though if you have been getting it on the street. I suggest you keep at the suboxone. It is your best bet outside of a methadone clinic or seeing a specialist in addiction medicine. ...Read more

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If a person on methadone for chronic pain is also prescribed PRN oxycodone, how long should they wait after taking the methadone to take the oxy?

Breakthru : methadone is a powerful analgesic with a long half life. Oxycodone is a short acting powerful pain medicine to be taken in your case only during a breakthru pain crisis and certainly not by the clock. Both medicines can cause side effects and even death. I prescribe this regimen for intractable chronic pain only and monitor for its helpfulness and safety ...Read more

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Is methadone better than oxycodone for chronic pain relief?

Is methadone better than oxycodone for chronic pain relief?

Perhaps: Methadone is some times hard to get just right. There is less tolerance effect. There is probably better relief of nerve type pain as well with methadone. ...Read more

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I am on 135 mg. of methadone. I take 1 mg. of klonopin, & occasionally 10 mg. of oxycodone for herniated discs. Is this dangerous to take?

Yes: Methadone is a difficult drug to manage. In order to get off it has to be with a physicians help. You should not be on any of those meds. Herniated discs are common but do not require opiates(oxycodone) or a sedative such as klonopin. A neuro surgeon can help you. ...Read more

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I have been changed from Oxycodone 180mg to Methadone 50mg for Chronic Pain (neuropathic) IS Methadone being Prescribed More for Pain these days? WHY?

I have been changed from Oxycodone 180mg to Methadone 50mg for Chronic Pain (neuropathic) IS Methadone being Prescribed More for Pain these days? WHY?

Less psychological: methadone is an inexpensive pain medication but is very effective and hits NMDA receptors and helps more with bone pain and neuropathic pain It does not have the psychological high so it is not psychologically dependent like other opioid It is longer acting so you need to be very careful taking it and taking more than prescribed It is definitely the best long term chronic pain medication ...Read more

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Which is a better pain killer for chronic pain: oxycodone or methadone?

Neither: Long term use of narcotics carries considerable risk. Of the two, methadone carries the greater risk. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a doctor to prescribe oxycodone along with methadone?

It would be for me: But-I'm sure there are situations and justifications for that sort of combination when dealing with pain management situations of special gravity or in patients who may have terminal cancer illnesses who are in completely unremitting and relentless pain. But in general, I would think that either 1 or the other in high enough dose or frequency of dosing should be sufficient for most types of pain. ...Read more

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Which is stronger: hydromorphone HCl 8mg or oxycodone HCl 30mg or methadone 10mg?

Which is stronger: hydromorphone HCl 8mg or oxycodone HCl 30mg or methadone 10mg?

Opiods for pain: Hydromorphone 8 mg is roughly equivalent to Oxycodone 30 mg. I assume you are asking re oral medications. Both of these are effective for moderate to severe pain. In the US, Methadone is restricted to programs for treating opiod addiction, and is generally not used for pain relief. ...Read more

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Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read more

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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Oxycodone (Definition)

Schedule ii controlled medication. Opioid (semi-synthetic) used ...Read more


Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
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Roxicodone (Definition)

Roxicodone is a drug that increases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more