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Is it possible darvocet to enhance the "high" of methadone?

Is it possible darvocet to enhance the "high" of methadone?

Not going to answer: It is not the job of a physician to help people hurt themselves, or at least not suggest that they be helping themselves instead. Methadone is not meant to cause a "high." It is meant to treat pain and otherwise leave people feeling normal. If you want to get high on it, you are abusing it. Any physician, no less an addiction medicine doctor, would be unethical to give you advice. Get help. ...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


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I'm on 45mg of methadone a day. I suffer from Chron's disease had surgery 20 years ago. The methadone work wonders for my loose bowels and pain. Dose anything enhance the length or strength of methadone like grapefruit.

Methadone: Methadone has one of the longest half lives of any anesthetic drug. .. But if you're not seeing an adequate effect any longer, talk to your doctor about adjusting the dose. Things like grapefruit juice can wreak havoc and be incredibly dangerous in this context (not to mention cause a lot of unwanted side effects). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have been on methadone for about a year and have not taken it in 2 days. If I take a 5 mg perk will I be able to feel it's effects?

No methadone x 2 ds: Whether or not you'll be able to feel effects of 5mg Percocet depends on whether you were tapered from methadone, or just stopped, your prior dose, whether or not you are currently withdrawing, & ur metabolism, amongst other things. In all likelihood, effects will be minimal. More importantly, it sounds like the best thing you could do is get back on methadone & avoid relapse. Call ur doc! ...Read more

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Methadone side effects?

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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Are there any side effects from methadone?

Are there any side effects from methadone?

Yes: All opioids cause nausea, itching, sedation, confusion, constipation, hormone depletion, depression, loss of libido, also possibly hyperalgesia (paradoxical increase in pain). Methadone is unique in changing heart rhythms at higher doses that can cause sudden cardiac dearh. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with methadone?

Methadone: Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, sometimes confusion & slow heart rate & dry mouth & sweating & shortness of breath & cramps, rarely rash & hallucination & arrhythmias & seizures. ...Read more

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What are the long term segative side effects of methadone?

What are the long term segative side effects of methadone?

Many: I personally do not use Methadone as I feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. There are drugs such as Suboxone (buprenorphine) for the problem of dependence which are much safer and more effective in my opinion. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone for a year no more than 55mgs, how do I get off it without side effects?

I've been on methadone for a year no more than 55mgs, how do I get off it without side effects?

Slow taper: Slow taper. Comservatively, decrease by 1 mg per day. Once you get withdrawal effects (restless, anxiety, goosebumps, tearing, runny nose, diarrhea) that are not controlled by other meds or behavior modifications slowmthe taper down. Maybe 1 mg every 3-7 days.


Your md could add a Clonidine patch, zofran, (ondansetron) advil, Imodium to help with symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking Suboxone or methadone?

What are the effects of smoking Suboxone or methadone?

Don't: Neither substance should have a high effect when smoked/burned. On the other hand, the things that go to make a pill aren't meant to be inhaled and are liable to cause irritation to mouth, throat and lungs. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of methadone tapering?

Opiate withdrawal: Methadone is a long acting opiate and even when tapered slowly, you can expect some discomfort. Anxiety, insomnia, low mood, feeling cold, loose stools are common.
Symptoms of withdrawal are more difficult the lower the dose, and can last weeks ...Read more

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What are the side effects of methadone for rehab?

Many: I personally do not use Methadone as I feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. There are drugs such as Suboxone (buprenorphine) for the problem of dependence which are much safer and more effective in my opinion. ...Read more

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What are the sexual side effects of methadone use?

What are the sexual side effects of methadone use?

Impairment: Methadone, like any narcotic, can cause depression of many psychological and physical responses, including sexual responsiveness. It can therefore cause decreased libido (sex drive), impaired arousal (erectile dysfunction or impaired female arousal) and inhibited orgasm. If you have to use a narcotic medication for a prolonged period and it is affecting your sex life, talk to your dr about options. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of methadone? What about suboxone?

Some good ones: Methadone can lead to sudden cardiac death at high doses, half life is not as predictable, can have many drug-drug interactions. Suboxone is considered safer. If doing a risk-to-benefit analysis & the choices are staying on illicits or suboxone, the latter wins. Side effects are outweighed by its benefits in many individuals. The 10 year experience in usa limits the answer to 10 years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the effects of using methadone and loratabs while pregnant?

Can you tell me the effects of using methadone and loratabs while pregnant?

Infant Withdrawal: You may be ok as long as you are being supervised by your ob/gyn doctor, however your baby will be dependent on these medications and may go through withdrawal after delivery. You may need to have your baby in the nicu after delivery to make sure they keep them healthy through the withdrawal process. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time do the anxiolytic effects of methadone last?

Can you tell me how much time do the anxiolytic effects of methadone last?

Methadone is not an: Anxiolytic medication. It does have some nonspecific sedating properties which may be what you are feeling, but it should never be used as an anxiolytic medication because of this high potential for addiction. ...Read more

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Methadone vs oxycontin, which has worse usual side effects, which is more dangerous and why?

Similar: They are similar in terms of side effects. I think Methadone is more dangerous because there is less "euphoria" when it is taken. One does not "feel" in terms of feeling sleepy or dopey. If taken again (and again) it can be lethal before one ever "feels" it. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone for 2 yrs never over 95mg and now at 27mgs, if I stop cold turkey will I have side effects?

I've been on methadone for 2 yrs never over 95mg and now at 27mgs, if I stop cold turkey will I have side effects?

Likely: First of all, congrats on the huge decrease in methadone! I would recommend not stopping cold turkey. Taper as fast as tolerated, perhaps 1 mg per day. If you have cravings, anxiety, rapid heart rate, sweating, salivating, tearing, nausea, diarrhea then slowmdown a bit, maybe every 2 days. If working with an md there are meds to help control symptoms (clonidine, zofran, (ondansetron) baclofen, advil, ambien). ...Read more

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Any side effects of methadose (methadone)?

Any side effects of methadose (methadone)?

See below: Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
shallow breathing;
•hallucinations or confusion;
chest pain, dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeat; or
•trouble breathing, feeling light-headed, or fainting.

Less serious side effects of Methadone may include:
•feeling anxious, nervous, or restless;
sleep problems (insomnia)
•feeling weak or drowsy;. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of methadone on newborn?

What are the side effects of methadone on newborn?

Methadone/Newborn: Most common are smaller-than-normal head size, low birth weight & withdrawal symptoms. They develop nas (neonatal abstinence syndrome) with symptoms such as dehydration, fever, diarrhea, excess crying or sucking, eating problems, sleep problems, stuffy nose, shaking, seizures. ...Read more

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