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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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So if you take methadone for the past two years can you or can't you have kids?

Yes: Yes you can but you need to get off the methadone first or your baby will almost certainly be affected. ...Read more

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How did i test positive for methadone on a instant test and i haven't used any drugs or meds?

Methadone: The quick test (dip stick) is good to get a quick idea. However, its not very specific and false positive results are not uncommon. In an instance like this the specimen must be sent to the lab for confirmation. ...Read more

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Im coming off of methadone can I take soboxone to feel better? I've been away from where i live and haven't taken my methadone for 2 days

Methadone & Suboxone: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for suboxone induction. Mixing Methadone and suboxone would cause withdrawal. The dosage for suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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If i took methadone a couple of days ago, would it be more dangerous then it usually would to take mdma, beacouse of the methadone that still haven't left the body, or what's the deal here?

They don't interact: Both drugs are clearly harmful for different reasons. Methadone is an opiate which can suppress respiration, or lead to overdose. Mdma can have damaging effects on the brain with even a single use. ...Read more

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Can shoot up methadone?

No.: You should not do this. Extremely unsafe as the absorption and action of Methadone is quite unlike other medications and may rapidly lead to unintentional overdose. I am not advocating the use of any IV drugs but this is particularly bad.... ...Read more

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What is methadone used for?

Chronic narco use: It is a long acting pain control medication that is used to detoxify narcotic addicts form the narcotic addiction ...Read more

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Why does methadone make me itch?

Why does methadone make me itch?

That: Whole class of meds has itching as a side effect ...Read more

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How can I get off methadone quick?

See addiction doc: If you have been taking Methadone for a while, slow taper will allow for the most comfortable withdrawal. More rapid taper will lead to withdrawal symptoms which can be uncomfortable, but not life threatening. These symptoms can be treated symptomaticly by an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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#why does methadone make u gain weight?

It should not: Opinates/narcotics in general don't have weight-gain as a side effect. They actually can suppress appetite a bit and people may lose wt while on these meds. For some, taking Methadone may allow the person to return to normal functioning (ie the person was doing drugs) which may including working, socializing/eating more and thus wt gain. Consult doc as u may have thyroid problem now. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can a person stay on methadone?

A very long time: Methadone has several uses. It is a dangerous medication if not used correctly & under strict guidance of a physician who is trained in it's us. It can be used for chronic pain & for drug rehabilitation. If all the correct precautions are used & one is followed closely & is careful with co-administration of other medications, it can be used for many years without harm. See pcp/pain mgmt doc. ...Read more

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What can methadone do to your personality?

Methadone personality: Nervous system side effects have included agitation, confusion, disorientation, dysphoria, euphoria, seizures, sleepiness or insomnia, and dizziness.One study has suggested that detoxification from Methadone maintenance therapy may result in the development of an organic mood syndrome. Psychological dependents has occurred and one case of Methadone induced obsessive-compulsive disorder has been reported. Source: www.Drugs.Com. ...Read more

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How much methadone is too much for dosage?

Any dose that causes: The patient to nod off, act drunk, or stop breathing is too high. When i worked in a Methadone clinic in 1980 in chicago, the average dose was about 45 mg. With the increase in heroin potency, I am seeing patients who have been or are on 200-300 mg a day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to cut or crush methadone pill?

Not normally: It is never advisable to crush Methadone unless advised by your physician prescribing it. Methadone tablets include Methadone but might also include magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose. All these are proportioned for long acting delivery. If you disrupt the pill you can overdose and die. Please don't risk your life over a pill. ...Read more