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How Does Methadone Maintenance Work For Treatment Of Narcotic Dependence
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Methadone best alt. To narcotic painkiller to ask md for from pain due to pegasys/ribavirin treatment?
No: Ribavirin and pegylated interferon cause many many nasty symptoms, but pain is not a prominent one of them, and there is no need for opioids. I have treated over 1000 people who were getting this treatment, and i myself went through this treatment 7 years ago (and it was a success). No narcotics should be needed or used. If you are having severe pain, something else is causing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello dr. Andrew I have a quick question I am 24 and on methadone maintenance my dose is 70mg for 2 months when I work all day I feel as if I sweat out a lot of my methadone and was wondering if when I'm ready to go to sleep can I take .25 mg of Xanax? It
Methadone, Xanax (alprazolam): I understand your need to have good sleep. Your Health is Precious! Using Xanax (alprazolam) with Methadone may increase dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. Be the Captain of your pain, not victim. Feel good about your achievements. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy to cope with pain, anxiety and depression; Relaxation ...Read more
I've been on methadone& then Suboxone for withdrawal for about 1 year. If i need surgery, after quitting all med, will any narcotics ever work again?
Yes.: Hi conni, yes narcotics will work just fine. You may need a little more than a regular person, but if you've been off of them for a while, it will be the same as for the opiod naive person. Make sure you use IV opiods sparingly in the hospital and go to oral meds as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi there dr. Danny I am 24 and on methadone maintenance my current dose is 70mg I was wondering if I could take .25 mg of Xanax at least 12 hours later 2 sleep is it safe? not every day jus when I'm not able to sleep I haven't taken a Xanax in years
Good question.: But directed to the wrong people. Your question should be directed to your MM prescriber, who can evaluate the risks of adding alprazolam, with respect to respiratory depression and addiction; and he should be on top of which medicines you are taking in addition to methodone. ...Read more
Currently on methadone maintenance. Had mixed answers from dr's about taking blood pressure meds for my high blood pressure. What is your opinion?
I have lost nearly all my body hair & most on head due to low t while taking methadone long term. Will the hair grow back with t treatment ?
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