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Medicine For Methadone Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Methadose allergy: Methadone (Brand names: Dolophine, Methadose, Diskets, Methadone HCl Intensol, Diskets Dispersible & Dolophine HCl) is an opioid medication. It is used for detoxification & maintenance therapy for opioid addiction. It can also be used for pain relief. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more
What OTC allergy medications are safe to use while taking methadone daily for pain mgmt treatment? 140 MGS per day. Thank you.
2nd generation: Antihistamines are best, because they do not increase sedation, and don't have major interactions or effects on sedation. They are all pretty much OTC these days as well. The best, in my experience, is Loratadine (Claritin). Unless you have severe congestion, I would avoid the Claritin-D or pseudephedrine (Sudafed), since it likely will give a false positive amphetamine test on urinalysis. ...Read more
Hi I'm currently taking 150 mgs of methadone daily. Is it ok to take loratadine also my dr gave it to me for my allergies and sinus infection?
No problem: There is no problem with these two drugs together. ...Read more
Varies: Urine tests may be positive for several days or even longer (weeks) if metabolites are tested for also. The best policy is to have a doctor's note specifying that you are taking it or took it under medical supervision. Otherwise you can not know for sure how long you will test positive. ...Read more
No: An "opiate, " by definition, is chemically derived from the opium plant, like morphine and codeine. Methadone is a synthetic chemically unrelated to opiates, but acts at the same receptors - hence, it is called an "opioid." - latin for "like an opiate." Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) fentanyl, Darvon and other opioids are also synthetic drugs. Oxycodone, hydromorphone and others are semi-synthetic opiates. ...Read more
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If I took 30mg of methadone 12 days ago when should it be out of my system to pass a drug toxicology screen? I'm 5.7 160lbs
I was given methadone almost 2 weeks ago and it was basically a one time thing and I just took a drug test at my pain management will it show up?
Maybe: More likely to pick up the metabolite eddp. Why would you be concerned? If you are under the care of a pain management physician I would expect that they rxd the methadone. If it was not rxd for you then you using or trying the Methadone would be a warning sign for possible abuse and you should seek help. ...Read more
I been on methadone maint. Fr 17 yrs. I went from120 mg to 60 mg over few months. Now drug screen shows neg methadone and low metabolite. I take daily?
It happens: The presence of metabolite in urine is considered more reliable than methadone itself especially at lower doses. While the vast majority of patients will still have methadone detectable in urine after 24HRS, the situation you describe can happen. You can help improve reliability of urine results by avoiding coffee or excess water consumption before testing so that the sample is not dilute. ...Read more
I am in a methadone maintenance drug treatment program for the last couple years now with help for drug treatment. About 45 hours after my daily dose?
What are you?: What is your question? Please be specific. ...Read more
Too long a list: But it is not that they aren't compatible with methadone, but rather that they may interfere with its metabolism, either increasing or decreasing methadone levels, thus either increasing potential toxicity and side effects, or decreasing effectiveness and causing withdrawal. Increased methadone levels may also increase chance of heart arrhythmia. Any sedating drug adds to methadone SE's, esp benzo ...Read more
What medications?: At 50 years old and 135 mg you can run into problems, regardless. Be careful and plan a safe taper. ...Read more
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Let's clarify this: Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction. They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy". ...Read more
Addiction: This is a complex problem that needs to be discussed with your doctors and rehab specialists. ...Read more
I just took half of methadone and I have a drug screen on the 17th am I going to be clean by then?
How long will it take for one 10mg methadone in pill form to leave my system for drug testing and screens?
What medications show up as methadone in your system I haven't taken it why did it show up in my drug screen?
Several possiblities: Three commonly used medications can cause false positive methadone tests on the screening test - two antihistamines commonly used - diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) and doxylamine (Unisom®). Also, Seroquel® (quetiapine), a commonly used antipsychotic and anti-anxiety medication can do this. However, confirmatory tests should show that it is a FALSE positive. ...Read more
Do I have to take 2 urine tests one is a methadone and the other a drug panel if the dr didn't discuss them to me?
I'm on the methadone program but I took 2 5mg percocets on tue morning and had a drug test on thur afternoon, will I test positive for the percocets? B
Depends on the test: Most blood tests are only positive for 24 hours, but urine tests can be positive for 3-4 days. Hair tests can test for drug use within the last 90 days or even longer depending on the length of your hair. I would imagine that those running the Methadone program would use both urine and blood tests to evaluate. ...Read more