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What is the definition or description of: Methadone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Methadone allergy?

Methadone: Methadone (Methadose, Diskets, and Dolophine) is used to treat narcotic addiction & is also sometimes used for pain. Allergic symptoms can include swelling of tongue, throat, lips or face, difficulty breathing and hives. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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What is the definition or description of: Methadose (methadone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Methadose (methadone) allergy?

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

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What OTC allergy medications are safe to use while taking methadone daily for pain mgmt treatment? 140 MGS per day. Thank you.

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

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How long will I test positive on a drug screen for methadone?

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

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Can you tell me if methadone comes up as an opiate on drug screens?

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

Should be out: Most likely should be out if you have normal metabolism no kidney or liver disease your urine should be negative. ...Read more

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I take methadone on a daily basis an had a drug test that came up positive for opiate an negative for methadone can this be true???

Yes: Lab errors happen. If u have take home bottles, get retested so your take home bottles aren't taken away. Currently it appears that you are not taking methadone. Lab errors do happen, though. ...Read more

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I took 10 mg of methadone 3 days ago for migraine. Have a drug test tomorrow. Female, 5'4", 170 lbs, 42 yrs. Plz tell me I will pass.

Most likely: The half-life of methadone is up to 65 hours. Just keep in mind is that methadone should only be chosen for treatment of chronic migraine after a trial of other safer medications. ...Read more

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I HAVE CHRONIC PANCREATITIS AND MY GI HAS ME ON 80 MG METHADONE EVERY AM SINCE 2003. NOW NOTHING WORLD. IF I GET OFF WILL OTHER MEDICINE WORK?

Seems wrong: If the purpose of the Methadone is to treat pain, than dosing once a day is not optimal. Pain will return 8-12 hrs later if not sooner. Many docs will divide the dosage by three daily dosages ...Read more

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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

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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

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I have been prescribed methadone tabs 10mg for pain management. I suffer from debilitating Crohn's disease. Is this the best medicine I could be takin?

Responses: The methadone is employed to manage your chronic pain, but there are other medications and approaches to manage underlying Crohn's, and might be worthwhile to get a second opinion from a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What medications or drugs are not compatible with methadone?

There are hundreds: Of drugs that have drug-drug interactions with methadone. Moderate difficulty mat occur with any other opioid and or any benzodiazepine like Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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What medications or drugs are not compatible with methadone?

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

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With all the medicines I take; is it okay to be taking the methadone 135 mg. I i?

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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Aside from methadone, what are the other drugs used to treat addiction?

Aside from methadone, what are the other drugs used to treat addiction?

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

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I've been on methadone for 7 years- 3 with no other illicit drugs- when should I move on?

Addiction: This is a complex problem that needs to be discussed with your doctors and rehab specialists. ...Read more

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I just took half of methadone and I have a drug screen on the 17th am I going to be clean by then?

I just took half of methadone and I have a drug screen on the 17th am I going to be clean by then?

Probably: Clearance of substances from your body can be affected by a number of things: dose, metabolism, hydration, body type, chronicity of use, etc. On average, Methadone clears the body in 3-5 days (or 1-7 days) depending on the type of test and the study providing the information. ...Read more

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How long will it take for one 10mg methadone in pill form to leave my system for drug testing and screens?

Methadone: Methadone is one of those drugs where it's almost impossible to say when it will be completely washed out of your system - essentially because it has a ton of metabolites and a huge half life window. Could be as little as 2 days or 2 weeks. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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

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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?

Drug Testing: Pain: Pain management allows a physician to demand regular screening for drugs, especially those they are prescribing. If you do not do the drug screening the physician has a right to stop prescribing the medications you are on. ...Read more

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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

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

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Will methadone or methadose show up on a standard urine drug test?

Most likely.: It is very likely than any use of Methadone will be reflected by a positive opioid test on any drug screen. Depending on the sophistication of the test, it may be also be identifiable specifically as methadone. ...Read more

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How did I fail my drug test for methadone n benzos even when I haven't taken them?

Long half life: Certain benzo such as Klonopin (clonazepam) and valium have longer half life and stay in your body longer which is why they are detected a few days later, Methadone has the same property. ...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


Methadone Allergy (Definition)

Methadone (Methadose, Diskets, and Dolophine) is used to treat narcotic addiction & is also sometimes used for pain. Allergic symptoms can include swelling of tongue, throat, lips or face, ...Read more