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I have just been changed from Oxycodone 180mg QD to Methadone 50mg QD (for pain) I also take Klonopin, Soma, Ambien, (zolpidem) Lexapro & Tofranill, is this Dang?

I have just been changed from Oxycodone 180mg QD to Methadone 50mg QD (for pain) I also take Klonopin, Soma, Ambien, (zolpidem) Lexapro & Tofranill, is this Dang?

Always be careful: methadone is a very effective pain medication with great pain control with less psychological overtunes You are on a lot of medication and some overlap like ambien (zolpidem) and klonopin, Soma and methadone and Lexapro and tofranil Also tofranil mixes with the methadone Make sure you are being followed closely ...Read more

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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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Dr prescription me 5mg methadone 3x a day for pain. I also take ambiencr 12.5. Dr didn't mention anything but I read it could make me stop breathing. This true?

Dr prescription me 5mg methadone 3x a day for pain. I also take ambiencr 12.5. Dr didn't mention anything but I read it could make me stop breathing. This true?

Yes: Methadone and Ambien (zolpidem) are 2 medications that when taken in high doses may affect your respiratory rate. An overdose of either of these medications can cause you to stop breathing. Generally, if you are tolerating Methadone without any adverse affects, then combining it with Ambien (zolpidem) should not be a problem. You may also try a dose of Ambien (zolpidem) that is smaller, usually 6.25 mg is sufficient. ...Read more

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Im taking a 10mg methadone for the 1st time at 8am and will be taking a 12.5mg ambiencr at 11pm. Will this be ok? I wont stop breathing in the middle of the night right?

Be very careful: These are federally controlled drugs for good reason. They are dangerous. Accidental overdose with drugs like these kills more than car crashes. The risk rises greatly when such drugs are combined. Your prescribing doctor should discuss these risks with you before you begin using them. Individual reactions to these drugs vary widely. Use them with great caution and close contact with your doctor. ...Read more

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I took 20mg of methadone instead of 10 for pain, will I be okay?

Odds are: You'll likely be gone as overall this isn't a particularly high dose. You may notice some sedation, nausea, itching or constipation. But the bigger issue is changing how you take a medication, particularly opioids, without reviewing this with your doctor. It's incredibly important to discuss medication changes with your doc. Not doing so could lead to your doc no longer prescribing for you. ...Read more

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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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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Does methadone effect your liver?

Does methadone effect your liver?

Methadone: Methadone requires liver enzymes to be metabolized and then ultimately eliminated. So one could argue that it may affect the liver. ...Read more

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Does arithromycin affect methadone?

Yes, dangerously: The combination of Erythromycin and Methadone can increase Methadone levels, risk of fatal overdose, risk of heart rhythm problems and possible death from acute heart problems. The combination may cause qt prolongation, something that can lead to a potentially fatal heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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What amount methadone would kill me?

Methadone: This really depends on how you want to die. Some patients get a dose independent cardiac issue that may result in death. Other overdose. Yet others take Methadone and other sedatives like VAlium and this causes respiratory issues and death. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more