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I'm on amitriptyline, pregabalin and methadone. I have severe mood swings, which is the cause if any?

I'm on amitriptyline, pregabalin and methadone. I have severe mood swings, which is the cause if any?

They all can: Amitriptyline and Pregabalin are medications that come from classes of medications that can be used to treat depression and mood disorders as well as pain. I would put more emphasis on these rather than the methadone. All in combination can be your issue. ...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


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How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

How long should I wait after stopping sam-e before I take Elavil (amitriptyline)?

I've asked a lot: of MD's this question. Some start you off on the new med right after stopping the old one. Some wait as much as two weeks. You are mixing an herb with a Tricyclic, so I'd play it safe and wait awhile. As a psychiatrist who knows about herbs. Most don't. ...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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Zomorph mr mgs equivalent of 20mls of methadone ?

Opiates: That is for your physician treating you to decide. One should never be taking opiates without the express care of a physician. ...Read more

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What is the zomorph mr equivalent to 20 mls of methadone ?

Please tell us: How many mg are in the 20 cc or mls of Methadone and then i can tell you what the conversion is. Please resubmit the question. Thanks. Methadone in the states comes in different strengths per cc. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

Both work: Methadone is only available at special clinics, and is generally less expensive. Suboxone is available from authorized physicians; you may find one at the Buprenorphine web site. ...Read more

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Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

Is 100mg of amitriptyline at bedtime too much?

No: Maintenance dose: is 150 to 300 mg per day orally in single or divided doses. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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Elavil (Definition)

Elavil is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Endep (Definition)

Endep is a tertiary amine tricyclic which is a kind of tricyclic type drug (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting ...Read more