Top 20 Doctor insights on: Methadone and seizures
Methadone like all narcotics cause changes in the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can cause damage to the brain that reflects itself as seizures or other type of adverse brain function. They are also reuptake inhibitors that reduce the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Need to rebuild the neurotransmitters.
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I'm taking methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) to get off tabs and have epilepsy and had a seizure this morning, is that because I didn't take xanax (alprazolam)?
Maybe: First of all Methadone and Xanax (alprazolam) is not a great combination. People rarely accidentally overdose on either Methadone or xanax (alprazolam). However the combo is much more dangerous. The seizure could just be a seizure or it could be due to rapid Xanax (alprazolam) wean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was on 60 mg of methadone, now only norcos & keppra, (levetiracetam) he can't sleep. Already had 1 grand mal seizure from not sleeping, what should I do to help him?
Needs more keppra (levetiracetam): He is still withdrawing.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I am taking methadone I want to stop its been 2 years 105 ml a day. Is ther anything I can take for withdrawal s?
TAPER THE METHADONE: If you stop cold turkey, you are going to feel like you have been hit by a truck for many weeks and even months. You will also very likely relapse to your drug of choice again after feeling that withdrawal day after day. The best way is to taper, ideally over at least a 90 day period. There are medications like clonidine that your doctor can prescribe, and you can treat the pain/diarrhea/nausea. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Methadone: The best and safest way is to do a gradual dose reduction every 2 weeks (although you will read and see shorter times like 3-4 days). This can continue until the dose is so low that it can be discontinued. ...Read more
It is contraindicated to attempt to come off it during pregnancy because lowering the dose or withdrawal can lead to a spontaneous loss of the baby. Pregnant women have been treated with Methadone for more than 25 years and neither Methadone or other opiates have not been shown to directly cause birth defects.
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