Top 20 Doctor insights on: Methadone and seizures

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Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Can methadone withdrawals cause seizures?

Yes: 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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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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Need doctor's help! Will methadone overdose cause seizures?

Need doctor's help! Will methadone overdose cause seizures?

Possibly: A major effect of Methadone overdose is suppression of breathing. If oxygen levels fall too low an acute hypoxic seizure can occur. ...Read more

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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)?

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 more

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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?

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

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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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What is the easiest and safest way to detox from methadone?

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

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Instead of methadone I am going on buprenorphine. Is that ok?

Probably: But if you have a high tolerance, you may not be satisfied and you may have precipitated withdrawal. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause impotence?

Does methadone cause impotence?

Yes, it can: Hello. Yes, Methadone can certainly cause this due to long term opioid use and its effects on your testosterone. You should ask your provider to check a hormone panel if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction with opioid use. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can methadone be safe during pregnancy?

Yes,: 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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Can methadone lower a mans sperm count?

Can methadone lower a mans sperm count?

Yes: Methadone can lower sperm count by over 50%. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/1117911. ...Read more

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Can methadone lower a msns sperm count?

Methadone: I did not find that listed as a potential side effect. However it can cause: reduced libido and/or potency. ...Read more

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Is methadone make me mental depression?

It does, but: Relatively not very common side effect. You can combine Methadone with antidepressants, however, a professional supervision is needed.
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Does methadone cause severe mood swings?

Does methadone cause severe mood swings?

Possible: Any medication the works on the brain directly can have effects on mood. If the only new medication it the methadone, then there could be a connection. ...Read more

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Can I use clonidine while on methadone??

Can I use clonidine while on methadone??

Yes. Low doses: Increased sedation and decreased breathing are possible complications. Use low doses ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more