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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Methadone Detox (Overview)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate. Detoxification in this context can either refer to relieving withdrawal symptoms in individuals dependent on methadone or to correcting an overdose of the medication.


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What's the outcome of methadone detox?

What's the outcome of methadone detox?

Off opiates: Opiate use really makes most pain problems worse. Methadone allows the patient to taper off slowly avoiding withdrawal. The nervous system resets, but it takes time for your own endorphins to work amd for hyperalgesia, excessive pain, to wear off. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
20 doctors shared insights

Methadone Detox (Overview)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate. Detoxification in this context can either refer to relieving withdrawal symptoms in individuals dependent on methadone or to correcting an overdose of the medication.


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What steps should I take for methadone detox?

P, S and C: You need a plan, support and committment. If you dio this alone, you are alone.Find out what your options are. If you are on methadone, it's for pain or addiction maintenence.If it's addiction, work with your clinic. They want you off. If it's pain, then ask your doc to work with you. If you are on street methadone, you need one of the above. If you are a loner, taper down and good luck. ...Read more

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How long should I stay on subs to help with methadone detox?

Disuss with others: Addiction is a lifelong process, whether on a substance or not it is always there, its what you do with that that matters. Suboxone is an amazing tool for opiate addicts, relapse rates for opiate addicts is high. I have seem amazing trasformation with people on suboxone, I have also seen amazing trasformation on people who have gotten off. Not an answer to make on your own, but it is your recovery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of methadone detox I should be looking for?

None if Lucky: Not sure what you mean by detox, but if you mean opioid maintenance, the symptoms should be minimal.If you mean detox as in completely gradually getting off any opioids such as heroin, oxycondone, morphine, or hydrocodone, symptoms could be severe anxiety, heart racing, sweating, tearing of the eyes, runny nose, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Getting off Methadone can take quite a while, . ...Read more

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Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Should I do a methadone detox inpatient or at home?

Depends: For psychologically and medically stable patients on low dose opioids i generally try a slow outpatient taper. Sometimes its helpful to use a blinded cocktail. This means a mg amount of medication only known by your doctor is in the solution and md titrates based on symptoms. For high dose meds, sick patients, or psych unstable patients inpatient detox is warranted. ...Read more

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Can you get a methadone detox while pregnant?

Safe during pregnanc: If you are on Methadone and pregnant, continue taking it. Methadone under supervision is safe to take. For many patients, Methadone doses increase, as it is metabolized more rapidly in pregnancy. ...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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I can't say it all in ambridge150 words. Methadone patient for 7"yrs used for 7 yrs. Went to Suboxone to detox from methadone. My body dsnt want to rc?

Difficult but Doable: You need three days between stopping the Methadone and even starting the suboxone or you will cause a withdrawal when you start the suboxone. There are some tricks to shorten it but they are complicated for this venue. Once you start suboxone you will probably be on it for over a year considering your 14 years of dependence. ...Read more

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Medical detox off methadone, morphine, lorazepam 2 get on Suboxone how do they keep you comfortable if benzos can't be used?

Medical detox off methadone, morphine, lorazepam 2 get on Suboxone how do they keep you comfortable if benzos can't be used?

Anxiety Suboxone: It sounds like you've had trouble with benzo's if so you should not go back on them. People think there is an absolute contraindication for using benzo's with suboxone , there isn't. Anyone using suboxone should be in some talk therapy the talk therapy should be aimed at helping you calm down. The suboxone itself has a lot of calming attributes. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can take or do to detox from methadone comfortably? As well as the same question for klonopin (clonazepam) detox.

Medical Supervision: I would not recommend that you do this on your own. I would recommend that you get to a detox or alcohol treatment center and get this done under medical supervision. ...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