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Methadone Intensol Medication
What medications show up as methadone in your system I haven't taken it why did it show up in my drug screen?
Several possiblities: Three commonly used medications can cause false positive methadone tests on the screening test - two antihistamines commonly used - diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) and doxylamine (Unisom®). Also, Seroquel® (quetiapine), a commonly used antipsychotic and anti-anxiety medication can do this. However, confirmatory tests should show that it is a FALSE positive. ...Read more
Maybe non-drugs too?: There are a wide range of non-drug approaches to chronic pain too. Consider adding some into your pain cocktail to cover all the bases possible. Also, they don't have side effects and interaction problems. Meditation, hypnosis, behavioral changes, etc, here's a useful free resource for overall self-mgmt of chronic conditions. See link: https://selfmanage.Org/betterhealth/enrolled/hlsessionsummary. ...Read more
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I had a urine test and tested positive for methadone and I do not take methadone . Is there any medications that can cause a false positive?
Yes, a large nunber: Reports of false-positive uds results potential for false-positive uds results was identified for the following medication classes: antihistamines, antidepressants, antibiotics, analgesics, antipsychotics. Reports of false- . -positive uds results was identified for the following medication classes reports of false-positive uds results were found for 25 (21.5%) of 116 formulary medications. Th. ...Read more
Too long a list: but it is not that they aren't compatible with methadone, but rather that they may interfere with its metabolism, either increasing or decreasing methadone levels, thus either increasing potential toxicity and side effects, or decreasing effectiveness and causing withdrawal. Increased methadone levels may also increase chance of heart arrhythmia. Any sedating drug adds to methadone SE's, esp benzo ...Read more
What OTC allergy medications are safe to use while taking methadone daily for pain mgmt treatment? 140 MGS per day. Thank you.
2nd generation: antihistamines are best, because they do not increase sedation, and don't have major interactions or effects on sedation. They are all pretty much OTC these days as well. The best, in my experience, is Loratadine (Claritin). Unless you have severe congestion, I would avoid the Claritin-D or pseudephedrine (Sudafed), since it likely will give a false positive amphetamine test on urinalysis. ...Read more
What is the best medication i could take for excessive sweating from methadone? I'm on methadone matanace program. 170 mg.
Hyperhydrosis: Important to determine that it is not from another source such as thyroid disease. Methadone commonly causes sweating. If you have exhausted non drug treatments then the Alpha adrenergic agonist clonidine(catapress) can be used in low does. Also anticholinergic medications can be used. ...Read more
My question is I am a worry wart when it comes medications. Can I take amoxicillin with methadone. And is there any side effects?
I'm new to nh and need to find a medical doctor who prescribes methadone for chr. Pain due to accident i was in.No hist of abuse i had a bad accident and am currently taken the medication methadone, I am having a very hard time trying to find a dr in the
R u already on it?: If you were already on methadone, the time to find a doctor to continue was way before you moved. Your prior doctor should be your major resource in locating a colleague near your current home. At your age, for the most part, long term Methadone prescription for chronic pain is usually not a great plan. You may need to find someone who can taper you off safely. ...Read more
I've Familial Chronic Pancreatitis. Medication - Methadone, Oramorph, Pregablin, Amitriptaline, Paracetamol for pain. Now hands are itchy & Swollen?
of your medications can produce allergic reactions! You need a "hands on" face to face evaluation...
Hope this is helpful
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Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?
Complicated: A little unusual to say that you feet/ankles are painful with swelling...swelling is common but often painless. Most serious causes of swelling would be heart failure (unusual at your age), kidney, liver disease. Could be problems with veins (poor valves causing sluggish return of blood to heart). Reviewed your meds...see no reason to suspect them. Need good evaluation...start with primary care ...Read more
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Let's clarify this: Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction. They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy". ...Read more
Addiction: This is a complex problem that needs to be discussed with your doctors and rehab specialists. ...Read more
I just took half of methadone and I have a drug screen on the 17th am i going to be clean by then?
How long will it take for one 10mg methadone in pill form to leave my system for drug testing and screens ?
Do I have to take 2 urine tests one is a methadone and the other a drug panel if the dr didn't discuss them to me?
Im on the methadone program but i took 2 5mg percocets on tue morning and had a drug test on thur afternoon, will i test positive for the percocets? B
Depends on the test: Most blood tests are only positive for 24 hours, but urine tests can be positive for 3-4 days. Hair tests can test for drug use within the last 90 days or even longer depending on the length of your hair. I would imagine that those running the Methadone program would use both urine and blood tests to evaluate. ...Read more
If I took 10 mg methadone one time on may 21 and had a 10 panel drug test taken may 29 will it come positive and when will it be out my system?
Depends on the: panel. There are many "10-drug" panels and they are not standardized. Some look for Methadone and some do not. A single dose of 10 mg is not likely to be present 7 days later. I am MORE concerned with your taking a drug not prescribed for you, particularly methadone. The safe starting dose in an opioid-naive patient is 2.5-5 mg. If this were not prescribed for you, don't do it again! Not safe!! ...Read more
Normal for person on methadone to constantly nod off/sleep, after being on it for years? Or indicative of being on other drugs in addition to that?
Hard to answer your question until I (or your doctor) know what meds you are taking.
Please let me know what your meds are. ...Read more
I took 15mg methadone a week ago, will it be out of my system for a drug test only a week of my last dose? Please help. If not, how can I get it out?
Depends: If this was a one time use, it should be clear in a week, but if it was long-term it's less certain. Half-life range top is 48hrs, so you're probably good - but don't use it w/o Rx and that should satisfy a drug tester. It's good you care and use that motivation to stay clean! Best wishes. ...Read more
Varies: Urine tests may be positive for several days or even longer (weeks) if metabolites are tested for also. The best policy is to have a doctor's note specifying that you are taking it or took it under medical supervision. Otherwise you can not know for sure how long you will test positive. ...Read more
No: An "opiate," by definition, is chemically derived from the opium plant, like morphine and codeine. Methadone is a synthetic chemically unrelated to opiates, but acts at the same receptors - hence, it is called an "opioid." - latin for "like an opiate." Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) fentanyl, Darvon and other opioids are also synthetic drugs. Oxycodone, hydromorphone and others are semi-synthetic opiates. ...Read more
NO: No interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›