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Methadone Pain Contract Vicodin
Should I consider taking methadone if I have been on a pain contract for two years taking 40 mg vicodin daily?
What to do if i had 50 vicodin a day and they put me on methadone to get offquestion is methadone can stop vicodin but can vicodin stop methadone.?
Unsure I understand: Methadone is used to serve 3 basic purposes. The first one is to replace with an equivalent dose of opioid so that the person doesn't experience withdrawal (being dope sick). The 2nd purpose is to get the dose up to a point where the individual is not feeling craving. The 3rd is to produce so much tolerance that doses of other opiates (like hydrocodone) really don't do much. So people stop using. ...Read more
I take 20 mg methadone daily x 5yrs. (For Past vicodin dependence) Is it safe to take Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4G dospak for ITCHY rash on leg.
Im having a problem starting urination for drug tests and sometimes at home, i take zanex, methadone, zooloft and vicadin 4 pain & depression asap luv?
I've been addicted to mostly Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for 6 years. I have tried methadone and Suboxone to get off both Unsuccessful. No ins. suggestions please?? Help
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): This is a major problem. You failed both Methadone/Suboxone which is very odd. Did you see Psychology while you were on Methadone/Suboxone? Now the best thing is to get into an in-patient drug rehab program or start on your own with a gradual reduction in the amount used every month. I think more importantly you need support, psychology and group therapy while you wean ...Read more
Can you mix maca root with norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) been off opiates for five weeks, and have been hurting ever since.Was on heroin for twenty years, methadone as well. ?
See detox: Please see a detoxification specialist. I don't think that this is something that you can get advice on in this forum and you need a physician to prescribe your meds anyway. ...Read more
Pain mgnt doc died. Im on 10mg Methadone 6x/day and Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 2/day. Was only doc in office. Will they stop my meds now? What abt withdrawal? What to do?
I have small fiber neuro in my feet. Treated w/lyrica, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) methadone & oxycodone. My feet & toes are so sore & stiff. Why? What can I do for them?
Long-acting opioid: Methadone is a long-acting opioid. Generally speaking, within any particular class of addictive drugs, the quicker the peak effect, and the shorter the duration of effect, the more addictive a drug will be. Because opioid-addiction can be tough to quit, Methadone - a long-acting opioid with a slow peak of action - can be used to replace the addictive opioid while one works on recovery. ...Read more
Having worked in : Both Methadone maintenance clinics and having treated narcotics addicts with suboxone, i really see no benefit to methadone. Methadone is a narcotic just like a street drug. It is ultimately more expensive in many cases than suboxone treatment. It is by no means as convenient, and there is a tendency to continually escalate the dose. With suboxone dosage escalation rarely if ever occurs. Suboxone is much more well-tolerated and you don't have to deal with pick ups at a clinic where you are continually exposed to other narcotic addicts.If you were thinking about going on methadone, please consider the option of suboxone. ...Read more
Variable half life: methadone has a variable half life from person to person and in and individual. A patient may ave different metabolic rates from time to time due to other medications or a nebulous metabolic change. This can make methadone dangerous as the level may increase with out increasing the dose and possibly be high enough to cause an overdose. ...Read more
Similar to others: Methadone side effects are a matter of research for numerous scientists. If the dosage of the medicine is correct, then there are no risks of kidney, heart, liver, lungs or any type of failure. A number of common Methadone side effects include constipation, skin rash, water retention, dizziness, weakness, extreme sweating and flushing and in some circumstances erectile dysfunction. ...Read more
Yes, dangerously: The combination of Erythromycin and Methadone can increase Methadone levels, risk of fatal overdose, risk of heart rhythm problems and possible death from acute heart problems. The combination may cause qt prolongation, something that can lead to a potentially fatal heart rhythm problems. ...Read more
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