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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 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 am on a pain contract with my doctor. I am on methadone and vicodine. Will he be able to tell if I have taken morphine? When he tests my urine will he be able to tell that I have taken some morphine?
The : The physician-patient relationship is based on a few important principles, the most important of which is probably trust. Pain management doctors often have the unenviable position of treating their patients with very potent, and therefore very habit forming, medications. Opioid pain relievers like methadone, morphine, and hydrocodone (found in vicodin) are examples of such medications. Because they are so potent, they are frequently misused or abused, stolen, traded or sold. Problems arise because these medications cause sleepiness and stun the part of the brain that keeps us breathing when we are asleep. These medications also interact with many other prescription drugs, and with recreational drugs including alcohol. More accidental deaths are caused by these sorts of drugs than by recreational drugs. Doctors who prescribe these drugs are monitored very closely by agencies including the dea and their state medical boards. Although they are often not responsible for unwanted outcomes from the use of opioid medications, they are often held professionally and legally accountable for them. Pain management doctors routinely ask their patients to sign a contract agreeing to take only the medications prescribed by that doctor and only according to the doctor's instructions. This is done for at least three reasons: 1) to protect the patient's life; 2) to not ruin the system for other patients (such as could happen if the doctor's dea license was suspended); and, 3) to protect the doctor from lawsuits and professional sanctions. Doctors frequently test their patients to make sure that the contract is being followed. These days, the test can be very, very accurate and very, very broad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On pain contact for 40mg methadone daily. Some were stolen & now i'm taking just 10mg daily to make it last. Am i going to fail my udt at pain mgt. ?
When is UDT: Depending on your next visit to your doctor, the udt may be inconsistent. You should contact your physician's office immediately whenever there are irregularities involving your opiate medications. Most physicians who prescribe these meds require a treatment contract that spells this out. How did your meds get stolen? How will you prevent this in the future? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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