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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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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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Methadone side effects?

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

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Does arithromycin affect methadone?

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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What amount methadone would kill me?

Methadone: This really depends on how you want to die. Some patients get a dose independent cardiac issue that may result in death. Other overdose. Yet others take Methadone and other sedatives like VAlium and this causes respiratory issues and death. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause sexual problems?

Yes: Chronic use of any opioid medication affects the endocrine system. This leads to depression and sex hormone decreases. Irrespective of any other causes, chronic opioids are enough to shut testosterone production down. This leads to decreased libido as well as ability to perform. The best treatment is an opioid holiday. ...Read more

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How long will one methadone dose last?

How long will one methadone dose last?

varies: Methadone can test + on a drug screen for 2-3 days after use. The onset of Methadone is .5-1 hour after administration. Duration is 4-6 hrs and 22-48hrs for repeated administration. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive while on methadone?

Yes: As long as you are on a stable dose and not sedated. However, if you get in an accident they will still try to blame you. ...Read more

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Can you take Advocare diet on Methadone?

Can you take Advocare diet on Methadone?

No contraindication: Any change in lifestyle can place a stress on ones life, including the start if a new diet. As long as you deal with the stress of the new diet, and do not relapse into using illegal drugs to cope, then it is fine. If you include the doctor in your healthy living/diet plans, then it would be even better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does methadone withdrawal last?

See below: Methadone withdrawal may not peak for 7-10 days and may last for several weeks. In general, at pharmacologically equivalent dosages, studies have shown Methadone to produce a withdrawal syndrome that is less intense but longer lasting than that of heroin. However most people who have experienced both tend to rate the Methadone withdrawal as more severe. ...Read more

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Methadone and midol taken together okay?

Methadone and midol taken together okay?

Drug interaction: Midol is non-sedating so it should not be a problem. You should however inform your prescribing physician of all medications, including over the counter medication, you are taking. ...Read more

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What is the maximum methadone dose given?

Titrated: It is titrated to effect, there is no maximum when used very carefully and. ...Read more

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Will suboxen's help you get off methadone?

Will suboxen's help you get off methadone?

Maybe: Suboxone, or the drug contained there in is called: Buprenorphine (bupe). Bupe is also an opiate but is different from methadone. Neither is a cure for opiate addiction. Both are considered opiate replacement therapy. You must see a dr who is able to prescribe bupe. Look up the "buprenorphine physician locator" on line to find a dr near you. It can be tricky switching from Methadone to bupe. ...Read more

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How does methadone affect childbirth pain?

How does methadone affect childbirth pain?

Worse: Patients on chronic opioids are at risk of more severe pain that is more difficult to control with acute noxious stimulus like labor. In essence, up to 4-6x as much opioid as normal might be necessary to control pain and often this makes a patient very sedated, with less pain relief than expected. Taper as much as possible prior to labor or surgery. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from methadone?

Are there any side effects from methadone?

Yes: All opioids cause nausea, itching, sedation, confusion, constipation, hormone depletion, depression, loss of libido, also possibly hyperalgesia (paradoxical increase in pain). Methadone is unique in changing heart rhythms at higher doses that can cause sudden cardiac dearh. ...Read more

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Can you mix benzoylecgonine and methadone?

Methadone and cocain: You should not be mixing these two together. ...Read more

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What does liquid methadone do to the body?

Same as pills: The liquid is just the vehicle for the drug, although many have food colorings and sugar which may cause problems in some people. Long-term methadone has few major side effects when used properly, but causes physical dependency (like all opioids), and can reduce both male and female sex hormones, cause constipation, dry mouth/dental issues, sweating, weight gain, and rarely a heart rhythm issue. ...Read more

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Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more