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Doctor insights on: Vitamins For Methadone Patients

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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


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If on 170 mg of methadone, does it make vitamin supplements and amino acid supplements less affective?

Other Concerns: You are on an extremely high dose of methadone. It is equivalent to over 500 mg of morphine per day. Most likely you have developed tolerance to the pain relieving effects. You are at risk for respiratory depression and death if you take alcohol or other sedatives with this dose. You should also have you pcp perform a baseline ekg, as Methadone can effect your cardiac rhythm and cause sudden deat. ...Read more

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Would you personally, or do many doctors allow their patients to start Suboxone if they're currently at 40mg of methadone almost daily?

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Would you personally, or do many doctors allow their patients to start Suboxone if they're currently at 40mg of methadone almost daily?

No: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for Suboxone induction. Mixing Methadone and Suboxone would cause withdrawal.
The dose for Suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction.
Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...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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What do methadone clinic patients do on days they can't get to the clinic?

Suffer: Withdrawal symptoms are often seen 24 hrs after stopping Suboxone so if they can't get to the clinic by then thre're out of luck/ I would call on the staff and ask for advice. ...Read more

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What kind if vitamins, can, I take im a female 38yrs old on methodone my weight is 125?

Don't need any: You should not need any vitamin supplements if you have a balanced diet. It is hard to get a true vitamine deficiency unless there are certain medical conditions going on. With the exception of vitamin d, you should not need any supplements unless you have a proven deficiency. The Methadone has no bearing on what vitamins you want to take however. ...Read more

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Can taking Neurontin (gabapentin) with methadone cause a patient to have a false positive uds?

See below: Neurontin (gabapentin) - no. But Methadone is a type of opiate (narcotic). Most current drug tests should not register an opiate if you just take Methadone but some may give a positive reading. However, the lab or office that is doing the test should know your current medications to rule those out. And, generally, if positive, a second test (gas chromatograph or gc) will be done to find the exact drug/med. ...Read more

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Why would drs. Perscribe methadone 4 drug addicts when they use it for chronic pain patients? Just another addiction 2 get addicted too!

Why would drs. Perscribe methadone 4 drug addicts when they use it for chronic pain patients? Just another addiction 2 get addicted too!

Because it is: Long acting drug, people can achieve a higher degree of stability. Supposedly, they would not or could not be stable without some medicine added from the outside. However, you are right, the physical dependence is maintained. Is that really important if a person is functioning better? ...Read more

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Why do doctors recommend Soboxyn over methadone? I am a meth patient, 70 ml.

METHADONE: SUBOXONE IS BETTER THAN METHADONE AS IT IS SAFER. METHDAONE ALTHOUGH VERY CHEAP HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIAC RISK AND DEATH WHICH IS DOSE INDEPENDENT. ...Read more

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I have r.A. And currently I am a patient at a methadone clinic. I would like very much to have a doctor prescribe it for me instead. Employed, insurd?

I have r.A. And currently I am a patient at a methadone clinic. I would like very much to have a doctor prescribe it for me instead. Employed, insurd?

Seek Pain Specialist: I would seek a true pain clinic that manages chronic opiates. These trained specialist will evaluate your need and consider the appropriate medication and should be able to prescribe Methadone if needed. ...Read more

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My mom is a cancer patient with extreme night time legs pain in the night. Pain management dr prescribed Methadone is it ok for her to take this med or should she have other options?

It is one of the man: Methadone has some pain relieving properties but it is not widely used. So you can give it a try for one week and check it out. It may suit her and may prove to be a good option. Otherwise ask the doctor to change it to a more popular pain medicine. ...Read more

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What retina vitamin can a patient take?

What retina vitamin can a patient take?

AREDS/AREDS2 Vitamin: In 2001 the national eye institue (via nih) concluded that patients with high risk for armd (age related macular degeneration) who took "antioxidants plus zinc" had the lowest risk of developing advanced stages of armd. No inference that these vitamins would benefit all should be made! If your ophthalmologist indicates that you "are at high risk", then areds/ared2 labeled vitamins may be effective. ...Read more

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What's the best vitamins for a new nurse having her duty on nightshift with so many patients to attend to?

What's the best vitamins for a new nurse having her duty on nightshift with so many patients to attend to?

Plan meals ahead: Many of us finished our grueling medical training by our early 30s. Those of us in OB and other fields kept up the 24/7 work. That is a rough life, and few retire healthy, it is said. Equally tough is working irregular hours or night shifts. It is important to have a schedule of exercise and healthy eating during the days off and while on duty. No supplement will suffice. A balanced diet is key. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E bad for CKD patient?

Is vitamin E bad for CKD patient?

Not if mixed tocoph.: The hope study found that patients with CKD given 400 iu of vit e had somewhat increased risk of heart failure, but this study used Alpha tocopherol, which given alone can deplete gamma tocopherol, which can be detrimental. There are no studies showing harm of taking e as mixed tocopherols. Natural mixed e will likely work better combined with other antioxidants, as antioxidants work as a team. ...Read more

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For which deficiencies we use each of vitamin a, b, c, d, e, k please tell me for which cases we use each vitamin for patients?

For which deficiencies we use each of vitamin a, b, c, d, e, k please tell me for which cases we use each vitamin for patients?

Many manifestations: Deficiencies of each vitamin (in the case of b, 7 separate vitamins) can cause a wide variety of symptoms and health problems. They give us very limited space here but this website has reliable information on the problems caused by each of these deficiencies:
http://www. Healthsupplementsnutritionalguide. Com/vitamin-deficiency-symptoms. Html. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are most highly recommended for Alzheimer's patients?

Which vitamins are most highly recommended for Alzheimer's patients?

Not clearcut: There is a medical food called cerefolin which contains biologically active folate and b-12, plus n-acetyl-cysteine, and is approved for mild cognitve impairment. A dutch study suggested that a mix of vitamin c and vitamin e might help, but that was not conclusive. Doubt any of these approaches could be harmful, but not fully clear if worth the time and money. ...Read more

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What is the role of vitamin for a adult patient?

Ambiguous: I am sorry but there are thousands of vitamins and a billion humans with different health conditions. Can you be a bit more specific about what prompts your question? ...Read more

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Does vitamin b help stroke patients?

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Does vitamin b help stroke patients?

No: Specifically vitamin b12, there is no evidence that supplementation affects either current function nor future recover of function. ...Read more

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Would vitamin C helpful for thalassemia patient?

Would vitamin C helpful for thalassemia patient?

Yes, in small doses: Vitamin c can enhance iron absorption (something most with thalassemia don't need) but also enhance iron excretion if taken with desferal. There is evidence that vit c ; e are helpful in those who get transfusions- see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16623048
however, too much c may be hazardous- see http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/206490-treatment
100 mg 2x/day is a safe dose. ...Read more