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What are the pros/cons and differences between suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone for heroin addiction?

What are the pros/cons and differences between suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone for heroin addiction?

Many: Each form of treatment is different , suboxone is a partial agonist and anatgonist which can induce precipted withdrawal when used with opioids, it can be prescribed out of a data licensed physician office. Methadone is a full agonist advantage inexpensive prescribeed at a Methadone cliniccon tolearnce and use of other narcotics.Naltrexone is a anatagonist that is requires abstinence can be costly. ...Read more

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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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Iv heard that methadone stays in the urine all different times. Some say 3-5 days. Some say weeks. What is the actual detection time for two doses 80m?

Varies: Metrhadone half-life, the time it takes for half of the medication to be gone, is between eight (8) and 59 hours depending on many factors. It also depends what level of detection is being applied. ...Read more

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On 50mg methadone 3months pg&wanna breastfeed but will i b passing methadone to baby, is it safe for baby? Help

On 50mg methadone 3months pg&wanna breastfeed but will i b passing methadone to baby, is it safe for baby? Help

Yes: all opoids are passed through the breast milk to the baby. In a baby it can cause sedation,cardiac problems and withdrawal symptoms.in a child the half life is 19hrs where it stays in the blood stream of the baby unless very actively monitored.you should give formula to the baby while you are taking the drug ...Read more

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If I'm in oxycontin everyday, will 10mgs of methadone take over the receptors and give me acute w/d? Do methadone block oxy/combat for receptors? Ty

Should be 1 to 1: if you were put on the proper one to one dose of oxycontin to methadone.if you were placed on the correct one to one dose of oxycontin to methadone. You can pretty much interchange between any opioids and not have any withdrawal symptoms if you were put on the correct dose. To properly answer your question, we need to know how much oxycontin you are on. ...Read more

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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

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

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My methadone wears off within a couple hours. Within 12 hours i start feeling w/d symp. Is there anything I can take? I want to taper off of the meth

Best to do this: under guidance of your physician. Sometimes one can cut the dose in half and continue to take at regular intervals until your next appointment. Please see your prescriber. ...Read more

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Why does methadone make me itch?

Why does methadone make me itch?

That: Whole class of meds has itching as a side effect ...Read more

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How long can a person stay on methadone?

A very long time: Methadone has several uses. It is a dangerous medication if not used correctly & under strict guidance of a physician who is trained in it's us. It can be used for chronic pain & for drug rehabilitation. If all the correct precautions are used & one is followed closely & is careful with co-administration of other medications, it can be used for many years without harm. See pcp/pain mgmt doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Definition)

Naltrexone is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Depade (Definition)

Depade is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more