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.

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Are there any side effects from methadone?

Definitely! Methadone is a very serious drug. It has great benefit in the right situations. It's use shold not be taken lightly and should be dispensed by a professional well versed in it's use. Side effects may be none all the way to death. Mixing alcohol, other medications and other drugs increases your risk for tremendous adverse effects and shold be avoided. Discuss Methadone use thoroughly with your. Read more...
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...

What are the long term segative side effects of methadone?

Many. I personally do not use Methadone as i feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. There are drugs such as suboxone (buprenorphine) for the problem of dependence which are much safer and more effective in my opinion. Read more...

I've been on methadone for a year no more than 55mgs, how do I get off it without side effects?

Taper slowly. I assume you are not taking Methadone through a licensed Methadone clinic. I recommend enrolling in a licensed Methadone program where you can be tapered off it gradually. Suboxene is another option. You may want to explore the option of so called detox center and then get involved in outpatient/inpatient treatment program and support group. Read more...
Slow taper. Slow taper. Comservatively, decrease by 1 mg per day. Once you get withdrawal effects (restless, anxiety, goosebumps, tearing, runny nose, diarrhea) that are not controlled by other meds or behavior modifications slowmthe taper down. Maybe 1 mg every 3-7 days. Your md could add a Clonidine patch, zofran, (ondansetron) advil, Imodium to help with symptoms. Read more...

What are the side effects of methadone for rehab?

Many. I personally do not use Methadone as i feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. There are drugs such as suboxone (buprenorphine) for the problem of dependence which are much safer and more effective in my opinion. Read more...

What are the sexual side effects of methadone use?

Impairment. Methadone, like any narcotic, can cause depression of many psychological and physical responses, including sexual responsiveness. It can therefore cause decreased libido (sex drive), impaired arousal (erectile dysfunction or impaired female arousal) and inhibited orgasm. If you have to use a narcotic medication for a prolonged period and it is affecting your sex life, talk to your dr about options. Read more...