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Can I overdose from my methadone dosage going up 20 mgs?
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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
We understand how long most medicines stay in our bodies.
However Methadone is different for each individual. Changing the dose of Methadone requires caution. The “half-life” of Methadone can very from 10 hours to 140 hours. An increase in Methadone for one person that is easily tolerated can be an overdose of another person.

In brief: Yes
We understand how long most medicines stay in our bodies.
However Methadone is different for each individual. Changing the dose of Methadone requires caution. The “half-life” of Methadone can very from 10 hours to 140 hours. An increase in Methadone for one person that is easily tolerated can be an overdose of another person.
Dr. David Teicheira
Dr. David Teicheira
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
In brief: Methadone 20mg
Yes you can overdose with any drug.
The real issue is you are going yo to 20mg from what dose ?5mg, 10mg? If its too much of a jump then yes you could overdose. The rule should titrate up slowly to avoid complications and side effects.

In brief: Methadone 20mg
Yes you can overdose with any drug.
The real issue is you are going yo to 20mg from what dose ?5mg, 10mg? If its too much of a jump then yes you could overdose. The rule should titrate up slowly to avoid complications and side effects.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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