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My grandma has copd, could she take methadone?
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Copd
Avoidance of any type of narcotic therapy is typically advised in patients with copd.
Narcotics have the potential of making a patients not be able to expire carbon dioxide which could be life threatening. If a patient has been on narcotics for a long time, the chance of this is less, if they are not increasing the dose.

In brief: Copd
Avoidance of any type of narcotic therapy is typically advised in patients with copd.
Narcotics have the potential of making a patients not be able to expire carbon dioxide which could be life threatening. If a patient has been on narcotics for a long time, the chance of this is less, if they are not increasing the dose.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Any older person, especially with repsiratory medical issues, should be very careful with any medication that causes sedation and respiratory depression.

In brief: Possibly
Any older person, especially with repsiratory medical issues, should be very careful with any medication that causes sedation and respiratory depression.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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