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How is pain treated while you are taking methadone?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: What pain?

Methadone is the ultimate anti-inflammatory; so any breakthrough pain should be addressed with your physician.
I suppose tylenol (acetaminophen) would help, but you should run any new symptoms by your physician before taking any new medication!

In brief: What pain?

Methadone is the ultimate anti-inflammatory; so any breakthrough pain should be addressed with your physician.
I suppose tylenol (acetaminophen) would help, but you should run any new symptoms by your physician before taking any new medication!
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management

In brief: More stuff

If Methadone for pain, the dose can be spread out, ie 3 times a day, or imcreased.
If Methadone for addiction i generally dose the daily dose 3xday and add a second opioid like oxycodone. I also maximize non-opioids, as opioids are less effective when on them chronically. Gabapentin/lyrica, celebrex/advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) IV lidocaine, ketamine are choices. For surgery i prefer nerve blocks/epidural.

In brief: More stuff

If Methadone for pain, the dose can be spread out, ie 3 times a day, or imcreased.
If Methadone for addiction i generally dose the daily dose 3xday and add a second opioid like oxycodone. I also maximize non-opioids, as opioids are less effective when on them chronically. Gabapentin/lyrica, celebrex/advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) IV lidocaine, ketamine are choices. For surgery i prefer nerve blocks/epidural.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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