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What are the side effects of methadone tapering?

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In brief: Opiate withdrawal

Methadone is a long acting opiate and even when tapered slowly, you can expect some discomfort .
Anxiety, insomnia, low mood, feeling cold, loose stools are common. Symptoms of withdrawal are more difficult the lower the dose, and can last weeks

In brief: Opiate withdrawal

Methadone is a long acting opiate and even when tapered slowly, you can expect some discomfort .
Anxiety, insomnia, low mood, feeling cold, loose stools are common. Symptoms of withdrawal are more difficult the lower the dose, and can last weeks
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