Methadone

What is Methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic opioid. It is used medically as an analgesic and a maintenance anti-addictive and reductive preparation for use by patients with opioid dependency.

Questions and answers on "Methadone"

Can the methadone give me a false positive on a home pregnancy test. And can i really be pregnant..??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Get serum beta hcg blood test

Detailed Answer:
Hello

There is a possibility that methadone can give false positive pregnancy test.

Please get serum beta hcg blood test to confirm pregnancy...

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Effects of methadone 20mg, lithobid 300mg

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Brief Answer:
Methadone interaction with Lithobid

Detailed Answer:
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Your friend is taking Methadone and just methadone by itself is very sedating and can cause falling asleep. She should not be driving while she is taking methadone.

There...

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I am on methadone 80 mg can I use... movantik 25 mg

When I take the medication to them 20 minutes I had to go to the hospital

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
there is no interaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

this drug may relieve constipation due to methadone. There are no interactions between these drugs.

Kind...

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I have chronic pain due to a gun shoot wound that shredded my sciatica nerve in my right leg and foot.I have neuropathy and drop foot,I take methadone for 6 yea

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please clarify your question

Detailed Answer:
Please clarify your question.

If you want us to write your prescriptions we are not able to do that. I recommend that you look toward a pain clinic in your area. This forum does not allow us to write prescriptions. Also to be able to...

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what happens if you take methadone and oxycodone together. I'm trying to get off of the oxycodone so I ran out of them, but I had some methdone left from a year ago when I quit once before so I took a methadone. Thanks XXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no significant interaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,welcome to health care magic forum.
I am Dr Aslam here to help you.
There are no established significant interactions between methadone and oxycodone.
Anyhow,both belongs to opioid class.so any effects may get added up-so its...

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does bayer company make a methadone pain killer?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
NO,

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting the query,
The Bayer company does't make methadone pain killer.

Dolophine, Methadose, Methadose Sugar-Free, Diskets . These are the brand names of methadone. All of them are not manufactured by Bayer company.

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what is the shelf life of Methadone 10 mg
I take it for pain mgmt and my current script is about to run out and I have some old ones that I am hoping will carry me over???

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
30 days in perfect conditions

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking
I read your question and I understand your concern. .The pharmaceutical company could not provide exact shelf life of methadone due to its effects by many environmental factors.
Providing a perfect storage...

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10 mg methadone a day for about 25 to 30 days. my question will a person have withdrawal symptoms only taken 10 mg methadone a day and then stop after 25 to 30 day?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it depends from man to man

Detailed Answer:
Methadone treatment must be planned individually and it depends on addiction history, age, pyschological status. But generally it is not recommended to stop methadon suddenly. dosage must be reduced gradually- So if it is stopped after 30...

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What can my husband take for Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS) from methadone withdrawal?
He was on it for 2 years and quit cold XXXXXXX off of 60 mg per day. He is having restless legs, bad headaches and insomnia!

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Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Treating methadone addiction requires the same medication-assisted approach as treating heroin addiction. Luckily, however, there is now a drug that can help prevent withdrawal symptoms and other characteristics of detoxing off methadone without causing a similar replacement...

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Recent questions on  Methadone

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Thank you for your time. I am taking 120 mg of methadone (4 doses of 30 mg per day) for a combination tearing both sides rear rotor cuff ligaments in both shoulders through medium to high above the head bench presses combined with a collapsed right lung pneumonia operation requiring surgery to remove co-agulated pus which could not be suctioned out. The recovery was twenty five days from an excellent surgery with surgeon useing hands to remove pus. Surgeon s superior required that I take IV morphine for 14 days in hosital an an onknown amount of morphine tablets for ten days upon relief. At the age of 50, I began to like the feeling derived from taking morphine, realized problem after one 10 day refill and went to the hospital s pain specialist who put me on 60mg methadone. When condition of shoulders determined by MRI, and shoulder pain severe, different MD doubled methadone. Now 1 year later, I have had appendicitis and see it as opportunity to get off methadone to a drug from which can be withdrawn. Am trying fentanyl patches in 50 microgram patches on or two each 3 days. I am now in mid fifties and want to move to a drug that can be reduced until DC ed as I hope to go back to the University of Leiden at the Hague or Cambridge in England, to finish LLM in Public International Law. Any advise wou be appreciated as most advice is unrealistic and/or useless. Thank you again

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How long does it take for metoprolol to start working. I just started it last night. 25 mg. My bp reading at physicians was 159/98. I am having thyroid, hormonal and severe anxiety. Will the blood pressure med take a long time to take effect or should I start working soon? He also put me on visteril for anxiety. Are they safe to be taken at the same time?

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hi i am 34 years old my fiancee is 33 we had a son in 1999 he is 11 now but i have been on methadone since 2002 before i was addicted to lortab our son was born 3 months premature and had cleft lip and palate i am nervous about having another kid since i am on methadone does methadone cause problems like birth defects if the man is takin it

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Hello Doctor. I am writing not because of myself, but because of my sister who I am really worried about. She was involved in a car accident in January of 2010 and has had 3 back surgeries due to this. She has been taking oxycodone and or vicodin every since. She just found out she is pregnant. She doesn t know what to do. She is extremely happy but worried about the pain pills. She wants to try to taper off of them, but I read that could be dangerous for the fetus. Do you recommend her getting on suboxone which I read can be dangerous as well or subutex which I ve read can be safe. We definitely don t want to go the methadone route for obvious reasons. Any help and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. She is 37 years old and is worried about her age as well. Thank you Doctor and look forward to hearing from you. David

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I'm a 76-year-old female with thinning hair. I used 5% minoxidil for a year and had hair regrowth with no side effects. I suddenly got large red stinging patches in places across my face. Stopped using minoxidil 2 months ago but the patches recur...

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My husband, 83, has had dementia ( primary progressive aphasia ) for 13 years. After bout w/pheumonia almost six months ago, I was advised to keep him in bed. Although he hasn't developed pressure sores/skin problems, he quickly became much...

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I recently stopped taking Methadone (Aug 19) as per my Dr. He helped me slowly get off and I appreciate it so much. I have fibromyalgia and have been on Hydrocodone/ Acetaminophen 10/325 for over 15 yrs. My problem is that this dosage is no longer...

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