Category: Opioid Dependence

Methadone Overview

Methadone, sold under the brand names Dolophine among others, is an opioid used to treat pain and as maintenance therapy or to help with detoxification in people with opioid dependence.[3] Detoxification can either occur relatively rapidly in less than a month or gradually over as long as six months. While a single dose has a rapid effect, maximum effect can take five days of use. The effects last about six hours after a single dose and a day and a half after long-term use. Methadone is taken...

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5 mg methadone getting addicted
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i took 1- 5mg methadone for 3 days can you be addicted, i am afraid to take anymore because someone told me i can get addicted, i've only taken 1 a day, for my pain ## LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER REGARDING TAKING 1- 5 MG METHADONE CAN YOU GET ADDICTED IF YOU TAKE THEM 3 DAYS IN A ROW 1 PILL A DAY ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? Yes, it is possible, Methadone is actually notorious for being addicting very fast, even at low doses. It doesn't always happen, but the risk is there. The FDA lists its other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. There are other pain medications you can try that aren't as risky. You might want to ask your doctor about them. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi. Where did you get the met...
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Methadone Dr. in Va.
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I've been on methadone due to cp for the last 9 years, presently taking 120mg. daily. My current pm has adopted a new "NO METHADONE" policy and he will be weaning me off while placing me on some other medication. the problem is i've been on just about every other pain med.I'm 55 years old and don't play games i never failed a ua or refused any procedures. He said the office is no longer going to assume the responsibility of prescribing the methadone. Does any one know of a doctor in the Floyd area of Va. I've had the shots and every other therapy and surgery is not an option due to the affected area of my back that is injured is too large to repair all i can try to do is control the pain. Thank you for any help, Tim ## Hi Tim, I located a few Doctors that are...
Updated 8 hours ago.
Travelling with Methadone United Arab Emirates (dubai)
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I have a letter from my doctor detailing my dose and length of stay (8 days) But I just read about their Ministry of Health saying that even with prescription methadone is on the 'banned' list. And could land me in jail? Has anyone ever flown into Abu Dabhi or Dubai /UAE with their liquid doses? Any ideas on what to do? I will not try and smuggle my own medication into a country. .Its an extremely long flight. ## I need to know this too!! I'm going for 2 weeks in the end of January and I am prescribed liquid methadone. I will not be able to function for 2 weeks with out it. I am reading that I need a letter from the ministry of health saying that I am allowed to take it into Dubai with me. Of course I'll have all the documentation from my Dr's but I am super nervous ...
Updated 16 hours ago.
Methadone problems and symptoms - just started taking it
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I've been having problems with my methadone. I am taking it to get off of painkillers so i have a few questions and would love some feedback asap. So i just started the methadone clinic 3 weeks ago and I've made it up to 70 mgs. Well first it's very weird but since about 40 mgs my lower back is in severe pain and it's a pain I can't really explain. It's like it feels it's stretching my lower back muscles but tightening them at the same time. Why is this happening? Also when I take a deep breath my back maybe behind my lungs is like a bruise pain or soreness but it is in my back, any thoughts? Last one is I can't seem to urinate like I did before. It takes me couple minutes to start my flow, and have constipation. What can i do to help my bladder and go nu...
Updated 18 hours ago.
Doctors in Michigan that prescribe methadone
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I'm interested in finding a private doctor's office (not a clinic) that will prescribe methadone. I can't afford these clinics! Does anyone know of a doctor??? ## I am a full time student and a single mother, I need assistance in finding a doctor who prescribes methodone because with my schedule and trandportation I cannot go to the Methadone Clinic anymore. ## Katy did What do you take methadone for? If you take it for opiate addiction, you won';t be able to find a doctor to prescribe it for you because a doctor can only write it for chronic pain. As for money, by the time you pay to see a doctor (Pain managment is a specialty) it will cost you more than going to the clinic. Most pain managment doctors charge $100.00+ each month plus the medication, and another problem ...
Updated 19 hours ago.
Private Methadone Doctors
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Hello. I am a 26 year old male who has been struggling with opiate addiction for about a decade. Recently I tried the suboxone program which helped to a degree, but meds were way to expensive as well as the Drs appointment. So I am looking for help with my disease and I would like to know if methadone is the right route for me to go. Thanks ## Methadone does help many people and it can be cheaper than Suboxone, however, you will more than likely still have to visit a doctor or clinic regularly. The main drawback to Methadone is that it can also be quite an addictive substance and people that is use it usually end up requiring a lifetime maintenance dose of it, while Suboxone can be slowly tapered and enable the person to eventually become completely drug free. Have you tried consulting ...
Updated 19 hours ago.
Help getting off Methadone!!!
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I'm on 35mg of methadone at a clinic, I was on 175mg and got down to 10mg and it was terrible!! I went very slow, but I went back up. Does anyone have any advice on how to get off this crap?? I have been on it for 3 1/2 years and I want to get off so bad but I just can't even think about withdrawal. So please any advice or success stories would be great! Thanks so much. ## Pour all your carries into a non clear container and start only taking a sip when you start to find your not feeling well, and only a lil sip. Wait half hour to one hour and if you still feel like s*** take another sip and i mean small sips. You would be suprized how little you really need to not feel sick, way less than you get fact if you need to take less but your dose is higher than it should be you ...
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Doctors Who Prescribe Methadone
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I am addicted to strong pain meds and I am tired of having to come of of them the withdrawal is awful I went to a urgent care doc and was prescribed simboxon I take anxiety meds to but he wants me to stop I really need the anxiety meds but he wants me off them how do I get him to change it from simboxon to methadone so I can take my anxietymeds ## Legally, he can't. To get Methadone for addiction treatment in the U.S. requires that you go to an actual Methadone treating clinic, private doctors aren't allowed to prescribe it for addiction treatment. What anxiety medication do you take? Did he say why he wants you to stop taking it? ## Valium and in sc he is licensed to prescribe and treat me sumboxone is like methadone it us prescribed the same as methadone ## how about for neuro...
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Dropped my methadone in my drink.
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While I was getting my dose of meds. Out the pill stuck to my finger and it dropped in my drink, will it still be ok to drink my drink. Will it still work? You
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Methadone night pain
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I've been on methadone now for about 5 months. It's a pretty low dose. I also unfortunately top it up with alot of codeine. I have a really great doctor and team who are doing their best to help me and I am a difficult client! Anyway, long story short, the last 6 weeks or so I am in alot of pain at night time. I mean alot. It's extreme cramping and muscle pain. It lasts into the morning and I walk badly for the first hour or so after getting up. I'm plagued with nightmares too. I think I suffer from ptsd. I thought maybe the nightmares are causing anxiety and tension leading to body cramping? Does any one here know what is wrong or am I alone
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Methadone Appearance

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Concentrate: 10mg/ml
  • Injection: 10mg/ml
  • Liquid: 10mg/ml
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 10mg/5ml, 10mg/ml, 1mg/ml
  • Tablet: 10mg, 40mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Dispersible: 40mg
  • Tablet, Effervescent: 40mg
  • Tablet, For Suspension: 40mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Methadone: (52 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0054-0391 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg/ml Oral Concentrate by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-0392 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg/ml Oral Concentrate by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-3553 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg/ml Oral Concentrate by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-3555 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-3556 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0054-4218 Dolophine 5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-4219 Dolophine 10 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-4570 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-4571 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-8553 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0054-8554 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Roxane Laboratories, Inc
  • 0406-0540 Methadose 0.333 mg/ml Oral Suspension by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-1510 Methadone Hydrochloride 1 g/g Oral Powder by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-2540 Methadone Hydrochloride 40 mg Dispersible Tablet for Oral Suspension by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-5755 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-5771 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0406-8725 Methadose 10 mg/ml Oral Concentrate by Mallinckrodt, Inc.
  • 0904-6530 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Major Pharmaceuticals
  • 10544-377 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-378 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 32 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Methadone or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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