Category: Opioid Dependence

Methadone Overview

Methadone, also known as Dolophine among other brand names, is a synthetic opioid. It is used medically as a pain medication and a maintenance therapy in people with opioid dependence. Methadone is also used in managing severe chronic pain owing to its long duration of action and strong analgesic effect. Side effects are similar to that of other opioids. The number of drug-poisoning deaths in the United States involving methadone increased from 784 in 1999 to 5,518 in 2007 but declined to 4,4...

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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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methadone high dosing clinics because of impaired liver
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I am 37 and have been on pain pills since I turned 15. I started street methadone to get off of IV Diladud 4mg (K4's). I got on the clinic the day after my 18th b-day. I have been on the clinic 95% of the time since. I found out I had Hep C in 1999. I had to have gotten it in 1995 or 96. The liver biopsy very much surprised my GI specialist. He Said my liver was moderately swollen, moderately scarred. and have extremely high risk for cirrhosis and liver cancer. it has gradually gotten worse, and as it says in medical literature I am finding myself needing a much higher dose ( 240mg split dose at home into two doses of 120mg). Every two weeks at the clinic I could take it in one 240mg dose. I also take Xanax 2mg TID. I am currently on 120mg total at the clinic. I live just west of Knoxv
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methadone mixed with klonopin
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I have been on Methadone for 7 months and im currently at 65mgs, I have been having anxiety attacks for the past 2 weeks, im curious if it would be safe to take .5 of klonopin without dying ? ## Hello, Nicholas! How are you? You can, as long as your doctor has prescribed them both for you. But you do need to be aware that it increases sedation, when you combine them. The FDA warns that Klonopin carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Is there anything else I can help with?
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If i take 130mg of methadone a day will a 60mg morphine sulfate help get me thru one day
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I go to a methadone program and have for about 4 years .Ive recently had the flu which causedme to vomit up my methadone (I get 5 take home bottles a week) tried taking another bottle and threw up again im feeling sick from not taking it so I took a 60mg morphine sulfate pill,will this help at all? ## It may help stave off the worst of the withdrawals you could experience, since it is also a narcotic. However, before doing so in the future, you really should call the doctor or clinic you are working with and get their advice, first. Taking another narcotic may not be approved and might get you kicked out of the Methadone program. How are you feeling now? ## Because of a heart problem my wife was taken off 150 mg per day immediately and it was replaced by morphine. Dr. said 20 mg morphin...
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finding a doctor to prescribe methadone
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Need to find a doctor in the New Orleans metro area that prescribes methadone
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Methadone withdrawal symptoms when switching from Methadone to Opana ER
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I am a 55 year old man, and I have been going to a Pain Management facility for lower back pain and now even chronic Osteoarthritic shoulder pain, and have been taking 60mg of Methadone every day (10mg tablets x 2 x 3 times a day -- morning, noon & night) for the past three years. Although I've been doing well on that regimen, perhaps out of more of a psychological concern over the known "qt" (heart) effects of the drug (rather than any "real" ones), I decided to ask my doctor if I could try Opana ER (20mg every 12 hours), which I had taken once before, for a short time, at another Pain Management facility, with great success. All I'm wondering are what the withdrawal effects might be (if any) of stopping the Methadone (60mg) on a Monday, and starting the Opa...
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liquid methadone
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PLEASE I NEED TO KNOW IF LIQUID METHADONE COMES IN PINK OR IS IT WATERED DOWN because i have always got cherry red and never saw pink methadone until i got to this clinic and i take 150 mil. and with in 15 hours i need another dose when i got cherry red i was able to take it every other day and i was fine so can you PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON THANK YOU P.S. I TAKE IT FOR PAIN ## in my country methadone is dark green, however that is when it comes ready made, the chemist can get methadone crystals,speical water,and colourant to make themselves wich costs less aprently and that 99% of the time will taste less strong and be of a lighter colour, the chemist stands strong,oviously, and sais they make it right each time but if i were u i wud ask them if u can watch them make it up an...
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dr that prescribe methadone in portland oregon
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I need a doctor that will prescribe me methadone I currently go to a clinic for that and I own a business and it's too expensive to pay 400 a month and time-consuming I would like to find the doctor in Portland Oregon or Vancouver Washington who would prescribed me the methadone so I don't have to go to the clinic every day and peaid $400 out of my pocket?? ## Are you familiar with suboxone? It's comparable to Methadone, but much, much better. You need to find a Dr. that's qualified to prescribe it, usually a Psychiatrist is who you need to see. SUBOXONE comes in pill form. You take it 1 time a day. It's taken sublingually, (Under the Tongue). It is a VERY long lasting drug. It won't make you feel high, but it will get you "Well" it's much easier to g...
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I TOOK 15 DIAZAPAM AT THE SAME TIME.IAM ON A METHADONE SCRIPT(100) AND IM NOT MEANT TO TAKE THEM.I HAVE THE CLINIC IN TWO WEEKS AND I WOULD LIKE TO NO IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN TAKE TO GET THEM OUT OF MY SYSTEM AS I HAVE CHILDREN AND I WOULD BE DEVESTATED IF THEY TAKE THEM AWAY FROM ME.PLEASE CAN YOU HELP ## if you are concerned about your children you would never have taken the tablets to start off with ## Well as that gent says u should of thought of kids before getting MWI and the only thing I can think of is drinking pint after pint of water to try and flush them out
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methadone pure evil
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I have been reading all these posts and was blown away by all these people seeking methadone.ok here we go ,I was on 80 mgs going to the clinic every day for 8 years.when your in a opiate fog 8 years go by real fast.One day I did not have my weekly payment(which is all my clinic cared about,never asked how are you)so I decided to detox cold turkey from 80 mgs to nothing. Now I've quit H twice in my life but methadone, nothing can compare to the agony and despair that is methadone withdrawal. Let's start with acute withdrawal symptoms which lasted approximately 20 days bedridden,complete lack of sleep for 14 days, leg pain (worst part "kicking the habit") vomiting ,chills,sweats,basically every way you can suffer.Once you start to feel physically better then comes paws(po...
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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: (49 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.
  • 10544-377 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-378 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 13107-088 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Aurolife Pharma, LLC
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Other drugs which contain Methadone or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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