Methadone

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 involving methadone increased from 784 deaths in 1999 to 5,518 deaths in 2007 in the United States; then...

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methadone and problems with teeth
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I have been on methadone for 7 years now. Up until I started taking it I had perfect teeth, never even a cavity, and rarely went to the dentist. Now for the past 4 years my teeth have started breaking, getting cavities at the gum line, and severe tooth aches. My dentist seems to think I have an eating disorder and that is why my teeth are the way they are. Any one else have this problem with methadone? ## This can actually happen with many medications, especially narcotics. Many people who use them for pain management, for long periods of time, end up with severe dental problems and many lose all their teeth. I still have a lot of work that needs done from the years I spent on pain management. There are two ways that narcotics cause these types of problems. The first is due to the fact ...
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methadone and wot mix
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Can u plz tell me which it is that u can use while taken methadone,is it ibuprofen or suboxon, subutex?im suffering bad arthritis nd need a lil of sumthing to help as the doc nd chemist wont giv me ny thing more so as in not taken up to 15 panadole in a day, or hav u an suggeations as to wot the doctor will allow me to have"they telln me that i shouldnt b in pain im on methadone plz help as i cant take the pain nymore, just want more relief ## I am Virginia I was started on methadone when no I insurance. On 13yrs excuse typing new phone . So my pain management continued when started with her 7 yrs on it. Added fentanyl patch plus Norco. I left her aftetr 5 yrs for pump. Disaster. Out.now. well, on. Pump I got paranoid etc. Not with orals ever. I had methadone left over and took caus...
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doctors that will help
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I have spinalstones,bulgeing dics,sicatic,along with outher things,got hurt on the job now I can not work im on dsi,just moved to Arkansas and cant find a doctor for my meds. ## im still looking for a doctor in hotsprings,ar.that will help me.ive been on methadone for seven years,i cant just stop I need it for pain.
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Doctors Who Prescribe Methadone Maintenance
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Anyone know of private practice doc So. Florida prescribe methadone maintenance? Thanks, {edited for privacy} ## No, regular doctors are not allowed to prescribe Methadone for any type of addiction treatment, including maintenance therapy. For such usage, it can only be given in a clinical setting by someone that is specially trained to provide such treatment with it. Do you have a clinic that you have been using? If anyone is curious, you can discover more Methadone details here. ## I WANT PRIvate methadone doctor so i don't have to go ever very day i'm in a lot of pain because i just came from afganistan and lost my legs can some one please help me from and old grunt whooooraaa simper fi !!!!!!!!! ## Dr Milne of Ft. Lauderdale will prescribe for chronic severe pain if you have...
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doctors in southern california that will prescribe methadone
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i have been on methadone for 18 years for pain from an auto accident and live out of country, MX....I need to find a doctor who will perscrible me for more thsan 30 days as it would be cost prohibiative to travel evey 30 days ...and I need to establish this link soon. ## If you are now living in the United States . Pain Management Dr.s are who you would look for . I also can only take methadone for my pain. They do prescribe it in low doses for pain unless you may have a ton of previous paper work from before . I hate to tell you that at first they will only give you 1 month worth at a time. After I established myself with this Dr. For 8 months , he does give me 2 months now & I have heard that the law is only 3 months of individual perscriptions at a time. Each time you fill it , i...
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Doctors in Louisiana that prescribe methadone for chronic pain
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I have been taking 120 mg of methadone for approximately 5 years. My husbands job transferred us from Florida to Louisiana where I found a pretty good pain doc. He is now running scared and wants to take me off of methadone. Methadone has given me a good quality of life; I am able to work and be a productive member of society. My doctor is unwilling or unable to assist me in finding a new doctor who will continue my meds. Oh yeah, I have been the route of blocks and injections and gotten little if any relief. I'm tired of being branded a drug seeker-I have years of medical records that back up my claims and verify the dosages that I've been on-what drug seekers have this kind of back up? I am looking for a Louisiana doctor, but am willing to travel (within reason of course). Ple...
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Methadone, belviq, and hydroxyzine are they OK together?
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My doctor just started me on belviq to help loose weight because the methadone has cause so much weight gain, and I am on hydroxyzine to help sleep at night. I forgot to ask her if they are OK together. 75mg methadone in morning, twice a day belviq, and 25mg hydroxyzine at night for sleep ## Hello, Jack! How are you? I didn't find any problems, or interactions listed between these medications, but it's always best to double check this information to be certain. I'm sure you're already aware that the Hydroxyzine and Methadone both increase sedation, but it seems you've been safely taking them together for awhile, now. But if either dosage is raised, you'll need to be cautious. The FDA lists the typical side effects for Belviq as possibly including nausea, dizzines...
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how does methadone metabolize
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after about an hour of drinking 30 ml of liquid methadone, I threw up. does this mean I lost my whole does of the methadone?
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Does anyone know of a doctor in Atlanta?
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I know there's one in Atlanta my friend is going to pay for my first visit but she still hasn't told me the doctors name and I know he gives 4 methadone and 4 to 6 r30 mg and 4 x and 4 soma. But I need a doctor now!
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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 ...
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Methadone Appearance

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Methadone
  • 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.

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