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Methadone Overview

Methadone (also known as Symoron, Dolophine, Amidone, Methadose, Physeptone, Heptadon and many other names) 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. It was developed in Germany in 1937, mainly because Germany required a reliable internal source of opiates. Because it is an acyclic analog of morphine or heroin, methadone acts on the same opioid receptors as these drugs, and...

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methadone shortage
As a chronic pain patient suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy I have been prescribed methadone as long acting pain control for ten years I am unable to find it anywhere social security unable to help medicare no answers and pharmacies do not have it where do I turn now I am already back in my wheelchair I cannot get past the pain let alone withdrawl where do i turn nowe
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Methadone 21 day detox
I am 65 y/o male who has been on Rx opiates several years. I cheated when the Rx arrived early in the mail and had extra tablets. When taking codeine sulphate and long acting morphine the pills were shipped together. When the codeine was switched to Norco the meds were mailed separately. The VA is where I receive health care. The Norco was always sent out on day 31 taking up to 10 days to arrive even on 28 day & 30 months. The morphine was always overnighted and arrive on time. The time gap between shipments left me taking excessive amounts of one to cover for the other and visa-versa. At the end I would 30mg Norco QTH when out of morphine. I would crush 6, 30mg morphine tablets daily while out of the Norco. Of course I found myself without either drug for up to a week at a time goi...
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Methadone 10mg Asc 116
WHAT COMPANY MAKES THESE ASC 116 AND WHEN DID THEY COME OUT ON THE MARKET? ## January, 2012 ## That date is correct and the manufacturer is Ascend Laboratories, LLC. Are there any other questions or comments? ## Yeah, what is the difference between this pill and the 10mg methadone white round pill labled 54/142 and scored on the other side, is it just the manufacturer? I usually get the 54/ 142 and pay about $22 for 150 I had to go to a different pharmacy this month and they gave me the ascertain 116 ones and charged me $90 for the same 150!! I mean I don't have insurance but this seems outrageous. Could it maybe just have been the pharmacy I went to? Also, I want to make sure there wont be a difference in my pain management on these pills. Thanks ## hey these are made by ascend lab...
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Doctors in Louisiana that prescribe methadone for chronic pain
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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Any Doctors Who Prescribe Methadone in or around Burlington NC
I am a single mother of 2 & have chronic back pain & I can't afford to continue to go bk & forth to the clinic everyday!! Please somebody help me!!!! I live in Burlington, NC. If anybody knows a good Dr. near me please let me know!!!! Thank you very much!!! ## I may not have a personal doctor I can refer you to, but based on my research, Greenville was the closest city I was able to locate doctors in, who are known for prescribing methadone and other related medications. Posted below are a few you may want to consider contacting: Rickie Wade Ellis, M.D. Port Human Services 4300-110 Sapphire Court Greenville, NC 27834 (252)830-7560 Gening Zhu, M.D. PORT Human Services 2245 Stantonburg Road Greenville, NC 27834 (252)752-0483 Winston Earl Lane, III, M.D. P.O. Box 20128 502-...
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methadone and surgery
I'm having surgery for knee replacement and this is the first time I've had surgery and general anaesthetic while on methadone. Can anyone advise me about the safety of this and how they will treat post-operative pain? ## I have had two surgerys while on methadone, you will be fine they gave me percocet for pain and it took the edge off which is what it should do, alot of people think they should be pain free after a surgrey while taking pain pills but that is not the case hope all goes well ## Hello. If you are on methadone maintenance for opiate addiction, you will need to tell the surgon so he/she knows how to treat your pain and your general sedation. Methadone won't help your post op pain, so he/she will have to prescribe another type of painkiller. One of the reasons i...
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Massachusetts North Shore - Doctor that prescribes methadone for severe back pain withdrawals
I have been on hydrocodone 30mg for about 3 years and started small but is now up to 4 a day just to feel fine and it has got very expensive and cant afford to do them anymore and it cost me my job... i literally cant get out of bed the withdrawals are so bad the back pain and restless arms and legs are the worse.. I have tried to quit 3 or 4 times now, once i bought 10 suboxone off a buddy and tried and only made 4 days and i vomited almost every day because it taste so nasty... i got out of detox on 1/17/13 and tried staying off but only lasted 2 days until i couldnt do it anymore and the detox center gave me methadone and it really helped and i need to get back to work have tons of bills that havent been paid in a while.... I been trying to go to clinic but had to wait for insurance ...
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what can i not take with methadone
Can i take klonopin with methadone This is my first time taking methadone they are 10mg but my klonopin I take about 50mg ## You CAN NOT mix methadone and klonopin !! Not on high doses such as that. It can cause respiratory failure. I could get into the medical explanation of it, yet it would be much more beneficial and correct for you to look it up....the effects of mixing methadone(any opiate really) with klonopin(benzos) Just be safe and research or ASK YOUR DR!!!! ## I have absolutely never ever heard of anyone in my life being on 50 mg of Klonopin. Are u sure that is the dose you take or is that your meth dose? And u take 10 mg of Klonopin? I currently take 1 mg of Klonopin and I am allowed up to 3 pills a day, so 3 mg a day. I used to be on Valium 5 mg 3 x a day, but I definitely ...
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methadone stronger
I take 160mg if methadone I am tapering from 190mg and I feel awful by end if the day. Is there any OTC meds that can make it last longer?? I heard grapefruit juice but had no luck ## Hello, Crowe! How are you? I am sorry about the problem that you're having. Have you consulted your doctor about it? Jumping down 30mgs might just be too big of a drop for your body to handle and you may need to go a little slower. However, Methadone is notoriously hard to get off of, so it is likely that may always experience some withdrawal effects. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. ## Dear Crowe, I was on 110mg of methadone and decided it was time 4 me 2 taper down. ...
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Looking For Pain Meds In The Medford Grants Pass Oregon Area
need a good dr in the medford grants pass oregon area. also looking for hydro or oxys to purchase ## Hi Gia, In regards to finding a pain doctor, I have listed below a couple websites specific to locating pain management doctors in a given area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results: doctorsforpain.com/physicians/index.html You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another: wellness.com/find/pain%20management%20specialist Many of the results you find (in one or both of the links above) also list a phone number for that specific doctor; I'd suggest calling up a number of them to see if they prescribe the type of medication you are seeking to manage your pain. You may also have to ask if they are ac...
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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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