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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 dependence. It was developed in Germany in 1937, mainly because Germany required a reliable internal source of opioids. It is an acyclic analog of morphine and heroin. Methadone acts on the same opioid receptors as these drugs, and has ma...

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Sacramento, Ca area doctor who prescribes methadone for pain
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Both my husband and I have been on methadone for pain mgmt for over 5 yrs. We moved to Marysville, Ca and can't find a doctor that prescribes methadone so we are extending our search area to include Sacramento area doctors. We are both ill from withdraw and after a very tearful conclusion that we had no options but to enroll at the local methadone clinic. we are back home worse than ever as they won't take us because we take it for pain. Of course by now we are completely addicted but because we weren't on it exclusively for addiction they just said good luck and there's the door. PLEASE help. We are self employed and money is not an issue even if we have to pay to see a doctor. ## There is no such thing as a Methadone doctor, that might be what's complicating things...
Updated 6 minutes ago.
iam looking for a private doctor to prescribe methadone in kent england
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Iam looking for a private doctor to prescribe methadone on a monthly basis. I live in Kent, England, iam willing to travel to London. I have been on methadone for over 20 years but my local centre is reducing everyone including myself. I do not want this, I want a maintenance script & if I have to go private & pay for this then I will. Can anyone help me with a name & number of a private doctor in the South of England please ??? THANKYOU. ## Same thing happening in Manchester UK , trying to force reduce you, any way im sick if being in there pocket ! Iv tapered from 90ml to 10ml , then jumped , been in methadone 18 years , was s***ting it coming off, did it on my own good nutrition get fit before hand with meth storing in ya tissue I can linger a week in ya body. took valium...
Updated 3 hours ago.
Liquid Methadone color discrepancy
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My husband is taking liquid methadone has been for about four years and this morning he noticed his medicine was cloudy and then he took his other doses out and found several others of his doses were too. They were filled at the same time. Is this supposed to happen? And is it common? He said he hasn't bee feeling right for the last couple of days. I am worried, has anyone have this happen to thiers? And what could cause it? ## I'm not sure, but it makes me wonder if perhaps they didn't mix it properly. Has he tried calling the clinic or doctor that he receives it from to ask them? What are the symptoms he's experiencing when he says he isn't feeling right? ## never heard of cloudy methadone unless juice is added.even then its not cloudy. Is this is the clear or red ...
Updated 16 hours ago.
methadone 54 143
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Im looking for a doctor that would prescription for methadone, im currently on the fentayl patch -75mcg, 8 mg of dilaudid 4 x a day every 6 hours for break through pain, xanax 2 mg. 3 times a day as needed for panic attacls, soma compound for muscle spasms , i have been om methadone in the past for pain, can u reccomemd me to.a doctor in nassau county long i sland new york, to substitute all the pain meds im on for methadone, i can be reached at {edited for privacy} ## Hi, Michael! How are you? I'm sorry, but there is no central directory of doctors that will prescribe any given medication. And when it comes to Methadone, most are reluctant to prescribe it for pain, because it carries a very high addiction rate. Learn more Methadone details here. Since you're on Fentanyl, which ...
Updated 18 hours ago.
Need HELP! finding a doctor that will prescribe methadone for pain management in West Tennessee
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I have a unique situation. I am a recovering addict with severe chronic pain. I have really bad scoliosis that's in my neck and back and been in several really bad car wrecks. Lets just say I'm a tree magnet when riding with other people. I have been on suboxone and subutex for the last 2 years. Before then I was going to the methadone clinic on and off for a few years but I couldn't pay for it anymore so I had to stop going. And before and during that I was going to the pain clinic for my back and neck pain. I was prescribed 120 10mg oxycodone and 120 60mg Morphine. Before all that I was Doing like 6 to 10 80mg OxyContin and 6 to 10 200mg morphine a day off the street from age 16-24. This was before I got insurance and found out I had scoliosis at the age of 24 and now abou...
Updated 19 hours ago.
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...
Updated 19 hours ago.
Methadone Maintainance & WEIGHT GAIN!!!HELP!!!
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I AM A METHADONE MAINTAINANCE PATIENT, CLEAN FROM OXYCONTIN FOR THREE+ YEARS & I HAE PACKED ON 40 POUNDS! I AM RETAINING WATER & EXPERIENCE HORRIBLE CONSTIPATION...ANYONE WITH SIMILAR ISSUES OR TIPS TO HELP ME OR FIND THE CAUSE??? ## Kali, I've taken Methadone for years (chronic pain). It is a side effect of methadone on the constipation & retaining water (edema). Try taking a stool softener like colace two every night. If that don't help take a mild laxative also. On the retaining water you can take a water pill over the counter or ask your doc about taking a diuretic. Sorry I don't know about the weight gain. But, I've got you beat on the weight gain 55 POUNDS!!! Good Luck, Gina ## I have gained over 20 pounds, but I don't think that it is due to the Me...
Updated 23 hours ago.
Need doctor Jacksonville Forida or St. Augustine, FL that prescribes methadone and valium.
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I have been taking Methadone for over a year at a clinic to get off of some of the pain medications prescribed to me, one of them Xanax (been taking seven years or more) for severe anxiety and PTSD. My doctor that was prescribing my Xanax office closed. Now wondering what to do because I am very close to running out of my benzo and can not seem to find another doctor. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Much rather have assistance with being withdrawn by doctor than do it by myself! ## Hello, Williams! How are you? To continue the Methadone, you're only option is to stay at the clinic. It is illegal for a regular doctor to prescribe it for addiction or maintenance. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as ...
Updated 1 day 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 1 day ago.
methadone and klonopin chat room
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I have taken 100mg of methadone around 0600 then I took another 100 mg. About an hour later. Now I have been taking .5 mg of klonopins about four times today...I don't feel high...I'm not nodding out....should I be concerned that I won't wake up? ## Possibly yes I've recently lost two friends that overdosed on benzodiazepines and opiates .be careful.moderation is key ## I'm also on suboxone and klonopin. I take(24) of subs. And (3) of klonopin every day. As long as u take them as prescribed, u don't have 2 worry. But, don't abuse them, because, u can run into trouble. I don't know everything, but I'm a nurse and I can tell u what I do know. Any other ??? Feel free 2 ask. ## I take 70mg methadone daily.. usually around 5am bc that's when I'm up...
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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.

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