Long Term Effects Of Metadone?

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My daughter father has been on methadone for about six years. Him and I have a good relationship but we are no longer together. Anyways I am wondering what the long term health effects of methadone? I would like to know what the future has to bring for my daughter.



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Verwon Says:

Well, according to research done and released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Methadone has been found to have few adverse biological effects with either long or short term use.

Adult patients have been studied using it for continuous periods of up to 14 years.

The main issues that are caused by it are just due to the regular side effects, such as nausea, drowsiness and constipation.

It can also be habit forming itself, so few people ever stop taking it, they usually end up requiring a lifelong maintenance dose.

Learn more Methadone details here.

And in regards to your daughter, while it's always best to be careful about anyone that's medicated and around a child, if he's shown no danger signs in 6 years, it isn't likely that he's going to and the research I mentioned that can be found on the NIDA website backs that up, but you should always use your own best judgment.

As a matter of fact, they even mention that Methadone hasn't been found to impair driving or operating of machinery in most people that take it.

Are there any other questions I can help with?

I hope this put your mind at ease, at least a little! :-)

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Looking for the truth Says:

Hi thanks for the 411. I did try and do my own research but I was thinking that the government wont say its bad because they want people to continue taking it. I was hoping someone who was experiencing problems would comment. As far as my daughter,I'm not worried about him hurting her physically: I am worried about him dying and hurting her emotionally in the future.

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