Category: Opioid Dependence

Methadone Overview

Methadone, sold under the brand name Dolophine among others, is an opioid used for opioid maintenance therapy in opioid dependence and for chronic pain management.[4] Detoxification using methadone can be accomplished in less than a month, or it may be done gradually over as long as six months.[4] While a single dose has a rapid effect, maximum effect can take up to five days of use.[4] The pain-relieving effects last about six hours after a sin...

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What cold medicine can I take with Methadone?

I am taking 70 mg daily methadone, have been going to clinic for 2 mths now. I have a severe sinus cold/infection and was wondering what OTC medication I can take without the risk of an adverse reaction? Ugh, just want to be able to breathe again!!! ## I had a chance to look at the UCLA Health drug interactions list between Methadone and Nyquil. Unfortunately it lists a number of interactions which would likely deem the combination unsafe. This is because of the ingredients contained inside Nyquil (Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Doxylamine Succinate, Alcohol, and more). 1. Methadone w/ Doxylamine, MODERATE interaction: "Concomitant use of opioid agonists with doxylamine may cause excessive sedation and somnolence. Limit the use of opioid pain medications with doxylamine to only pa...

Methadone to MS Contin conversion

I worked with hospice for many years. If we changed pt from Methadone to MS Contin it was calculated at a 10/1 ratio. I was on 30 mg of Methadone but due to prolong q wave cardiologist felt med needed changed. I was put on MS Contin and the med tech argued that is a one to one conversion so my dose went up. When did the conversion change and why am I in such withdrawal and severe pain? ## Unfortunately, there is no definitive conversion between Methadone, and other opiates. However, the current ratio used is 1 to 4.7, this is taken from the NCBI Journal of Palliative Medicine. You may not be on the correct dose, at this time. Have you informed your doctor about the problems you're experiencing? The FDA warns that opioids carry the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effe...

Searching for a methadone clinic in michigan

Hey, I just moved from Upper Michigan to Bay city.. I'm addicted to morphine and have been taking it for 7 years. I'm looking for a methadone clinic down here. I need some guidance please. Been trying to get this monkey off my back but I know I can't go cold turkey. I pray I can figure out something today cuz if not I may not be here tomorrow. ## The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a helpline that you can call, for free, to find assistance wherever you live in the U.S. You can reach them at 800-662-4357, they are available 24/7, 365 days a year. One of the things they do is provide referrals to a treatment center that is local to you. Methadone is an opiate, so the FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side eff...

Methadone Pill Doctors Spokane WA

I was in a car accident when I was 16 and have 2 slipped discs, degenerate disc disease, and Chron's disease. I started taking pain medication young and developed a tolerance so I moved to Washington, Spokane and haven't found a Dr to take me. I got on the methadone clinic paying cash. I lost my job and I got kicked off. I am so sick. I need a Dr to prescribe methadone please help. ## Hi Miranda, I'm so sorry to hear about your situation, you are definitely not alone in this. Just know that you will find the help you need, if you believe it's possible. Here is a link to a directory of doctors in Spokane, WA who can prescribe Methadone: This may be slightly off topic, but I also recommend eating plent...

Are there any Doctors who prescribe methadone maintanance in Northern Ca?

I am addicted to H and Oxys and have been purchasing Methadone pills on the black market. Are there any Docs in Northern California who prescribe methadone ?? Need help. ## Hello, Mrtoes! How are you? Regular doctors aren't allowed to prescribe it for addiction/maintenance. Under the current laws, it can only be given for that in a clinical setting by those that have been specially trained in its use for such. Thus, you're only solution is to go to a Methadone clinic. Learn more Methadone details here. Since it is a very potent opiate, it also has the potential to be habit forming, so it must be used very carefully, it can also cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Can you post back with your nearest major city? If so, someone may...

methadone different manufacture less effective?

Has anyone using methadone for pain control found Roxa brand less efective than mallinckro for controlling there pain. Since taking the Roxa brand my pain has come back, I did talk with the pharmacy about this and she said most likley a major flare up. Does anyone know anything about this? It just seem wired to me because my pain started 3 days after the switch. Thanks ## Yes it is possible that your body can react differently to the same medication from different manufacturers. Are you able to obtain the Mallinckrodt version from anywhere else? ## Thanks for the responce Roy. I did get back on the Mallinckro methadone and it has made a difference. Has anyone had backorders in their part of the country? I live in WA state and its been hard to get my RX filled for methadone? Does anyone ...

Getting away from the liquid handcuffs

Methadone...if you please She'll sneak up on you, Like a thief in the night. She'll smother you, drown you Til you have no more fight. She'll bring a grown man Down to his knees. Methadone...if you please. She'll ruin your life With that first single dose. She'll keep you forever From those you hold close. She'll bring a grown man Down to his knees. Methadone...if you please. She'll rid you of pain but f*** with your brain so you don't even know that YOU'VE GOT TO LET HER GO. She'll bring a grown man Down to his knees. Methadone...if you please. If ever the time was right, it's NOW To throw down and run believe it and how. Don't look back, keep going Go as far as you can Get rid of this poison so you can breathe freely again. Therefore, as...

Are Doctors beginning to NOT prescribe methadone anymore for chronic pain?

I am 56 years old and am disabled due to a work-related injury therefore I am rich by no means! I have heard that they are considering taking methadone off the market due to too many overdose issues, plus people on it, get a prescription filled and sell it for profit making it even harder for folks like me who take my meds honestly as prescribed. If Methadone is removed from the market, what am I supposed to do? I already know I can not go off this stuff cold turkey and am scared. Does anyone know any doctors in the Warner Robins-Macon, GA area that prescribe Methadone ILLEGITIMATELY? I am not looking to sell meds, I just want to be sure I will not be in pain. I've been on Methadone since November 2008 and so far it works fine for me. I just neeed a backup plan just in case that doe...

I Need A Methadone Doctor In Northern California

Please help...If you know of a doctor in northern california who will prescribe methadone around 180 monthly for a severe spinal injury, please let me know. I am a good man with kids just trying to live a normal life..I have great medical coverage but cant find a doc that will help ...thank you and bless your family. ## The biggest problem you may be having is trying to ask a doctor for a specific medication. Any doctor can prescribe Methadone for pain, but if you're specifically asking for it, then they see that as drug seeking behavior. The best thing you can do is to go see a new doctor and make sure that they are sent, or that you take with you, a full copy of your medical records. If they can see the diagnoses and what works to help you, as has been documented by a fellow physi...

Switching from methadone to suboxone temporarily

I am thinking about switching from methadone to suboxone just temporarily until I get over the methadone detox, but will it put me in withdrawal if I stay on 30 mg a week, then be clean for 3-4 days?! ## Oh jus to add more information to my post I can either come off 30 mg methadone cold turky using tramadol or go to suboxone I'm afraid my methadone level won't be low enuff can anyone please help ## No. Its a perfect reason to switch but if ur gona go through the withdraw n be ok maybe dont go back. I get it ur body detixing from one opiate while not getting hooked on another yet but stick w it n get off. Ur on anlow dose n u xan do it. Better then methadone. N u have mlre options now instesd of subs. Too Zubsolve is like a mint ## Generally, you have to be in full withdrawal, b...


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: (79 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.
  • 0904-6530 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Major Pharmaceuticals
  • 10544-377 Methadone Hydrochloride 5 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-378 Methadone Hydrochloride 10 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 59 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Methadone or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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