Methadone

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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HELP GETTING ON METHADONE FROM SUBOXONE

I'M GOING ON METHADONE NEXT WEEK. HOW SOON CAN I START THE METHADONE AFTER MY LAST SUBOXONE? ## I am currently suppose to take 3 8mg.films a day ive been weining myself down I only take 1 film now.i start the methadone clinic Thursday should I not take anything wed.and will I go into any withdrawls. ## I was stuck on methadone for 13 yrs, Big mistake if you stop Sub's to go on Methadone. If you do go on Methadone, plan on being on it for many years or life. Suboxone is the best way to go. Monthly supply. Methadone, you have to go every day and earn take homes. I'm lucky to be alive because of Methadone. Very addicting, can't even go 1 day without it. Its just a money making legal way to sell hard core narcotics. Good luck whatever you choose. Read up real closely before ...

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Tapering off Methadone (hard but doable)

I was on Methadone for 6 years for back surgery, switched from Vicodin, Oxycodone, Duragesic patch, Oxycontin, tried it all, it ALL sucks, I am all healed up now so time to get off the Methadone, Hardest thing I have ever done! I went from 70-100mg a day now down to 1mg and change. Everyone I heard from said to TAPER! I guess it's been 4 months now, I still have to work and function (somewhat normal) But I hit a few brick walls, like at 30, then 10, then 5, but...you can go up a tad to feel better then come back down, just keep heading DOWN and you will get through it, no one has ever died from Methadone withdraw just remember that, I have no idea whats going to happen when i jump off in another week but it wont kill me :) ## I got trying to get off mdone . I went into my doctors of...

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can you be approved for weight loss surgery while being prescribed methadone opiate addiction

I am being prescribed methadone for opiate addiction been of all other drugs for 4 years I'm in the process of trying to have weight loss surgery and trying to find out if they will let me have it done since I'm on methadone? ## Hello, Brandy! How are you? Have you talked to the doctor or clinic that would be doing the surgery? There is a chance that you may not be able to, since if you're planning something like stomach banding, it can affect how some medications are absorbed. ## It puts you at greater risks for complications with anesthesia. For elective surgery it is a risk most drs would rather not take. Talk to your surgeon. ## I am having Gastic Sleeve surgery and have been on 110 mg of Methadone for 10 months. My surgeon has been wonderful. All is OK with anethesia an...

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Doctors Who Will Prescribe Pain Medication Portland Oregon

suffering from cronic headaches and neck pain due to a variety of events ## looking for a new dr. who will be willing to give me the same meds as I was taking before I moved here, they are narcotics that I take on a regualar basis for headaches and neck pain, hydro codone 10 to be exact, where I came from it is tough to find a dr. who will help you, how will I start over in Portland to find a helpful Dr.? ## I'd suggest looking for someone that specializes in pain management and making sure that they get a full copy of your medical records from your prior doctor. In many cases, if you go in asking for a specific medication they will see it as drug seeking behavior, but they can see what works for you as documented by other physicians, they are more likely to prescribe accordingly. L...

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Taking 40 mgs liquid methadone per dose

I go to a methadone clinic and recently got takehomes. I am trying to split my dose up so i can take it 3x a day. I get 140mgs. All I have is a med dropper that has tsps and mls. I only want to take about 40 mgs a time. How do I convert that with the med dropper I have? ## What about splitting it into 3 doses using 3 of the same size bottles/containers? ## If the dropper is 1 ml, it might be the same as 10mg ## Without knowing how many milliliters they give you in your take home bottle, no one can properly answer your question. Additionally, it would really be best to take it all at once, if that is what they have directed you to do. Altering your dosage, or the way it is taken, in any way, could go against the contractual agreement you have with them that allowed you to get take homes....

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Anyone heard of methadone clinics watering down methadose?

Anyone heard of methadone clinics "watering down" the methadose? There have been people at my clinic complaining of getting sick in the evening all of a sudden. ## It is more likely that they've gotten tolerant to whatever dose they are currently taking. That can happen with any medication, when you are taking it for awhile at the same dosage. There is no precise time frame, it can take years for some people and just a few months for others, it depends on their bodies. Learn more Methadone details here. Has anyone discussed it with those in charge? ## You said people complaining all of a sudden. I would have to ask approximately how many, how long have they been on their dose, and what if any other issues they might have in common. Such as alcohol, benzos, and any illicit dr...

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Help others in getting their pain medications go to care2petitionsite and sign demand that chronic suffers get medication now

Here it is, your sincere effort to help us all get back our right to having our pain medications now!! sign this petition to get action and be a part in changing the DEA'a plan that is surely not working. Give us back our lives, Let the junkies overdose is they so choose to. Go to "Care2petitionsite" now sign the petition on "demand that chronic pain sufferers get their medication now, by valerie. I thank you for your support. Feel free to share it because the more signatures that we get the sooner we can make this a reality. ## Valerie - you are who I was looking for as I just put something similar on the discussion table under Chronic Pain patients organizing to fight for the civil rights. I am ready to sign, protest, fight and help in any way I can - Colorado is getti...

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methadone clinics don't care

I been going to the methadone clinic in Birmingham for 3 years,I always pay for my dose,but this one day I ask to charge and I had to damn near get on my knees and beg to charge,Three years of paying and I ask for help this one time so you think they help me,he'll no,they don't care. ## I would pay like clock work but one day i owed 7 dollars and the medicating nurse was going to refuse medicating me. But another nurse told her to go ahead and dose me. In the early days I thought methadone centers where there to help improve your life ? But when the 1980s came and Reagan cut federal money to MHMR's doctor's opened up their on private methadone clinics.That's when it became cut and dry money for methadone and if you don't like it, go back to your street drug life ...

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Methadone Maintainance & WEIGHT GAIN!!! HELP!!!

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...

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need a doctor in the area of georgetown sc for methadone.

I am 30 yrs old with 2 kiddos. One is 8 and 3 both are girls and I has severe chronic back pain. I was parallized from waste down when my 8 yrs old was 3 months old. I finally was able to walk again by the grace of God and help from family. I was prescribed the prescription of 10mg methodone from my famaily doctor now he has left the practiceto take care of his parents in another state and now I am lost for words Bc I have not got any refills and bo doctor Pls help. ## Any doctor that is licensed to practice medicine can prescribe it for pain, so the best thing to do would be to find a new doctor, set up an appointment, make sure they receive a full copy of your medical records, then discuss your needs, in person, at the appointment. However, be careful not to ask about the prescribing ...

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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.

NDC Database Records for Methadone: (81 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.
  • 61 more results ...

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

Related Methadone Topics:

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 ... 249 replies
Methadone Maintainance & WEIGHT GAIN!!! HELP!!!
I AM A METHADONE MAINTAINANCE PATIENT, CLEAN FROM OXYCONTIN FOR THREE+ YEARS & I HAE PACKED ON 40 POUNDS! I AM RETAI... 231 replies
Methadone Doctor
Hi. I need to find help. I am addicted to pain pills and would really like to get off of them. I have tried methadone an... 196 replies
methadone and morphine together
MY HUSBAND HAS BLADDER CANCER AND WAS PRESCRIBED 20 MG OF METHADONE EVERY MORNING. HE WAS ALSO GIVEN MORPHIN SULFATE 60 ... 160 replies
Methadone and Garcinia Cambogia
I have been on methadone for 10 years for fibro. I take 60-100 mgs a day. I have recently begun taking garcinia cambogia... 131 replies
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 star... 95 replies
methadone and surgery
I'm having surgery for knee replacement and this is the first time I've had surgery and general anaesthetic whil... 91 replies
Methadone NO NO NO!!!!!
Methadone is the worst drug and most wicked drug in this entire world. They give it to people like me with pill problems... 82 replies
Methadone Clinic that accepts medicaid for payment
live in seminole county, Florida. I am on medicaid and want to know if there is a clinic or doctor that will accept medi... 75 replies
methadone
anyone tell me about methadone ## Found this quote in another newsgroup: ------------ In blind trials, users who were gi... 64 replies




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