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Can you take other pain medications while on methadone for chronic pain?

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November 02, 2009 4:33AM

You should consult you physician.

Yes. If you are on methadone as a maintenance pain medication, there are other pain meds you can take for breakthrough pain, or to boost the effects of the methadone. One that is commonly prescribed to take with methadone is meperidine (generic Demerol) and phenergan.

The Demerol is a narcotic pain med, and the phenergan potentiates (boosts) the effectivenes of the Demerol, as well as preventing the nausea that some people experience when taking Demerol.

There are other pain meds that can be taken with methadone, but your doctor can best advise you on them, depending on your medical condition.