Taking methadone improperly will increase your risk of serious side effects or death. Even if you have used other narcotic medications, you may still have serious side effects from methadone.
How long does an individual need to be on methadone for pain pill addiction?
Methadone is for people who need help getting off heroin/opiates. For pain(methadone) pill addiction depends on the doctor. They also use methadone as a pain killer. ...
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What percentage of methadone users receive it for pain control?
Not many. I would say maybe 5% at my clinic. and we have 2,000 clients. Methadone is not a commonly prescribed pain killer. It is used for people to get off opiates far more often. ...
Can Methadone be used for pancreatic cancer pain?
Methadone is simply a narcotic anlegesic, or in other words it is a pain killer that is similar to morphine, oxycodone, codeine ect... It is a very effective pain killer because it has a very long half-life, meaning it stays active in the body for a long time. Morphine may ease pain for 4 to 6 hours where Methadone may be effective for 12 to 16 hours. It comes with it's attendant complications however, including narcosis, constipation, sleepiness and the danger of...
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Do people get prescribed methadone for any STD'S?
I have been on methadone for about a year now for drug rehabilitation and there are a few things I know. I can't say that anyone would be prescribed methadone for a STD in particular, but it is also used for pain treatment so if a STD is causing moderate to severe pain methadone may be prescribed for pain only. I hope this helps answer your question. -- Methadone is a synthesized biological enzyme. It is, in effect a copy of an enzyme...
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Does Ritalin decrease the potency of methadone?
while Ritalin has the word Meth in its chemical makeup it is very differant to Methadone. While Methadone is an opiate pain killer normally used for withdrawal but often used for pain Ritalin is actually a stimulant normally used for the treatment of ADD altho sometimes used for weightloss. In short no you cannot build tolerance to Methadone by taking Ritalin or vica versa for that matter. ...
Can you take methadone while in the army?
Absolutly not! You may still be able to join AFTER successful detox, but realize that there is no going back after signing. The military is now giving waivers to former addicts to make its quotas but for your sake and the sake of your fellow soilders please try to go at least a year on your own before trying. Good luck with your recovery and congrats on considering such a noble career. I just want to add to this. It's not...