Information about methadone

What is methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic opiate narcotic that is prescribed for pain management as well as erroneously for the treatment of other opioid dependence, such as heroin or OxyContin addiction. It was developed in Germany in 1937. Methadone comes as a tablet, a dispersible tablet (can be dissolved in liquid), a solution (liquid), and a concentrated solution (liquid that must be diluted before use) to take by mouth.

Some brand names of methadone are Dolophine, Eptadone, Methadone, Methadose and Physeptone

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Methadone may cause slowed breathing and irregular heartbeat which may be life-threatening. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: difficulty breathing; extreme drowsiness; slow, shallow breathing; fast, slow, pounding or irregular heartbeat; faintness; severe dizziness; or confusion.

What are the side effects of methadone?

Methadone dose in liquid formMethadone is a highly toxic drug and can have many side effects, including:

- drowsiness
- weakness
- headache
- nausea
- vomiting
- constipation
- loss of appetite
- weight gain
- stomach pain
- dry mouth
- sweating
- flushing
- difficulty urinating
- swelling of the hands, arms, feet, and legs
- mood changes
- vision problems
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- decreased sexual desire or ability
- missed menstrual periods

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