Brand Names: Dolophine, Methadose, etc.
Generic Names: Methadone
What is Methadone, and what does it manage?
Methadone is a popular drug that is useful in the treatment of chronic pain and opioid addiction. You can also buy Methadone online for opioid maintenance therapy. Doctors also use this drug to detoxify the patient, as it can achieve detoxification in less than a month or over at a slower pace, which takes over six months. A single dose of this medicine can provide immediate relief, but to experience the full effect of the medication, you have to wait for at least five days.
Methadone works by changing how your brain responds to pain. It also blocks the effect of high you get from hydrocodone, morphine, heroin, codeine, and oxycodone. The doctor might also prescribe this medicine if you are experiencing a lot of pain from surgery, injury, or chronic illness.
How should I take Methadone?
You can get the dosage information and a medical guide along with the medicine when you order Methadone online. It is a good idea to take as much dose as your doctor prescribe, taking more than the amount prescribed by your doctor can lead to severe problems.
You should only open the packaging of the tablet only when you are going to take them. You can swallow the pill or take it with water. The dosage of the medicine will vary according to your condition, age, weight, and other factors as your health care provider deem fit for you. The typical dosage of this drug is as follows:
Moderate to severe pain
- 2.5mg at an interval of 8 to 12 hours
- The doctor can change the dosage if required
Detoxification of opioid addiction
- The first dose – 20-30mg
- Your doctor might give you an additional 5-10mg after waiting for two to four hours
- The typical dose is 20mg which you should take two times a day
- The maximum dosage should not exceed 40mg per day
Maintenance of opioid addiction
- 80-120mg per day
You should not alter the dosage without consulting with your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking Methadone?
Taking this drug with other medicines can cause serious health issues like breathing problems, seizures, dizziness, etc. You should not take other medications without a doctor’s consultation while taking this drug. You should also refrain from alcohol consumption, as it can increase the harmful effects of this medicine.
What are the possible aftereffects of Methadone?
You can experience aftereffects of this drug like
- Dry mouth
These symptoms usually disappear after a few days, but if they last longer than just a few days, or causing you problems, then you should inform your doctor about them.
Rare/serious side effects
- Some severe side effects of Methadone includes
- Chest pain
- Breathing problems
- Irregular blood pressure
- Fast heart rate
- Dilated pupils
- Stomach cramps
- Trouble sleeping
- Muscle aches and backache
There are side effects that you should not ignore and immediately get help from a medical professional if you experience them after taking the medications.