GENERIC NAME: METHADONE DISPERSIBLE TABLET - ORAL (METH-uh-doan)
BRAND NAME(S): Methadose
WARNING: Methadone has a high risk for abuse. It can also cause severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems and heartbeat problems. These problems are more likely to happen when this medication is first started, or when you are switching from another narcotic drug to methadone, or when the dose is increased. Breathing problems from methadone may not happen right away after taking a dose. Most heartbeat problems have happened in people using large doses of methadone for pain relief, but this problem can also occur in people taking smaller doses to treat narcotic drug addiction. Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than directed. Get medical help right away if you notice unusual slow/shallow breathing, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, or fainting.
Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent theft, misuse, or abuse. If a child accidentally swallows this drug, get medical help right away.
USES: This medication is used to treat addiction to narcotic drugs (such as heroin) as part of an approved treatment program. Methadone belongs to a class of drugs known as narcotic (opiate) analgesics. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other narcotic drugs.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to treat moderate to severe pain.
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