methadone - injection, Dolophine
GENERIC NAME: METHADONE - INJECTION (METH-a-done)
BRAND NAME(S): Dolophine
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 using 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 using smaller doses to treat narcotic drug addiction. Do not increase your dose or use 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 uses this drug, get medical help right away.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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