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- What is methadone-oral tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for methadone-oral tablet?
- Is methadone-oral tablet available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for methadone-oral tablet?
- What are the side effects of methadone-oral tablet?
- What is the dosage for methadone-oral tablet?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with methadone-oral tablet?
- Is methadone-oral tablet safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about methadone-oral tablet?
What is methadone-oral tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Methadone is a strong, synthetic (man-made) narcotic that acts on the central nervous system (brain) in a manner similar to other narcotics. It is used in the management of narcotic addiction and for pain control. Methadone was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration on August 13 1947.
What brand names are available for methadone-oral tablet?
Dolophine; Methadone HCl Intensol; Methadose; Methadose Sugar-Free
Is methadone-oral tablet available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for methadone-oral tablet?
What are the side effects of methadone-oral tablet?
Methadone is very addicting and causes significant sedation and respiratory depression. Methadone side effects include:
- stomach upset,
- shallow breathing,
- hallucinations or confusion,
- chest pain,
- fast or pounding heartbeat,
- trouble breathing,
- feeling light-headed,
- fainting, and
These tend to happen during the first few days as the body adjusts to the medication.
Methadone also may cause:
Some of these side effects may go away with continued use.
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