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- What is methadone liquid-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for methadone liquid-oral?
- Is methadone liquid-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for methadone liquid-oral?
- What are the uses for methadone liquid-oral?
- What are the side effects of methadone liquid-oral?
- What is the dosage for methadone liquid-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with methadone liquid-oral?
- Is methadone liquid-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about methadone liquid-oral?
What is methadone liquid-oral, 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 liquid-oral?
Dolophine; Methadone HCl Intensol; Methadose; Methadose Sugar-Free
Is methadone liquid-oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for methadone liquid-oral?
What are the uses for methadone liquid-oral?
Methadone is used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain when non-narcotic pain medications have failed. The extended release methadone tablets should be reserved for severe and continuous pain that requires long-term pain treatment after a failed trial of non-narcotic medications and should be avoided in individuals requiring as-needed pain control.
What are the side effects of methadone liquid-oral?
Methadone is very addicting and causes significant sedation and respiratory depression. Methadone side effects include:
- tomach upset,
- shallow breathing,
- chest pain,
- fast or pounding heartbeat,
- trouble breathing,
- feeling light-headed,
- fainting, and
These tend to occur 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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