Methadose (Oral)

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stopping methadose

   i am wondering if you stop taking your methados will you have trouble breathing?
by worried daughter, 09/08/2006

Is methadone better for me??

My x-rays show 2 bulging and 1 herniated disk in my lower back. My doctor gives me loratab 10 120 a month but I find that they don't help me and don't relieve the pain long enough. I find myself taking more to get more relief. How can I g...
by Darrell in Lake City, Fl, 10/16/2007

what is the differance in methdone and methadose

what is the differance between methdone and methdose is one stronger then the other or are there a differance in the way they are made ? like generic or brand name? or what? please help me with this so i can get the ppproper medication for my pain, rs...
by anita in united states of america, 04/14/2006

explanation of Methadose oral concentrate 10mg/ml chemical make up

While reading the product insert on Methadose oral concentrate 10mg/ml. I learned that it was in racemic form. Could you please explain racemic to me? Keep in mind that I wasn't great in chemistery class so please explain it to me in lay terms.Your ti...
by Joel in Birmingham, AL., 01/08/2006

How to take Methadose?

Are you supposed to mix tablets with water until disolved? My friend's husband was given this in the hospital and they just gave him a tablet not mixed with water. I know this is very addictive and only want to take for pain. Thank you.
by h Stonn in Tennessee, 04/27/2006

Methadose (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Methadose (Oral)

Methadose (Oral) Medication Classification

METHADONE (By mouth)

Methadose (Oral) Brandname

Methadone HCl Intensol, Methadose, Dolophine HCl

Methadose (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Methadone (METH-a-done) Treats severe and chronic pain. It is also used to control withdrawal symptoms in patients being treated for narcotic drug addiction. Belongs to a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics.

When To Not Use Methadose (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to methadone, or to other types of narcotic pain medicine such as codeine.

How Should You Use Methadose (Oral)

Tablet, Tablet for Suspension, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • Mix the oral concentrate with 2 tablespoons of liquid (unless your doctor tells you something different). Drink the medicine right away.
  • Mix the tablet for suspension with water or another liquid, then drink the mixture right away. Do not swallow the tablet, and do not use it without mixing it in liquid first.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Methadose (Oral) Storage

Store Methadose (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Methadose (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Methadose (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any other kind of medicine that could make you drowsy, such as sedatives, cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, or strong pain killers.

Methadose (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking methadone if you have asthma, seizures, low blood pressure, liver or kidney disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine can be habit-forming. You should not use more than your doctor ordered.
  • If you have taken this medicine for several weeks, ask your doctor before stopping. You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness or confusion. Be careful if driving a car or using machinery.

Methadose (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast or slowed heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Hives, skin rash, or itching
  • Severe confusion, hallucinations
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or weakness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth, nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Excessive sweating, facial flushing (redness)

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