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Methadone

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Eric Gibson

on 13 December 2013

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Transcript of Methadone

What is it?
Methadone
Side effects
Shallow breathing
hallucinations or confusion
Chest pains
dizziness
fainting
fast or pounding heart beat
trouble breathing
light headed
feeling weak or drowsy
Westadone
Dolophine
Methadose
''The high''
brand names
Methadone is a opioid pain reliever similar to morphine. its main uses is to reduce withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the ''high'' associated with the drugs.







Nick named ''jucie''
Some may experience sedation and other effects that are common to all opioid drugs. As treatment continues and a stable dose of methadone is established, tolerance to most of these effects develops. Those in treatment often describe the feeling of being on methadone as “normal.” Methadone treatment does not interfere with their thinking. They can work, go to school or care for family. Methadone also blocks the euphoric effect of heroin and other opioids, and in this way reduces the use of these drugs.
Some people say that methadone is just as “addictive” as heroin. People in methadone treatment do become tolerant to certain effects of the drug, and will experience withdrawal if they do not take their regular dose. But methadone fails to meet a full definition of “addictive” when we look at how and why the drug is used.
Addictive
chemical formula
C21 H27 NO
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