Methadone is a pain reliever that can be taken orally, as a pill, or injected. When prescribed as part of a treatment program for drug addiction or detoxification, it can be very helpful. However, when abused, methadone can cause addiction, overdose, or death, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription, which is why anyone using it should keep it under lock and key.

Commonly Known As: Dolophine, Methadose, Methadose Sugar-Free, Diskets

Long-term Symptoms

Taking opioid medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Fatal side effects can occur if you use opioid medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow down breathing. You should not use methadone if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.

Serious, life-threatening or fatal respiratory depression can also occur with use of methadone which can lead to a condition known as ARDS, a type of acute respiratory failure caused by fluid buildup in your lungs. The fluid prevents your lungs from filling with oxygen. Your blood is not able to get the oxygen it needs to carry to your body. Organs such as your kidneys can shut down from a lack of oxygen. ARDS is life-threatening and immediate treatment is needed.

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