Methadone
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Methadone?

(METH a done)

• This medicine is used to relieve pain.

• This medicine is used to treat drug addiction and withdrawal.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have a fast heartbeat, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Avoid alcohol...

 
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