What is Liquid Methadone Used For?
Methadone is a medication that’s often used to ease withdrawal symptoms for people addicted to narcotics like heroin. It works by “blocking” the high that opiate drugs give and alleviating the common symptoms of withdrawal such as anxiety, depression and nausea. With the use of methadone to lessen the unpleasant effects, it becomes easier for people struggling with the psychological disease of addiction to avoid seeking illicit drugs to cure their symptoms, thus beginning the road to recovery.
The issue with methadone is that it is itself addictive, and according to Livestrong, “Opiate addicts have been known to exchange their methadone for opiates, and continue misusing. There is also the danger of overdose if the person addicted to the drug combine methadone with other drugs, such as alcohol. While methadone actually blocks the opiate high, the person suffering from substance use disorder may still combine opiates and methadone with deadly results.”
In addition to being addictive, there are common side effects of liquid methadone and methadone in pill form. Side effects include insomnia, muscle weakness, anxiety and nervousness. More serious side effects of methadone include hallucinations, chest pain and fainting.
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