When people start a new medication, it is important to be aware of how the medication is classified, its side effects, and signs which may indicate the medication is being misused. The following article will review the medication Methadose, including its side effects and signs to watch for if someone begins to develop a Methadose addiction.
Methadose is a pain-relieving prescription medication that can also be taken to reduce withdrawal symptoms in patients who are addicted to opioid narcotics, like heroin. This medication is beneficial for people with opioid misuse disorder because it helps them without producing the high associated with other opioids. Methadose itself is an opioid analgesic, which is often part of a more thorough substance use disorder detoxification and maintenance program.
Just like any medication, Methadose is associated with some side effects. Common side effects of Methadose are missed menstrual periods in female patients, anxiety, constipation, decreased interest in sexual intercourse, irritability, restlessness, weight changes, nausea, constipation, vomiting, and dizziness. These common Methadose side effects should dissipate as the body adjusts to the medication. If they do not go away, let your doctor or pharmacist know.
You should notify your doctor immediately if you notice serious Methadose side effects, such as black stools, bleeding gums, blood or urine in stool, blurred vision, changes in skin color, chest discomfort or pain, convulsions, difficulty breathing, wheezing, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, extreme fatigue, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, hives, muscle pain or cramps, unusual bleeding or bruising, swelling of the face, and pinpoint red spots on the skin.
Methadose patients who take the medication as directed by their doctor may still develop a psychological or physical reliance on the drug. If you begin to think someone in your life is misusing Methadose, seek help today. Signs of Methadose addiction include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Methadose, losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, exhibiting a poor performance at work or school, and acting irregularly at home.
Methadose patients who have been taking the medication over an extended period of time may notice long-term effects. One major long-term effect of Methadose is physical tolerance. Because Methadose is an opioid, it builds a physical tolerance in patients rather quickly. This physical tolerance can then predispose Methadose patients to addiction. Other physical long-term effects of extended Methadose treatments are damages to the nerves, liver, and brain.
If you or someone you love is struggling with Methadose addiction or another form of substance use disorder, do not delay in getting the professional help you need. The Recovery Village offers patients many treatment programs and resources to help them live a happier, substance-free life.
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