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Possible side effects of Methadone from the FDA
Partial listing of methadone's side effects include the following:
Methadone can cause life threatening
breathing and heart problems which can lead to death. Call a doctor right away if you:
have trouble breathing
have extreme drowsiness and breathing slows down
have slow shallow breathing (little chest movement with breathing)
fast or slowed heartbeat
feel faint, very dizzy, confused, have palpitations (irregular heart beat) or any other
These can be symptoms that you have taken too much (overdose of) Methadone, or the dose
is too high for you. They can also be symptoms of a serious heart reaction.
These symptoms can lead to serious problems or death if not treated right away.
Methadone can cause your blood pressure to drop. This can make you feel
dizzy if you get up too fast from sitting or lying down.
Methadone can cause physical dependence. Do not stop taking Methadone or any
other opioid without first talking to your doctor. You could become sick with
uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms because your body has become used to these
medicines. Talk to your doctor about slowly stopping Methadone to avoid getting
sick with withdrawal symptoms. Physical dependency is not the same as drug
For patients using Methadone for pain treatment, there is a chance of abuse
or addiction with Methadone. The chance is higher if you are or have been
addicted to or abused other medicines, street drugs, or alcohol, or if you have
a history of mental problems. Some common side effects of Methadone are
lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and sweating. Other
side effects include weakness, headache, constipation, itching, and dry mouth.
Heart Attack FDA Overdose Warning: Methadone Can Cause Heart Attack and Death
Overdose risk includes heart attack in those taking methadone for pain
Dolophine FDA Information on the Narcotic Pain Medicine Methadone (Dolophine)
Methadone (Dolophine) is a controlled substance used to treat pain
Methadone FDA: Taking Methadone May Result in Death and Dangerous Side Effects
Treatment of pain with methadone can be deadly--Drug Lawyers