What Is Methadone?
Methadone is most commonly prescribed to someone that has an addiction to drugs that contain opiates. Methadone aka Amidone, Dolophine, Heptadon, Methadose, Physeptone, Phy Symoro and many other names. This drug is similar to morphine in that it is a pain relieve for withdraws from opiates.
Methadone normally comes in a tablet form. It can also be dissolved in liquid and concentrated solution to take by mouth. A doctor must administer it. The amount of methadone depends on how much you used, the duration, and what type of opiate drug you were addicted to.
With any medication there are side effects. Listed below are a few you may get when taking methadone.
- weight gain
- stomach pain
- dry mouth
- difficulty urinating
There are many different drug treatments for people who have an addiction. If you or a loved one suffers from an opiate addiction it is important to contact a professional immediately.