Usage of Methaden
Methadone Hydrochloride is a chemical formula used in Methaden treatment. Methaden is used to treat severe pain in persons who are likely to require pain medication 24 hours a day for an extended period of time and who are unable to be managed with other drugs. It is also used to reduce withdrawal symptoms in individuals who are addicted to opiate narcotics and are in treatment programmes to quit or continue not taking them. Methaden belongs to the opiate (narcotic) analgesics class of drugs. Methaden is a painkiller that works by changing how the brain and nerve system respond to pain. It acts to treat opiate addiction by creating comparable effects and avoiding withdrawal symptoms in those who have stopped using these medicines.
Dosage of Methaden
Adult dose ranges from 18 to 64 years old.
2.5 mg every 8 to 12 hours is a common starting dose.
Senior dosages are those that are 65 years or older.
Dosage for opioid addiction maintenance
The usual daily dose is between 80 and 120 mg.
Benefits of Methaden
It has been shown in several studies to be the most effective treatment for opiate and heroin addiction.
HIV sickness is also treated with this treatment, although it just slows the progression of the disease and does not completely eradicate this sexually transmitted disease. Statistics on methaden maintenance show that persons with opioid use disorders now have more access to treatment.
Methaden affects your body’s pain receptors. It lessens the amount of discomfort you experience.
Side effects of Methaden
the mouth gets dry
issues with vision
Having trouble falling or staying asleep
Hoarseness seizures hives rash edoema of the eyes, face, mouth, tongue, or throat
excessive drowsiness difficulties breathing or swallowing
agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, confusion, fast heartbeat, shivering
inability to obtain or maintain an erection
menstruation that is erratic
the diminished desire for sexual activity