Methadone is a synthetic opioid. It is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction treatment for heroin or other narcotics.
Methadone addiction is an irony as it plays an active role in the treatment of other narcotics. Though methadone is a prescription drug, it has severe side effects and in the case of addiction may even be fatal.
Methadone has some serious adverse effects:
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When used correctly and with careful supervision, methadone can be used as a long-lasting pain reliever for severe pain. However, methadone is a lasting opioid, and it will stay in one’s body for an extended period of time which increases the chances of overdose. Here is a list of the adverse effects of methadone:
Although methadone is used to ease withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other prescription painkillers, methadone also has its set of withdrawal symptoms.
Methadone withdrawal is quite severe, and it lasts for a long time. The most common withdrawal symptoms of methadone abuse are: