Drug Testing for Methadone
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Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as a detoxification drug to treat withdrawal symptoms as people are weaned off of narcotics. It does not produce a “high” like many other drugs, but the user still runs the risk of addiction. Methadone is an opioid, meaning that it is derived from the poppy seed plant.
There are many street names for Methadone. Some of them include: Meth, methadose, metho, dollies, dolls, fizzies, jungle juice, juice, done, junk, Maria, wafer, and chocolate chip cookies.
What does it look like and how is it taken?
Methadone comes in small white pills that are taken orally. It also comes in a concentrated liquid form that can be taken orally once diluted. A clear liquid form is also used for injection.
Illegal or Legal?
Methadone is a legal drug when prescribed by a doctor.
Why is Methadone taken?
Methadone is taken legally to relieve pain and to help with the withdrawal symptoms of drug detoxification. It is often abused, however, due to its addictive opiate properties. Thus, methadone is often obtained illegally on the streets, even though it doesn’t produce the same sort of “high” as narcotics.
Dangers and Side Effects
Methadone can interrupt heart rhythms in a life threatening way, and therefore, heart rhythms may need to be monitored by a doctor. In addition, methadone can cause breathing problems in older adults, or those with low immune systems, such as those that are ill or malnourished. People with severe asthma should not take methadone. Methadone should always be taken under the care of a physician who can monitor these symptoms.
Side effects of methadone include: dry mouth, headache, drowsiness, vision problems, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, sweating, constipation, trouble urinating, swelling of limbs, and changes in mood and sleep patterns.
Serious side effects can include itchiness, rashes, hives and seizures. These are unusual problems and a doctor should be contacted immediately.
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