Methadone 10mg is used to treat ongoing pain due to some severe diseases such as cancer. It belongs to the drugs known as opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how the patient body feels and responds to the pain. However, Methadone is recommended to use only for severe pain, for less or mild pain it is not recommended use.
Methadone 10 mg is not recommended to use occasionally. Moreover, it can be used to treat addiction to opioids. As it helps to overcome the withdrawal symptoms of the opioids.
Precautions to intake Methadone:
Methadone 10 mg is used to treat severe ongoing pain. The medicine can be additive in nature. The medicine should be avoided in the case of severe asthma or respiratory depression or blockage in your stomach or intestines.
Misuse of Methadone can cause addiction, overdoses or death. Therefore, it is recommended to keep it away from children or other people using this medicine without a prescription.
Furthermore, Methadone may be life-threatening during the pregnancy and cause withdrawal symptoms in the newborn baby as well.
Moreover, this medicine should be avoided in the case of severe asthma or breathing problems or a blockage in the stomach or intestines.
Also, Methadone 10 mg may cause a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder, therefore, the doctor used to check the heart function before prescribing this medicine.
Patients must make sure to inform the doctor before taking the prescription of the medicine if they have a medical history of the following diseases.
- Heart problems, breathing problems.
- A head injury, brain tumour, or seizures.
- drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness.
- Liver or kidney disease.
- Urination problems.
- Problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
Moreover, pregnant women and children are not recommended to take this medicine. As withdrawal symptoms can be harmful to children, they can be a harmful impact on newborn babies as well.
The shape of the Methadone 10 mg:
Pills of Methadone 10 mg pill imprint with 54 142 on top of the tablet. The colour of the tablet is White and the shape of the Tablet is Round and the generic name of the medicine is Methadone Hydrochloride.
- Generic name: Oseltamivir Phosphate
- Imprint: 54 142
- Strength: 10 mg
- Colour: White
- Size: 9.00 mm
- Shape: Round
- Availability: Prescription only
Dosage of Methadone 10 mg:
The dosage of Methadone should be intake only as per the prescription of the medical or clinical professionals. Methadone 10 mg has a narrow therapeutic index, especially when combined with other drugs. Therefore, monitor patients closely after the initial dosage of the medicine for the first 24 to 72 hours. It can affect the respiration process of the patient.
The initial dosage of Methadone is 2.5 mg to 10 mg every 8 to 12 hours. Moreover, the maintenance dosage to cure the withdrawal symptoms of the medicine may be more frequent administration may be required to maintain adequate analgesia during initiation, however, extreme caution is necessary to avoid overdosing.
The maintenance dosage for opiate withdrawal is 20 to 30 mg orally, an additional 5 to 10 mg may be given orally after 2 to 4 hours if withdrawal symptoms have not been suppressed or if symptoms reappear.
The maximum initial maintenance dosage is 30 mg exceeding up to 40 mg is sufficient to control the withdrawal symptoms.
Side effects of Methadone 10 mg:
Prevention of the side effects of Methadone 10 mg is to take the medicine as per prescribed by the doctors. Side effects of initial dosage may decrease after using the medication for a while.
The symptoms of initial dosage side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Excessive sweating
Some serious side effects and symptoms need medical care. In the case of any kind of serious symptoms, patients should immediately contact clinical support and consult medical professionals.
These symptoms are:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Cold, clammy skin
- Constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
- Coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
- Decreased awareness or responsiveness
- Increased sweating
- Irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
- Loss of consciousness
- No muscle tone or movement
- Pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
- Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
Methadone 10mg is used to treat severe ongoing pain. The medicine belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesics. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Methadone is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). The medicine can be additive in nature. The medicine should be avoided in the case of severe asthma or respiratory depression or blockage in your stomach or intestines.