Methadone is a treatment for pain and opioid use disorder.

Methadone is a treatment for pain and opioid use disorder.

Methadone is a treatment for pain and opioid use disorder.


We Fail at Putting Pain In Words!

Pain is a severe problem, whether from a long term health problem, an accident, or some injury. It is challenging to put pain in words, the intensity, or how badly it affects us to others. Pain can be life-threatening to us but will look like nothing to others. What exactly is pain?   

Pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage,” according to IASP. Pain is often a side effect or counter effect of an underlying health disorder that we might be suffering from. It can also affect a person day to day life and make trouble in functioning all the time. Pain is expected as long it is for a short period and moreover, does not affect you severely. 

However, if the pain is hindering your day to day activities and is persisting for a long time, then you must see the doctor as soon as possible. You can treat your pain as it could lead to some severe damage to muscle tissues. 

Treatment for Pain:

You can treat severe to chronic pain using medication like Methadone. They belong to the family of drugs named opioids. It is also part of narcotics, and you should watch your consumption or get it monitored by your health care provider. Taking it in more than the recommended dosage or long-term time can lead to addiction and misuse. 

This medication work on the way your brain and nervous system react to pain. This provides you a feeling of relief. Methadone effects are slower as compared to other strong painkillers like morphine, tramadol, or oxycodone. You can only use this medicine if you’re in a lot of pain from a surgery, injury, or long-term illness. 

Side Effects of Methadone:

There are many side effects of Methadone that one can observe. Few common symptoms are: 

  1. Vomiting
  2. Headache
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Constipation
  5. Blurred vision
  6. Variations in mood
  7. Slow breathing
  8. Low heart rate
  9. Severe sleepiness
  10. Weak muscles
  11. Cold, clammy skin
  12. Trivial pupils
  13. Collapsing

Methadone is available in three primary forms, i.e., tablet, powder, and liquid forms. Further, this medication can interact with other drugs and cause some severe damage to your body. They can include:

  1. Some narcotics drugs
  2. Medicines that put you to sleep or slow your breathing
  3. Medicines that alternates your serotonin levels

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