Users' questions

Is Nausea a side effect of methadone?

Is Nausea a side effect of methadone?

Side Effects Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, or sweating may occur. Some of these side effects may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Does methadone cause sickness?

The major hazards of methadone are respiratory depression and, to a lesser degree, systemic hypotension. Respiratory arrest, shock, cardiac arrest, and death have occurred. The most frequently observed adverse reactions include lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, vomiting, and sweating.

How long does it take for methadone to take effect?

The full analgesic effects of methadone may take from three to five days to develop. The peak respiratory depressant effect of methadone occurs later and persists for longer than its peak analgesic effect. 7. Interactions

Are there any side effects to taking methadone?

Accidental ingestion of even one dose of methadone hydrochloride tablets, especially by children, can result in a fatal overdose of methadone.Life-Threatening QT Prolongation: QT interval prolongation and serious arrhythmia (torsades de pointes) have occurred during treatment with methadone.

When to worry about shortness of breath after taking methadone?

Tell your doctor if you experience any difficulty with breathing or shortness of breath after taking methadone, especially within the first 24 to 72 hours of initiating therapy. Avoid sudden discontinuation of methadone.

When does the respiratory depression effect of methadone occur?

The peak respiratory depressant effect of methadone occurs later, and persists longer than the peak analgesic effect, especially during the initial dosing period or following a dose increase. Monitor for respiratory depression, especially during initiation of methadone hydrochloride tablets or following a dose increase.