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Methadone Drug Is Said To Be More Addictive Than Heroin

Drugs are usually used to treat diseases and body ailments. Some drugs are used as pain killers legally prescribed by the doctor, whereas some drugs are addictive and illegally sold. One such drug is Methadone. Methadone is a prescription drug for severe pain used by people. Sometimes they become addicted to this drug. They feel very happy while using the drug so they use it.   People normally use drugs in the form of oral solution, tablet, and liquid.  Some unwanted effects are caused by this drug.  Dolophine is the brand name for Methadone, which is used as an opioid to treat pain to help with detoxification among people with opioid dependence.

Methadone Drug

A single dose can last for about six hours.  It is taken by injection into a vein or by mouth.  If we take high dosage drugs, the risks will be more.  It is made by chemical synthesis.  We should check with our doctor for any side effects that may occur while taking methadone. The patient is usually affected by cough, decreased urine output, blurred vision, bleeding gums, changes in skin colour, difficult breathing, black, tarry stools, chest pain, fainting, headache, itching, increased sweating, dry mouth, difficult with swallowing, vomiting, increased thirst, pain, trouble sleeping, pale or blue lips, tenderness, swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue.  Addiction may lead to chronic use and increased tolerance.

Detoxification

Women, who use the drug, may experience irregular periods.  Excessive doses may result in respiratory depression.  He or she become addicted to it and may feel that they cannot function without it. The detoxification phase is where the patients affected due to drug intake are supervised under medical condition. They are given vitamin and iron supplements. Once the patient enters the withdrawal stage namely the Methadone Detox, uncomfortable symptoms occur like nausea, anxiety, termers and hallucinations.

On the initial stages the patient may feel tired, anxious, sweaty and restless.  Pains are common after the drug intake is stopped abruptly. Cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting may occur. Though the rehab programs and the detoxification process are effective, it all depends on the patient undergoing it. The patient has to be prepared mentally and physically to control himself from suppressing the urge to take drugs again. The process can last for few weeks to months. The rehab process also contains awareness programs and assessment to mentally prepare the patient. Drugs are illegally sold because of their addictive nature. General public should be educated on this.