Methadone

How It's Used

  • Can be taken orally or by injecting
  • Usually prescribed in once daily dose in liquid form

What it does

  • A Narcotic pain reliever
  • treats moderate to severe pain
  • Similar to Heroin
  • Lasts longer in the body than other drugs
  • can cause life threatening breathing problems
  • takes two to four hours to reach peak effect
  • Accumulates in the body so you will feel a greater effect in a few days rather than increasing the dose
  • can prevent or reduce unpleasant withdrawal symptoms

Side effects

Hives

Swelling

Dizziness

Breathing problems

Seizures