Methadone 10 mg is a medication used for pain relief and to help individuals overcome opioid addiction. It is available in various forms, including oral tablets, orally dispersible tablets, oral concentrated solutions, and oral solutions. Methadone is also available in an intravenous (IV) form, which can only be administered by a healthcare professional.
The dosage of Methadone prescribed to an individual depends on various factors, including the strength of the medication, the number of doses taken per day, and the time interval between successive doses. The duration of the medication will also depend on the individual’s medical condition. Methadone 10 mg is not recommended for children under 18 years of age.
For pain relief, adults using Methadone for the first time are prescribed 2.5 mg to be taken every 8 to 12 hours. For patients switching to Methadone, consult with your doctor to determine the exact dose. For opioid addiction, a daily dose of 20 mg to 30 mg is generally prescribed, which can be adjusted by your doctor as needed. The maximum daily dose should not exceed 40 mg.
Methadone 10 mg helps to reduce the harm caused by opioids and minimize withdrawal symptoms, making it easier for individuals to stop using harmful drugs. It can also be used to reduce feelings of pain by interrupting nerve signals.
How to Use Methadone 10 mg Pills
Methadone oral is taken by mouth, while the IV injection is given in a vein. Measure the liquid or solution with the supplied measuring device only. Dissolve the dispersible tablet in water or a non-alcoholic beverage and drink immediately. Do not crush or inject the pill. Gradually taper off the medication under the guidance of your doctor. Store the medication at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight.
What Other Substances can Affect Methadone?
Avoid consuming alcohol or grapefruit products while taking Methadone. Other substances that can affect Methadone include medications for allergies, asthma, blood pressure, motion sickness, irritable bowel movement, or overactive bladder, other opioid medicines, benzodiazepine sedatives, sleep-promoting medicines, muscle relaxers, drugs that affect serotonin levels, and more.
Methadone 10 mg is contraindicated for individuals with respiratory failure, high levels of carbon dioxide in the blood, asthma attacks, or hypersensitivity to the medication.
Alternatives to Methadone 10 mg
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is another medication used to treat opioid dependence or misuse. If you are experiencing side effects from Methadone or have chronic pain, consult with your doctor about other pain management options, including lifestyle changes such as physical fitness and activity pacing, social activities, relaxation techniques, and overall health management.