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Methadone is an opioid drug that was created by German doctors during World War II. The primary purpose of this drug to treat moderate to severe pain. In the United States, doctors use this medicine for the treatment of severe chronic pain. Furthermore, your doctor may use Methadone as a part of treatment for an addiction to opioids.
Moreover, Methadone is safer than other potent opioid pain killers. But still, your doctor should be careful while prescribing this drug. Being an opioid, Methadone may be a habit-forming even at regular doses.
How does Methadone work
When you take a dose of Methadone, it will change the way your brain responds to the pain. It directly affects the brain and central nervous system to promote calmness. However, the effects are slower than other potent pain killers, such as Morphine. Furthermore, the drug is highly beneficial for the pain of an injury, long-term illness, or surgery.
Methadone as a replacement therapy
Intensol not only blocks the pain signals, but it also improves GABA inside the brain. Moreover, it may prevent the “high” from drugs like heroin, codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. Methadone may give you a similar feeling but prevent withdrawals and cravings for the drug.
However, you may hear Intensolas a replacement therapy to prevent withdrawals. In the United States, doctors prescribe this drug when a person is addicted to heroin or opioid drugs.
Side effects of Methadone
Like other opioids, Intensol may also cause a few side effects. These side effects are typical for a patient who has never taken an opioid. However, some of the side effects might be severe and require medical treatment.
Most common side effects of Methadone may include:
- Upset stomach
- Itchy skin
- Heavy sweating
- Slow breathing
- Weight gain
- Sexual problems
- Sleep changes
- Vision problems
- Stomach pain
Furthermore, some side effects might be severe, such as hives, fainting, trouble breathing, or rapid heartbeat. Therefore, inform your doctor right away when you notice any drug reaction. If your doctor is not available, do not hesitate to call 911.
Storage and disposal
Proper storage is necessary to prevent drug abuse. These instructions should be available at your prescription label. Furthermore, you can also ask your doctor about the appropriate storage of Intensol.
- Keep Intensol in its original box and do not change it
- Do not leftover your medicine and keep it away from dirt, dust, and water
- Do not share your pills and keep children away from your Methadone
- Do not expose the tablets to heat or moisture. Keep it at a room temperature