What Are the Various Side Effects of Methadone?

Question by arlyn r: What are the various side effects of methadone?
I know that this is used for the treatment of drug addiction or as a painkiller. However, I have also heard that there are a lot of side effects.

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Answer by dania d
Methadone, when used properly, won’t produce life-threatening side effects. However it does have some and these are as follows:

* pruritus
* constipation
* nausea
* confusion
* respiratory depression
* sedation
* mood changes
* dry mouth
* difficulty urinating
* vision problems
* flushing
* stomach pain
* weight gain

When using this medication, caution must always be exercised especially with regard to increase of dosage.

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