Methadone Side Effects

signs-of-heroinThe FDA has reviewed reports of death and life-threatening side effects such as slowed or stopped breathing, and dangerous changes in heartbeat in patients receiving methadone.

Possible Side Effects of METHADONE:

Call your healthcare provider if you have any of the following symptoms and they are severe.

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain

Get Emergency Medical Help If You Have:

  • Trouble Breathing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Chest Pain
  • Swelling of your Face, Tongue or Throat
  • Extreme Drowsiness
  • Light Headedness When Changing Positions
  • Feeling Faint

Methadone hazards

The major hazards associated with Methadone consumption include but are not limited to, respiratory depression, systemic hypotension, respiratory arrest, shock, cardiac arrest and death.