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What does methadone do to your body?

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Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs. Any comments?

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  1. Victor says:

    Finally, it can be very hard to stop methadone. It gets stored in the body's tissues, and the time it takes to detox from methadone can be very prolonged, and for

  2. Veronika says:

    Fortunately there is a lot of research that has done on long term use. The reports I saw mostly reported the biggest problem was decreasing the amount of saliva therefore causing tooth decay. Theres a lot of good sites out there. Heres one that has truths and myths about methadone…

  3. Tiara says:

    Has anyone detoxed from heroin using kicking? I need help detoxing from methadone, not methadone maintence, just using methadone to ease heroin. Was on methadone for 6 months

  4. Kyoko says:

    Methadone can remain in the body around 3 to 5 days depending on your metabolism. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_is_methadone_in_the_body

  5. Willow says:

    This all depends on your height, weight, and dosage. The half life (the time it takes the medication to become half effective) is 24-48 hours. It could take as long a 1-4 weeks for it to completely clear your system. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_does_methadone_stay_in_your_body

  6. Margarete says:

    Methadone can be taken oral, intravenous, insufflation. More questions? More:http://www.chacha.com/question/how-is-methadone-introduced-into-the-human-body

  7. Shela says:

    Methadone is a synthetic opioid. Its primary use is in drug addiction rehab, for detox and maintenance. It is also used to treat pain, most often chronic pain. Methadone affects the body in ways similar to morphine. It attaches to opioid re

  8. Thersa says:

    Addiction to methadone can be viewed as a disease that attacks the central the body produces all kinds of symptoms in the body that are very unpleasant. in methadone can be pretty severe so what we want to do is if anybody, or you Detail:http://www.ehow.com/video_4871828_methadone-withdrawal-symptoms.html

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