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Is methadone similar to Vicodin?

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Vicodin and methadone are both narcotic pain relievers, so they have plenty in common. Methadone is much more serious though, used to wean people off of severe heroin addiction. Any comments?

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  1. Vena says:

    Methadone is a narcotic pain reliever, similar to morphine. It also reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without

  2. Hyacinth says:

    It is not at all uncommon for pain management specialists to prescribe methadone, in addition to the vicodin (hydrocodone) for breakthrough pain. As long as you dont exceed the dosage prescribed, you should be fine taking the vicodin, too, if youre still in pain.With the dosage of methadone youre on, you should not feel too sedated by the vicodin. If you feel you are taking too high a dose of methadone, try cutting your dosage back a bit tomorrow. Does your prescription say as needed?? Try to get by on less methadone, perhaps reducing by only 5 or 10 milligrams. Try to get by on just enough methadone to control your pain, supplementing with the vicodin for breakthru pain.

  3. Angel says:

    How do I end my methadone I was having withdrawls from/vicodin addiction? I started taking it because Vicodin. Now I don’t know how to get off the methadone. I’ve been diagno

  4. Juliane says:

    Vicodin is a tablet containing a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Methadone is a rigorously well-tested…MORE? More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-are-vicodin-and-methadone

  5. Meg says:

    Methaqualone, a qualude, is a sedative drug which is similar in effect to barbiturates, a general CNS depressant. 242242 More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-a-qualude%3F-is-it-like-vicodin-or-methadone

  6. Roselia says:

    Vicodin and Lorcet both have hydocodone and Tylenol in them, but, Vicodin has less Tylenol than the Lorcet. Annabelle50 More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_is_vicodin_similar_to_loracet

  7. Florida says:

    Aug 18, 2006 Question, I am on 80 milligrams of methadone per day for opiate addiction, I have a killer toothache right now and my dentist prescribed vicodin

  8. Ester says:

    Withdrawal from Vicodin, while not life-threatening, mimics flu-like symptoms such as Methadone is designed to prevent the brain receptors that respond to Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_5669623_minimize-withdrawal-symptoms-vicodin.html

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