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An incorrect (too low or too high) daily dosage of methadone can trigger sweating, most people who deal with methadone sweats perspire as a direct consequence of an inappropriate dosage. Methadone won’t make everyone sweat. ! Any comments?

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  1. Twila says:

    I have been taking Methadone for two years now and I do notice that it does make me sweat.. sometimes I can be sitting in my home watching tv and start

  2. Sixta says:

    Do not feel bad……… Well it is true that he probably had a heart attack or maybe stroke.I knoW it sounds silly but I Want to be a doctor. What happened Was idk sorry.You did not make an error.Hoped i helped

  3. Aundrea says:

    Methadone making me sweat. anyone know anything to help chronic back pain due to relieve the excessive sweating? I am perscribed methadone for DDD. Methadone and all the othe

  4. Michell says:

    I’ve read your question over and I felt the frustration of this form to not to be able to ask you a few probing questions to better answer your question. However I would like to email you a few things that will at the very least offer you s… More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090820080051AA3FBdG

  5. Paulina says:

    Not Medical Advice: No, sweating cannot wash out methadone from your body. Methadone can take up to two weeks to leave your system. More:http://www.kgbanswers.com/when-u-are-on-methadone-is-it-true-that-if-u-sweat-or-exert-yourself-physically-that-it-leaves-ur-system/20279507

  6. Raymond says:

    Methadone can be a life saver (literally!) but although it works very well for opiate addicts, it can cause some unpleasant side effects. One of the most commonly experienced side effects is excessive sweating, particularly at night. Althou… More:http://hubpages.com/hub/11-Tips-For-Living-With-Methadone-Sweating?done

  7. Ena says:

    Mar 15, 2011 Methadone won’t make everyone sweat, but those that do experience excessive sweat even when Does methadone make you sweat? Yes

  8. Kathryn says:

    Exercise keeps you limber, increases lung capacity and makes the heart muscle stronger. As you do aerobic exercise you build up a sweat and toxins are released through How to Help a Friend Through Opiate Methadone Detox at Home Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4618513_exercise-help-detox.html

  9. Mark says:

    To those who experience this side effect do not buy into the fallacy that an inappropriate dose is the cause. Quite the opposite, those on an appropriate dose are the unfortunate ones most likely to experience this most unpleasant side effect. Dose has absolutely no bearing. Remember that an appropriate dose of methadone is one that accomplishes two key goals. First, it induces sufficient cross-tolerance to other opioids that you will experience no or little effect from their administration and second, it will relieve you of the constant craving to use opioids. This optimal dose will cause side effects in those prone to them which is based on individual physiology and sweating and constipation are the 2 side effects which tend to persist with methadone use at optimal dosage. The best advice I’ve had success with is to stay active and fit which enables your body to deal with the factors that cause sweating most effectively. This won’t cure it, unfortunately no meds. have proven completely effective to alleviate sweating. Biperiden (Akineton) was reported effective for methadone sweating but is no longer available in the US. Clonidine seems a rational possibility although it causes some rather unpleasant side effects of its own such as dry mouth, low blood pressure and postural hypotension (lightheadedness on standing). Sorry to not have a magic bullet but I suffer from this side effect myself and I have done best with it when active, at an optimal weight and eating a high protein diet with proper hydration. No easy fixes, I’ve tried many drugs mentioned to include oxybutynin (Ditropan), trihexyphenidyl (Artane), the closest to biperiden you’ll find, as well as Benadryl, Phenergan and quite a few other drugs with anti-cholinergic effects. With biperiden it was the Central anti-cholinergic effects that seemed to suppress sweating. Many of the other drugs mentioned work thru Peripheral effects which cause the dry mouth and constipation. Again, sorry not to be able to offer any easy fixes in the form of a tablet but just like the addiction that methadone, as a tool, helps to treat, the remedy for sweating requires a bit of work too. Exercise, lose excess weight, sleep, eat correctly, quit smoking, hydrate, wear light clothing, reduce stress and well, you get the idea……. From a pharmacist fighting perspiration a day at a time. And remember, dose is not a factor. If you experience this side effect you will likely experience it at all doses until you’re off methadone.

  10. Erin says:

    I have been on Methadone for 4 years and i have JUST RECENTLY found a product that STOPS the sweating! I would literally have BEADS of sweat DRIPPING off my forehead even when I was cold. It was so embarrassing. I tried EVERYTHING and NOTHING worked until someone told me about an over the counter product called FACESAVER gel made by Neat 3B. It is sold over the counter at walmart in the regular deodorant aisle. It is only around 6 bux. I was skeptical but I put it on my forehead when I was getting ready for work and not a SINGLE drop of sweat ALL DAY! My forehead was BONE DRY- EVEN when I felt warm, NO SWEAT! This stuff can be used on any part of the body. This stuff is a life saver! I suffered all this time not knowing there was such a simple fix.. Trust me, I have tried EVERYTHING- This is the ONLY stuff that works 100 percent!

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