What should I know before taking methadone oral concentrate?

Methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate can slow your breathing, resulting in death, so it is essential that you not take more than is prescribed for you. If you have a history of long QT syndrome, asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, liver or kidney disease, hypothyroidism, head injury, epilepsy, low blood pressure, Addison's disease, mental illness, or alcohol or drug addiction, you need to tell your doctor about your condition, as it may affect whether or not you should take methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate. Methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate must be taken on a regular schedule. You should avoid drinking alcohol while using methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate, as alcohol can increase the side effects of slow breathing and drowsiness. Do not suddenly stop taking methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate, as withdrawal symptoms can result.

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