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Can I drive while taking methadone?

You should not drive if you're taking methadone. This drug, which is used to treat pain and also to prevent withdrawal symptoms from addiction, can cause drowsiness, making it dangerous to drive or do other activities that require you to be alert. Don't get behind the wheel until you know how methadone affects you. To learn more about the side effects of methadone, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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