Advertisement

Who should not take methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate?

If you have ever had an allergic reaction to methadone hydrochloride or to any narcotic medication, you should not use methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate. People with asthma or other conditions that cause poor lung function (such as COPD) should not take methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate, nor should people who have a paralytic ileus. Children should not take methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate. Women who are pregnant or nursing should talk to their doctors about the benefits versus the risks of taking methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate, as it is unknown whether this medication will harm a fetus or nursing infant.

Continue Learning about Opiate Agonists

Do prescription opioids cause more deaths than cocaine and heroin?
Howard J. Shaffer, PhDHoward J. Shaffer, PhD
Today, people face stiff penalties for possessing cocaine or heroin, yet data suggest that opioi...
More Answers
What are alternatives to opioid pain medication?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Pain medicine is a slippery slope for most. Both doctors and patients should give serious considerat...
More Answers
How do you treat constipation and other side effects of taking opioids?
Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MDDevi E. Nampiaparampil, MD
Your doctor may prescribe a stool softener along with an opioid to prevent constipation. Other commo...
More Answers
What should I tell my doctor before taking an opioid medication?
Dr. Travis M. Hendry, MDDr. Travis M. Hendry, MD
Before you start taking an opioid medication, talk to your doctor and pharmacist. Follow these tips:...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.