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What would happen if I suddenly quit taking methadone?

If you were to suddenly quit taking methadone, you might develop withdrawal symptoms, such as:
  • runny nose
  • watery eyes
  • yawning
  • sweating
  • chills
  • muscle pain
  • restlessness

Do not stop taking methadone without talking to your doctor first. He will likely have you slowly taper off the drug until you can quit taking it altogether.

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