WHAT IS METHADOSE?
Methadose 40 mg Mallinckrodt is an opioid medication, sometimes called a narcotic. This medicine also reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the “high” associated with the drug addiction.
Methadose is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs. This medicine is available only from a certified pharmacy.
Methadose may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
ou should not use Methadose if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
Methadose 40 mg Mallinckrodt can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Taking this medicine during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use this medicine with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.
Methadose may cause a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. Call your doctor at once if you have a headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, and fast or pounding heartbeats.
BEFORE TAKING THIS MEDICINE
You should not use Methadose if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- severe asthma or breathing problems; or
- a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
Methadose 40 mg Mallinckrodt may cause a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. Your heart function may need to be checked during treatment