Indications for Drugs:

Methadone HCl 
Chemical Name: METHADONE (METH-a-done)
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Common uses
Methadone Hcl 10mg is a narcotic analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain that is not relieved by other pain medicines. It is also used in treating narcotic addiction as part of a treatment program. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before using
WARNING: THE MEDICINE MAY CAUSE SEVERE AND SOMETIMES FATAL HEART AND BREATHING PROBLEMS. These problems may occur some time after you take a dose. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any new or worsening symptoms such as slowed or shallow breathing or irregular heartbeat. Your doctor will perform heart and lung function tests to check for side effects while you take Methadone Hcl 10mg. Keep all doctor and laboratory appointments. Talk with your doctor and be sure to understand the risks and benefits of using Methadone Hcl 10mg. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE OR TAKE METHADONE HCL 10mg MORE OFTEN THAN PRESCRIBED. THIS CAN LEAD TO OVERDOSE AND POSSIBLE DEATH. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with Methadone Hcl 10mg. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE METHADONE HCL 10mg IF you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB) or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor type B (MAOI-B) (eg, rasagiline, selegiline) within the last 14 days. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking barbiturate anesthetics (eg, thiopental), benzodiazepines (eg, midazolam), cimetidine, other narcotic analgesics (eg, morphine), phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine, promethazine), antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, dofetilide, flecainide, propafenone), antipsychotics (eg, haloperidol, paliperidone, ziprasidone), calcium channel blockers (eg, nifedipine), certain antiemetics (eg, dolasetron, droperidol), chloroquine, cisapride, diuretics (eg, furosemide), H1 antagonists (eg, astemizole), kinase inhibitors (eg, lapatinib, nilotinib), lithium, macrolide antibiotics (eg, clarithromycin), quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), streptogramins (eg, quinupristin), tacrolimus, tricyclic antidepressants (eg, desipramine), azole antifungals (eg, fluconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole), certain selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluvoxamine, sertraline), carbamazepine, efavirenz, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, amprenavir, lopinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir), narcotic agonists/antagonists (eg, butorphanol, nalbuphine, pentazocine), narcotic antagonists (eg, naloxone, naltrexone), nevirapine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rifampin, St. John's wort, zidovudine, or nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) (eg, abacavir, didanosine, stavudine). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including lung or breathing problems (eg, asthma); chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); sleep apnea; stomach or bowel problems (eg, bowel inflammation); stomach pain or constipation; liver or kidney problems; thyroid problems; Addison disease; abnormal curvature of the spine; narrowing of the urethra, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate; low blood volume, blood pressure, or blood oxygen levels; low potassium or magnesium blood levels; increased pressure, tumors, or lesions in your head; a recent head injury; seizures; allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart problems (eg, enlarged heart) or irregular heartbeat; or if you or a family member have a history of mental or mood problems (eg, anxiety, depression), suicidal thoughts or attempts, or alcohol or substance abuse. Tell your doctor if you are elderly, very ill, or very overweight, or if you have recently had stomach or intestine surgery. USE OF METHADONE HCL 10mg IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have slowed breathing or severe asthma, or if you are having an asthma attack; you have a stomach or bowel blockage or certain severe bowel problems (eg, paralytic ileus); or if you have diarrhea caused by food poisoning or antibiotic use. Methadone Hcl 10mg should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using Methadone Hcl 10mg.