I'm kick'n dope and I need to get clean with minimal dope-sickness.
11 Aug 2010
Hey, gr8stuff, subzero has the best advice for tapering off methadone tabs. I feel for you, bud! I was on 130mg liquid methadone for over 12 years and it's no joke kicking this stuff. I have faith in you but it's going to be major even stepping down that fast. Since you've been taking methadone illicitly you don't have the convenience of a clinic or doc to assist. You are doing the right thing though and we are here for ya' if you need any more help.
11 Aug 2010
Some general considerations for those taking this drug include the following:
This medication comes in the form of tablets, oral dispersible tablets, an oral solution (liquid), or injections. It is usually taken one to three times daily.
Try taking methadone with food if it seems to bother your stomach.
The dispersible tablets must be mixed in 120 mL (4 ounces) of water, orange juice, Tang, citrus flavors of Kool-Aid or other acidic fruit beverages prior to taking them. These particular tablets should not be swallowed whole or chewed. Although the methadone in the tablet will fully dissolve, some of the inactive ingredients in the tablets may not dissolve completely.
For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval. Do not suddenly stop taking methadone, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks.
For more info, please check it with your doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med, hope the info helps? Be well & safe.
11 Aug 2010
hi,the best way to take them is take warm water in a shot glass filled half way.put 2 of your pills in the water,melt them till they are just powder in the glass.drink it all down add a little more water so you get all the residue from the glass.if i was you i would take 3-2-1-1-1pills a day.that will be all of your 8 pills... its better to stretch them out like that... if you could get some xanax or ativan any benzo you can get.
- Methadone Information for Consumers
- Methadone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methadone (detailed)
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