it's my first time taking this medication i.m taking 10 mg
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25 Mar 2010
If you are taking this without a prescription then you are risking your life. Methadone is a totally different drug then oxycodone, morphine or heroin. You run the risk of respiratory failure especially while you're asleep. So don't take drugs drugs unless they are prescribed to you. If it is prescribed to you then please accept my apology. Most people that are prescribed methadone aren't worried about tox screens... Dave
25 Mar 2010
hi joannheraldo33, I tend to agree with mvpt on that one. Why worry about a urine test if this medicine is being prescribed? Also, I extend my apologies if you are seeing a doctor. I am prescribed 200 mgs.a day. Twenty mgs. could easily kill someone if they have not built a tolerance. Your question, however was how long does Methadone stay in your system. Well, the drug is suppossed to last 72 hours all by itself so... that's three days, and then everybody is different. some people's kidneys and liver flush toxins out faster, while other people could take a drug screen ten days later and still have traces in thier urine. Hope all goes well but methadone gets a bad name because too many people use it to get high, which is not what it was intended for. Be safe. jess
28 Mar 2010
I will not brief you on the dangers of methadone, all you have to do is watch the news, or open your eyes, to know it will kill you. I don't know why you are asking, but I am assuming you came here for an answer and not a lecture from Ma and Pa, so I will tell you- I have no idea how long it stays in your system because I have never stopped taking it long enough to know. I will tell you that I was on it when I came out of prison and still had my ankle alarm on, and they piss tested me every time, and I never popped hot. Probation/ parole use individual sticks for each drug, so if they do not have methadone as your drug of choice, you may be okay. Most employers do not test for methadone because it isn't as widely used or known about as other "street drugs" and the tests are a little higher priced-not cost effective. Plus, employers are not supposed to be able to disqualify you for a position because of methadone-if you have a prescription.
After all, it is the government tit your suckling and they like cash for their dope like everyone else, not medicaid, so you gotta work. If it is hair or blood or anything- you are already screwed. Hopefully, you got really sick and it scared the hell out of you. That is the only good deterrent from methadone. Because if you liked it, your life has already changed and you better get used to it.
- Methadone Information for Consumers
- Methadone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methadone (detailed)
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