Is 10 MG a considered a low dose of methodone?
- 14 Aug 2009 by living right
- 16 August 2009
my dose is 1 to 2 tabs three times a day (tabs are 10 mg each). I took two and felt a little bit of chest pain. I went to emergency clinic and all was well. I read all the side effects of slow breathing or death, i would just like to know how much is dangerous.
I had cancer and my right kidney was removed. I have recovered but I have servere arthritis in my knee's and methodone was percribed because it dose not contain tylenol which would damage my remaining kidney. So i just wanted to know how much is dangerous?
The dose you are on is relatively low compared to the recommended daily dosage, as shown below. However if you do experience side effects then your doctor should give you an alternative.
The recommended daily dose - for oral tablet dosage form is:
* For pain:
o Adults—2.5 to 10 mg every three or four hours as needed.
* For narcotic addiction:
o Adults 18 years of age or older—
+ For detoxification: At first, 15 to 40 mg once a day. Your doctor will gradually decrease the dose you take every day until you do not need the medicine any more.
+ For maintenance: Dose must be determined by the needs of the individual patient, up to a maximum of 120 mg a day.
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