Methodone is a common misspelling of methadone (methadone).
What is methadone (methodone)?
Methadone (methodone) is a narcotic analgesic. It works by acting on opiate pain receptors in the brain and on smooth muscle to provide pain relief.
Methadone (methodone) is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is not relieved by other pain medicines. Methadone (methodone) also reduces withdrawal symptoms in people addicted to heroin or other narcotic drugs without causing the "high" associated with the drug addiction. It is used as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs. Methadone (methodone) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Methadone (methodone) is a synthetic medicine that produces effects similar to morphine although the feeling of euphoria (extreme happiness) is less than that experienced with morphine. Doses are very slowly reduced until the patient does not need methadone (methodone) any more (total withdrawal). This process can take some time. If taken for long periods of time, methadone (methodone) can be addictive.
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