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An overdose with methadone can be fatal, so it is important to seek immediate medical treatment if you believe you have taken too much of this narcotic. The specific effects of an overdose will vary, depending on how much was taken and whether it was taken with other substances. Possible symptoms include difficulty breathing, clammy skin, and extreme drowsiness.
Can You Take Too Much Methadone?
Symptoms of an Overdose With MethadonePeople who take too much methadone may have symptoms that could include:
- Slow or irregular breathing
- Extreme drowsiness
- Very constricted (pinpoint) pupils
- Limp muscles
- Cold, clammy skin
- A slow heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Cardiac arrest
- Loss of life.