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Methadone Adverse Reactions

Methadone hydrochloride (Diskets®, Dolophine®, Methadose®) is a prescription medication approved to treat pain and addiction. Although most people have no problems with this medicine, it can cause some adverse reactions. Methadone, for example, can cause several side effects, such as:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating.
While most side effects tend to be minor and are generally easy to treat, notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop serious methadone adverse reactions, such as seizures, chest pain, or difficulty passing urine.
Negative reactions to methadone also may occur if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, certain allergies, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. To help avoid complications, tell your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking before starting treatment with methadone.
(Click Methadone Side Effects for a more in-depth look at the possible adverse reactions with methadone, including additional side effects and when you should contact your healthcare provider.)
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