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Methadone Warnings and Precautions

Methadone may not be safe for people who have certain medical conditions, such as asthma, kidney disease, or lung disease of any sort. Precautions and warnings with methadone also extend to people with certain allergies and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, some people may need to avoid this drug altogether.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Methadone?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking methadone hydrochloride (Diskets®, Dolophine®, Methadose®) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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