All About Drugs – Is Methadone An Opiate Blocker

All About Drugs – Is Methadone An Opiate Blocker


Throughout the years, millions of individuals have succumbed to drugs. These people have had their lives turned upside down and were forced to take actions to correct their behavior. Unfortunately, some of these individuals never did and suffered the results. Thankfully, new medications, such as Methadone, are capable of helping drug abusers fight off their urges and overcome their addictions. What is Methadone and how does it work? You will be able to find out below.

Does Methadone Block Opiates?

First and foremost, you should realize that methadone is actually an opiate blocker. If you utilize methadone and then attempt to consume an opiate, you will not feel any of the opiate’s effects. This is the case, because the methadone will block the drug from impacting your opiate receptors. This is why the drug has become so popular, as a drug abuse deterrent.

Other Uses



Of course, it should be known that methadone is also utilized for other purposes. Doctors often prescribe methadone to their patients, as a way to help relieve severe pain. Although methadone is the most common name, its brand names are dolophine and methadose. Take note that methadone can also be addictive, so you should make sure to only use it, as prescribed.

Overall

Overall, Methadone is an opiate blocker and it is frequently used to help drug abusers battle their opiate addictions. Of course, the drug itself can be somewhat addictive. Therefore, you should take it carefully and only as your doctor recommends. This will help to prevent you from getting addicted to the medication.

David Warren
David Warren

Pharmaceutical specialist at Wealthformyhealth.com
David Warren is a pharmaceutical specialist that dispenses prescription medication on a daily basis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1991. With over 50 publications on medication-related and pharmacy topics, David has been able to share his experiences and knowledge with others.

David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.
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  1. Tay-Tay August 28, 09:11 Reply
    Subooxone was prescribed to me by one of my physicians as an alternative to the Percocet that was being prescribed by a pain mang management clinic, who in the end referred me to another physician who was trained in prescribing Subooxone (apparently not all doctors fully understand Subooxone and prescribing the drug. I waited until I got home to take the first dose. Because the drug is taken by placing a film on your tongue it 'kicks in' rapidly and you start to feel the effects of the drug. Having never tried heroin, I guess the effects the drug produces is similar to heroin, I felt like I was walking on a cloud. The effects of the drug were very intense and it caused my back & neck to freeze like I pulled a muscle in my neck. The short of the long story is anyone considering taking the drug needs to have a lengthy discussion with their doctor and the pharmacist about the side effects of the drug. I originally asked for it as an alternative pain management system for recovery from having a prothestic hip replacement that would keep my body becoming dependent/addicted to opioids such as oxycodone, dillaud or any of the schedule two opioids. I never want to experience that feeling I got from Subooxone again. I guess that's why herion users like the drug because as I later found out that Subooxone mimics a 'high' that's very similar to heroin users experience while 're-programing the brain' to no longer like effects and/or craving of heroin by the brain. Through this 're-programing' and lowering the 'rampant firing of dopamine receptors' which is what the mind and body become accustomed to and crave more from the drug so as to avoid the symptoms of withdrawal thus the addict seeks to get more of the 'high sensation' that they felt the first time they 'consumed herion'. {Hence the idiom 'chasing the dragon' originated to characterise user consuming more and more to get that same feeling they felt the when they first consumed heroin.}
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