If you or one of your loved ones is using Methadone to get rid off the Heroin addiction then there are some important aspects you should know as there are chances that you might get addicted to this substance.
Methadone is a prescribed medication which is an Opioid, generally used to treat the heroin and other dangerous illegal street drugs. Main intention of this medicine is to provide relief from severe pains and was initially manufactured and used by the German Pharmacies during the Second World War. This is still used as pain reliever but occasionally. The effect of this substance can last for 24 hours and so the usage of this pill is limited for only once in a day. However, many people without knowing the actual effects of excessive dosage tend to take more, leading themselves to a stage of Methadone Addiction.
* In many cases, death can occur in the drug addiction recovery treatments in which Methadone is involved.
The side effects of Methadone alone resemble those of the entire group of Opioid substances so you can imagine how vulnerable this substance is. Methadone Addiction has serious adverse effects on one’s health and it can result in dangerous diseases such as concomitant diseases, pneumonia, hepatitis, hypotension etc.
“Other problems include respiratory depressions, constipation, nausea, vomiting, sedation etc. Human Body builds up certain tolerance level beyond which it can not react and as a result it requires more dosage than normal.”
Methadone Addiction affects the entire body system and almost all organs. For example nose, eyes, ears and throat are affected and so they suffer from pale blue skin, bluish fingertips and nails. Similarly it affects the heart showing out the problems such as low blood pressure and low pulse rate. Nervous system is also touched resulting in the drowsiness disoriented and sometimes can also lead to coma state. Methadone Addiction also causes the physical and psychological dependence.