Methadone HCL is used to treat severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Methadone 10mg belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.This medication is also used to treat addiction to opioids (such as heroin) as part of an approved treatment program. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other opioids.
How to use Methadone 10mg HCL
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Take this medication by mouth on a regular schedule as directed by your doctor, not as needed for sudden (breakthrough) pain. You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If your medication comes in an oral dosing syringe, use the syringe to measure the dose. Do not inject the medication. Before taking, mix the dose in at least 1 ounce (30 milliliters) of water or other liquid as directed. Drink all of the mixture right away. Do not prepare a supply in advance.More side effects