Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by willruthie1965, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Has anyone heard that methadone can cause heart problems ,I thought I heard that but not too sure, RUthie
  2. purplepooh

    purplepooh New Member

    Methadone Oral
    Back to Drug Overview
    Does this medication have side effects?

    The following side effects are associated with Methadone Oral:

    Common side effects:
    Abnormally Low Blood Pressure Less Severe
    Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements Less Severe
    Drowsiness Less Severe
    Feeling Faint Less Severe
    Dizzy Less Severe
    Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe
    Throwing Up Less Severe
    Feeling Weak Less Severe
    Not Feeling Well Less Severe

    Infrequent side effects:
    Slow Heartbeat Severe
    Vocal Cord Swelling Severe
    A Spasm of the Larynx Severe
    Collapsed Portion of Lung Severe
    Significant Decrease in Lung Function Severe
    Spasms of the Lung Severe
    Fast Heartbeat Severe
    Change in Pulse Severe
    Trouble Breathing Severe
    Confused Severe
    Double Vision Less Severe
    Blurred Vision Less Severe
    Problems with Eyesight Less Severe
    Blood Pressure Drop Upon Standing Less Severe
    Dry Mouth Less Severe
    Irritation of the Stomach or Intestines Less Severe
    Spasm of a Bile Duct Tract Less Severe
    Spasm of the Ureter or Tube Connecting Kidney to Bladder Less Severe
    Abnormal Trouble Sleeping Less Severe
    Excessive Sweating Less Severe
    Loss of Appetite Less Severe
    Head Pain Less Severe
    Kidney Problems Causing a Decreased Amount of Urine to be Passed Less Severe
    Nervous Less Severe
    False Sense of Well-Being Less Severe

    Rare side effects:
    Depression Severe
    Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de Pointes Severe
    Complete Stoppage of the Heart Severe
    Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKG Severe
    Abnormal Heart Rhythm Severe
    Fluid in the Lungs Severe
    Lung Failure causing Loss of Breath Severe
    Inflammation of Skin caused by an Allergy Severe
    Itching Severe
    Hives Severe
    Hallucination Severe
    Rash Severe
    Shock Severe
    Giant Hives Severe
    Reaction due to an Allergy Severe
    Absence of Menstrual Periods Less Severe
    Visible Water Retention Less Severe
    Altered Interest in Having Sexual Intercourse Less Severe

  3. Geechie

    Geechie New Member

    I stopped breathing in the middle of the night. My husband just happened to wake up and called the EMS and took me to the hospital.

    I think they gave me Narcan, something to detox the methadone. It was very iffy - I don't remember much of it.

    I know this is not a typical reaction but just thought I had better share it, anyway. I have no lasting effects from this.

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