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Review: could Methadone hydrochloride cause Acid reflux (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Summary: Acid reflux is reported only by a few people who take Methadone hydrochloride.

We study 2,080 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Acid reflux and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Methadone hydrochloride and have Acid reflux >>>

 

 

 

 

Methadone hydrochloride

Methadone hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 2,842 Methadone hydrochloride users)

Acid reflux

Acid reflux (stomach acids rise up) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, gastroesophageal reflux disease, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 18,949 Acid reflux patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 2,080 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 1 people (0.05%) has Acid Reflux.

Trend of Acid reflux in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Acid reflux * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acid reflux0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Acid reflux when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acid reflux0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Acid reflux when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acid reflux100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Acid reflux ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acid reflux0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety disorder (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Pain (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Neuropathy (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Constipation (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Total cholesterol (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Lortab (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Senna (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Crestor (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Carbidopa and levodopa (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • orchidfusion on Dec, 13, 2014:

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