Review: could Methadone cause Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 1,653 people who take Methadone. Among them, 65 have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence. See who they are, when they have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Methadone hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 2,731 users) has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Methadone hydrochloride include pain exacerbated, pain, stress and anxiety, nausea aggravated, nausea.
Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence
Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence (latest reports from 482,044 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking.
On Feb, 20, 2014: 1,653 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 48 people (2.90%) have Drowsiness, Hypersomnia, Sleepiness - During The Day, Somnolence.
Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||18.18%||36.36%||0.00%||9.09%||0.00%||27.27%||9.09% |
Age of people who have Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.56%||13.89%||38.89%||36.11%||5.56% |
Severity of Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||7.14%||50.00%||28.57%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Drowsiness, hypersomnia, sleepiness - during the day, somnolence||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (10 people, 20.83%)
- Schizophrenia (8 people, 16.67%)
- Hypertension (4 people, 8.33%)
- Bipolar disorder (4 people, 8.33%)
- Depression (3 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clonazepam (7 people, 14.58%)
- Clozaril (5 people, 10.42%)
- Nexium (5 people, 10.42%)
- Lyrica (5 people, 10.42%)
- Omeprazole (4 people, 8.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (3 years ago):
I have been taking methadone 10mg tablets, 4 tablets PO Q12h(every 12 hours) for chronic pain management for approx. 8 years now. I don't experience, haven't experienced any adverse reaction(s) or health concerns from long-term use of methadone. It works very well for pain, better for me than other opioid-type painkillers (EG- Duragesic(fentanyl transdermal patch 100ug/hr)
OxyContin(oxycodone extended-release 40mg)
Kadian(morphine extended-release 90mg)
Opana ER (oxymorphone 75mg)
Methadone lasts about 12 hours in duration of analgesic activity(pain-killing). You experience side effects typical of morphine-like drugs (EG drowsiness, hot-flashes, itching and sometimes nausea, which usually can be relieved by lying flat on your back, with as little head movement as possible. METHADONE IS A FEDERALLY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SCHEDULE II CATEGORY (CII)
DO NOT STOP METHADONE UNLESS DONE BY YOUR PHYSICIAN, THIS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS REACTION(S) CALLED OPIOID WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME, WHICH CAN BE VERY UNPLEASANT AND CAN CAUSE OTHER COMPLICATION(S) WHICH COULD BE FATAL.
From this study (5 years ago):
There are more side effects but I can't think of them all. I wasn't having problems until I started taking methadone, but I still have problems when I don't take it. In general I feel awful all the time now.
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