Migraine Headache

Methadone And Migraines


Methadone maintenance involves indefinite use of methadone, which is the most effective treatment for opiate addiction. When most people think of Methadone, they think of it only in the context of its use in the treatment programs for people addicted to narcotics. However, Methadone is also used to relieve severe pain and migraine. To know more about "Methadone and Migraines", read The Latest Tools For Headache Relief.

Headache is a very common problem. We all have faced it at some point in our lives. There are different kinds of headaches like hypertension headache, acupressure headache and daily headache. Various migraine medications are available to combat these. Methadone and migraines have been related, as methadone has been found to be an effective drug to cure headache.

Proper Use of This Medicine

* Methadone comes as a tablet, dispersible tablet, liquid, and liquid concentrate to take by mouth. It is usually taken every 3-4 hours for severe headache or every 6-8 hours for persistent headache. If you take methadone as part of a treatment program, your doctor will prescribe the dosing schedule for you. Take methadone exactly as directed.
* Methadone can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose or for a longer period than what is told by your doctor.
* Dispersible tablets should be put in 3-4 ounces of liquid (e.g., water or citrus fruit juice) before use.
* If you use methadone as part of a treatment program, you must go to an approved clinic to obtain the drug.

Although side effects of methadone are not so common, but they can occur. Tell your headache specialist if any of these symptoms are severe or refuse to go away:

* dizziness
* lightheadedness
* drowsiness
* upset stomach
* vomiting
* constipation
* stomach pain