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By Anonymous October 22, 2011 - 2:11pm
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Hi Anon,

Thanks for your question and Welcome to EmpowHER!
As far as effects on a woman's body, the one gender specific dangers can occur when you are pregnant-- women should consult their doctor's if they are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Otherwise, the side effects can be the same for both genders.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred vision, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities that require you to be alert or have clear vision until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Severe dizziness or passing out.

• Difficulty breathing.

• Fast heartbeat.

• Significant change in thinking clearly and logically.

• Poor pain control.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Severe constipation.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

For more information, please visit: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/methadone-0



October 23, 2011 - 6:55am
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