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Methadone Effects

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Methadone is a drug given to people who are trying to quit an addiction to opiates such as heroin. But what exactly are methadone's effects?

Methadone is also an opiate, and it mimics the effects of heroin. However, it is far less intense, and used correctly helps wean the addict away from the drug.

According to MethadoneAddiction.net:

The combined methadone effects are a sense of well being, feeling warm, and content, drowsy and untroubled. Physically, the pupils of the eye become smaller, body temperature drops, and blood pressure and pulse slow down.

There are dozens of possible side effects from methadone, the most common being sweating, constipation, nausea and sedation.

Methadone, like all opiates, is potentially addictive, so you've got to be careful. After all, you don't want to trade one addiction for another.