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What is methadone?

Methadone belongs to a group of strong pain-killing drugs called opioids. They include codeine, morphine, and heroin.

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Methadone

(C21H27NO)

Physical effects can include

  • relief from pain
  • feeling of wellbeing
  • nausea
  • sleepiness
  • the pupils of the eye become smaller
  • vomiting
  • sweating

How methadone affects your body

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Long term effect can include

  • reduced libido
  • problems with menstural cycle (women)

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