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Methadone for Pain Relief

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

Methadone is a long-acting synthetic opioid that is sometimes used as an analgesic to treat pain. Methadone is rarely a first-line pain medication, meaning that methadone is most often chosen to replace other, short-acting opiates. Methadone’s half-life is variable among individuals, and starting a methadone dosing regimen is the most dangerous period of time for a patient. If a physician starts a patient on a dose that is too high, the patient can overdose, most often exhibited in symptoms of drowsiness, lethargy and respiratory depression. Respiratory depression can lead to death.

To learn more about methadone overdose, methadone toxicity and methadone deaths, go to www.methadonelaw.com, or visit www.overdoselaw.com for information about drug overdose.

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What Is the Starting Dose for Methadone?

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

The right starting dose of methadone depends on what methadone is prescribed to treat and what medications the patient was on before the methadone. Generally speaking, patients who use methadone for pain, who have not been on an opiate continuously before starting methadone, may start at 2.5 mg. There are several medical articles that address the proper dose for a pain patient. For a patient who is dependent on opiates, if the patient is qualified for admission to the opiate program after a full workup, history and exam, the starting dose may be 5 mg or 10 mg or even higher. A doctor makes this decision after reviewing all the information about the patient’s past drug use. Federal law prohibits an initial dose exceeding 30 mg. For more information about the proper starting dose of methadone, go to www.methadonelaw.com or www.overdoselaw.com and click on “Contact Us.” We can provide this information free of charge, or consult with you about the proper starting dose for your family member from a legal and medico-legal standpoint.

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Methadone Deaths Linked to Doctors’ Negligence

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

Unfortunately, sometimes the doctors prescribing methadone or ordering methadone for a patient, do not have experience with methadone, do not know the laws involving methadone prescribing or are not aware of the pharmacology or half-life of methadone.

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Drug Overdoses in North Carolina

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

For additional information about drug overdose, in general, and drug overdoses in North Carolina, go to www.methadonelaw.com and www.overdoselaw.com

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What Level of Methadone in the Blood Causes Death?

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

what “.37 mg/L” means for a blood concentration of methadone, or what “2.2 mg/Kg” means for a liver ccncentration of methadone. If you have a toxicology result that you would like to submit for interpretation, please email the lawyers at Methadone Law, and they can email you a chart that will help you understand what the numbers mean. www.methadonelaw.com

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Methadone Intoxication

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

Often, a medical examiner will rely on toxicology or toxicological findings to determine cause of death. Toxicology, or the study of poisons, refers to the labwork performed on the body post-mortem. Occasionally, the cause of death will be “methadone intoxication.”

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Xanax Overdose

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

Overdoses of alprazolam can be fatal. Most alprazolam deaths are associated with the concomitant use of other cns depressants, such as opiates, including methadone and OxyContin. Alprazolam is significantly more toxic in overdose than other benzodiazepines with higher rates of fatalities. A study in New Zealand found that alprazolam is almost 8 times more likely to result in death in overdose than other sedative hypnotics as a group, with higher rates of ICU admissions and mechanical ventilation. Combined use with tricyclic antidepressants, alcohol, or opiates increases the likelihood for severe toxicity and possible fatality.18-19

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Morphine Overdose

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

Morphine acts on the central nervous system, and overdose can cause respiratory depression, asphyxia and death. A person is especially at risk of death if morphine is administered with other opiates or CNS depressants, or with benzodiazepines, like alprazolam.

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Ethex Recall Morphine Overdose

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

In June 2008, manufacturing errors may have led for this morphine to be distributed for consumption. Subsequent recalls were issued for additional lots of morphine and at least 30 other generic drugs manufactured by Ethex which may have contained up to twice the necessary amount of the active pharmaceutical ingredient.

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Darvocet Overdose

by Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )

In the last few years, there have been several reported cases of Darvocet® or propoxyphene toxicity deaths, as a result of giving a patient too much Darvocet® or administering Darvocet® with other drugs that cause toxicity. Often, when patients die from a Darvocet® overdose, they die within a few hours of taking the drug.

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