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Can You Smoke Methadone?




If you are torn between the decisions to snort or not to just so you can get high, stop first and know what will happen to your body and mind once you do this, then weigh the risks. In this article, we will be reviewing the danger signs as well as the safety concerns associated with the act of snorting Methadone.

  • Methadone is a drug that is currently being prescribed for use in pain relief of moderate or severe pain and for helping treat dependence on opioids.
  • The tablet form of Methadone includes stearate, starch, magnesium and microcrystalline cellulose, among others.

Methadone users who snort the drug may report a faster delivery time to the brain.

Snorting can cause huge amounts of methadone to directly enter your bloodstream via the nasal tissues. Since this causes drug absorption in large amounts than normal, it is highly dangerous to snort Methadone.

The effects of methadone focus on altering the central nervous system especially the way your body perceives pain. It can bind to the opiate receptors attached to the brain so as to cause that euphoric feeling. However, this can also be coupled by mood changes, lightheadedness, and dizziness. Methadone, also, can stay in your body for a long time. In the urine, it can be detected for up to 4 days of dose.

Methadone is not effective if you wanted to take a drug to get high.

This is the exact reason why it is being prescribed for the treatment of withdrawal symptoms in opiate addiction. However, the dangers of snorting to get high can be fatal.

Once you inhale larger doses of Methadone through your nose, the drug can cause your breathing to stop quickly and you can die in an instant. The extended-release versions of the drug can be even more dangerous. You may think that because your body is tolerant to high doses of the drug then you won’t experience any side effects when in fact you have a higher risk of experiencing those negative effects when you snort Methadone compared to when you take it orally.

There’s a reason why narcotic pain medications are being prescribed through the oral tablet form.

Although Methadone users crush, snort or inject the drug, Methadone is better controlled through oral intake. It is also safer contrary to all other routes of administration. There is always a rapid onset of side effects with snorting Methadone despite its immediate euphoria and pain relieving factors. The quick rush itself can increase your risk of an overdose.

When taken orally, Methadone can cause unpleasant adverse effects like dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting.

However, these side effects can happen less frequently with oral use than with other ways contrary to what is prescribed. If snorted for instance, the side effects of Methadone are:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fainting
  • Confusion
  • Clammy skin
  • Abnormal heartbeat

Just as little as a 50 mg dose of Methadone can kill you if you have not built a tolerance to it. It is hard to tell how your body will react the moment you consume large doses of the drug in one instant as each person is unique. Nevertheless, it is never safe to snort Methadone.

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