Who Uses Methadone?

Most of the people who are being prescribed methadone are being treated for addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin, and prescription opioids such as oxycodone and hydromorphone. Women who are pregnant and use opioid drugs regularly are often treated with methadone to help protect the fetus. Because there are no long term effects of methadone on the baby and opioid withdrawal increases the risk of miscarriage or premature birth, methadone maintenance as well as medical improves the chances of having a healthy baby.

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