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Safety

While Methadone and Suboxone are very effective in treating opioid addiction, they can be very dangerous if used improperly. Please review the Urgent Medication Facts section on the New Patients page for information that is imperative for you to know about your medication.

Because methadone and suboxone can be very harmful and potentially fatal if ingested by someone who it is not prescribed for, ALL take-homes are REQUIRED to be stored in a lock-box at all times. This rule is to ensure the health of family members and loved ones and to ensure that your medication is not lost or stolen.

Please never give your medication to ANYONE, even if the person is an opioid-tolerant individual, as different dosage levels are appropriate for the needs of different individual. Your medication should NEVER be taken by ANYONE other than YOU. Giving your medication to any other individual could result in serious harm including death.

Signs and Symptoms of Overdose and When to Seek Emergency Care

Methadone and Suboxone are safe and effective for use in the treatment of opioid addiction, however, like any strong medication, these medications might interact with other medications such as street drugs, alcohol, and even with herbal remedies, vitamins, or other over the counter products. Such interactions can be life threatening and may result in your usual dose becoming too much or too little. This is why it is important for you to report ANY TYPE OF MEDICATION you are taking to clinic staff.

NEVER DOUBLE DOSE FOR ANY REASON!

Some of the signs of methadone overdose are:


Some of the things which might happen if an overdose is not treated:


IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE: Lie the person on his/her side and CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT force him/her to vomit. DO NOT make him/her take a cold shower. DO NOT inject salt water into his/her veins.

SIDE EFFECTS

Some reported side effects of Methadone are:

If you experience any of these side effects, please alert your clinic staff.

Some reported side effects of Subuxone are:
The most common adverse effects of sublingual buprenorphine (Suboxone) reported in clinical trials were


If you experience any of these side effects, please alert your clinic staff.