Generic Name : Levomethadyl Acetate Pronunciation : lee-voe-METH-a-dil Therapeutic Classification : Antiarrhythmics ICD Code : Y52.2
International- Orlaam. Overview : Note: Withdrawn from the U.S. market. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a narcotic analgesic, prescribed for opiate addiction. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with known or suspected QT prolongation, electrolyte imbalance, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adults- The recommended dose or initial patients 20 and 40 milligrams (mg).
Maintenance: 60 to 90mg, 3 times a week. How it should be taken : It comes as a solution to take by mouth, as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with asthma, emphysema, or other chronic lung disease, head injury, Crohn's disease, enlarged prostate, gallstones, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, underactive thyroid, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
General - Increased tears, runny nose, sneezing, yawning, perspiration, gooseflesh, fever, chilliness alternating with flushing.
Central Nervous System - Restlessness, irritability, insomnia, weakness, anxiety, depression, tremors.
Gastrointestinal - Abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.
Miscellaneous - Dilated pupils, fast heart rate, and body aches.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (15°-30°C).
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