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IMG SURVIVOR
04-11-2006, 09:19 PM
EVERYBODY KNOWS that you use methadone for patients in rehab clinic, but tell me the withdrawl time will be prolong or shorten with this medication?










The withdrawl syndrome is going to be more milder but is more protacted(days to weeks) than with heroin

futrphysician
05-27-2006, 01:05 PM
Describe the withdrawl symptoms for heroine addiction and what receptors are used with this drug as opposed to Methadone. Where are the receptors located?

md90
05-27-2006, 03:32 PM
Describe the withdrawl symptoms for heroine addiction and what receptors are used with this drug as opposed to Methadone. Where are the receptors located?

Heroin is an opiate; processed from morphine... whereas methadone is a long-acting oral opiate (heroin can be taken IV, sniffed/snorted); withdrawal symptoms can range from malaise, sweating, nausea, vomiting,... both act on the opoid receptors (endorphins); methadone can be used as a detox or long-term maintenance...takes up the receptors thereby giving the effects... the person would have a less need for heroin..

please correct me or make changes... thank you..

student-2
05-27-2006, 03:39 PM
Mu receptors located around the PGA (periaqueductal grey area)!
I think!
I agree that methadone differs from heroin by being a long acting opiate

md90
05-27-2006, 06:18 PM
thanks student-2... forgot about the mu receptors!!!







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