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RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION and Methadone

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RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION Symptoms and Causes

Respiratory failure happens when not enough oxygen passes from your lungs into your blood. Your body's organs, such as your heart and brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. Respiratory failure also can happen if your lungs can't remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas) from your blood. Too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your body's organs.

Diseases and conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. Examples include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and cystic fibrosis
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy and stroke
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Injuries from inhaling smoke or harmful fumes

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on whether the condition is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing) and how severe it is. It also depends on the underlying cause. You may receive oxygen therapy and other treatment to help you breathe.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Good afternoon doc,my name dimasautisme,i comefrom indonesia ? im methadoners with 120 mg,im drink ARV to?please private my status? i just want quesstion i want to detox,where i must go to hospital doc? please help me :-D :)

I have been on methadone for two years. Went fro 70 mgs a day to 20. I do for pain and I have been prescribed klonipin also recently for severe panic attacks and I read online that it's a deadly combo. I take my methadone at 9 am. And have panic

Ive been takeing 90mls of methadone for approxamitley 2 years on and off but properly this time for a total off 7 months i get servere sweating from taking my methadone and feel very hot like im burning up and dripping with sweat why is this happenin

Methodone Side Effects, I have had many trips to Emergency Unit at my Town, having tight painful heart problems. But when they do the Tests for Heart attacks, I jave always been told I have no problem my heart is fine. I have had ECG Tests, all fine.

Zosert was prescribed by my cardilogist, but luckily seeing the side effects in this net, I have not started taking the tabs. Further when I am not having depression, I don't understand, why I have been prescribed this dangerous medicine

Although I have had a lifetime problem with depression (no treatment) I have noticed that since I started taking Zolipdem the depression is much worse even though I am sleeping better.

hi im 14 weeks pregnant and have taken 5mg cipralex for five days now at night for depression and anxiety,i feel better though very sleepy even during the day but im concerned for my unborn baby

Side effects I have from Nadolol are confusion, dizziness, lightheaded, increased depression and anxiety, and mild nausea.

Have just taken my first does of Loxalate 20mg for severe depression

When I read your literature, does it mean that bif vI have major depression and am taking cardizem and have photophobia that vthere is a chance for CHF, and myocarditis and that the medication should be changed? Beta blockers are out of the question

i had pounding heart and severe depression and anxiety while takeing candersartan. im waiting to see a cardioligist to see if i have done any damage. feel so much better now i have stopped takeing them

Thankyou for witing out this article I have been on 120mgs of Zeldox since November 2010 at first it seemed to work and now it has me stuck in a depression state . I was prior to that on olanzapine which held me also in a depressed state I

<span style=' '>Lexapro is a permanent life long cure for any depression if you can survive the treatment.<span style='mso-spacerun: yes;'> I was prompted by a marriage counselor to go to my doctor and requ

<span style='font-family: Calibri; '>I am experiencing severe irritability and moderate depression since I started taking Fenofibrate 160 mg 3 weeks ago, which is not at all normal for me.

RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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