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Methadone and Strattera
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An_252054 posted:
I was wondering if anyone could help me out ? My husband has an Addiction that he is getting help with (Methadone) and also taking Strattera. What i have been researching or trying to find out is if there is anything life threatening taking the 2 together or not ? To me it seems to make him very drowsy (Strattera) and almost makes him look "high" again ? and i know he doesnt want that. I also dont want to accuse him of this either ? Anyone out there in the same boat as me that could give me a little support to help him ?
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Anthony Tornay, MD responded:
Methadone is substitution treatment for opiate addiction. Strattera is a non-stimulant treatment for attention deficit disorder (ADHD.)

There should not be any 'life-threatening' interaction between the two medicines. However, both drugs have their beneficial effects on the brain, and side effects do occur.


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