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Methadone and Hydrocodone Together?

i have just started on methadone and being brought off of hydrocodone.

i'm on 5mg pills of methadone. 1 at am, 2 at lunch, 1 at bedtime. i'm given a 10/500 of hydro/apap per day for breakthrough.

my question is, is it safe to take the methadone and hydrocodone together? is there a limit to how much i can take of the two in a 24 hour period?

i am thinking i will not be able to stay on the methadone anyway, based on how i've felt since i started, but i can't find info on the two together and any limits or what have you.

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replied June 26th, 2008
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Shouldn't be a problem. I assume the same doctor give you both drugs, or at least the pharmacist knows about it. I take hydrocodone and oxycodone together and it is no problemo...
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replied August 26th, 2008
Methadone + Hydrocodone
These two together shouldn't be a problem: I've been taking them in much higher doses for quite a while now. In fact, Methadone is used regularly by pain management doctors as a "booster" for other pain killers in your regimen and helps your baseline drugs to be more effective.

Currently, I take 100mg of Methadone a day (2 x 10mg x 5 times daily) along with 240mg of Oxycontin (80mg x 3 times daily) for my baseline pain and Norco for breakthrough pain, and I have no problems whatsoever.

If you need any additional information, don't hesitate to ask.

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