- Actually it's the AIDS meds that suck the life out of the methadone. There are some AIDS meds that the patient would do better with Suboxone or Subutex,preferably the latter.
When the new fed regs went into effect it stopped capped doses as well. However there are some providers stuck on the 100 mg issue,there are No Studies to show why 100 mgs should be all a patient gets. Each patient is different and so is our bodies so....."Nothing Is One Size Fits All"
This list isn't that active,if your looking for a site that the members are more active check out "OpiateRecovery@yahoogroups.com" You need to be approved and either Sandi or myself will do that...It's a great list...:)
--- In DOLOPHINEA_CAFE@yahoogroups.com, "Timothy" wrote:
> --- In DOLOPHINEA_CAFE@yahoogroups.com, "denisew888" wrote:
> > I was just wondering if anyone could tell me the legal amount of methadone that can be decreased from a patient safely at one time? I would greatly appreciate any info that one might have. Thank you!
> > Denisew888
> We dont really have dose caps here in Tampa,FL that i know of i have seen people at my clinic from as low as 30mg-270mg daily but i personally think that once you get past 120 its pretty much not gonna make much difference . i have heard in other states that some clinics have a 100 mg limitation which is stupid because to some that is not really enough. it all depends ont he person really and the clinic. i have heard that some aids patients need up to 2000mg per day due to there metabolism being fucked up with the aids virus.