Methadone maintenance is considered a long-term treatment for opioid dependence even though it has been used on a short-term basis to detoxify patients from opioids. The optimal maintenance dose of methadone is between 80 mg and 120 mg (). Counseling is a mandated and an essential component of methadone maintenance. Because methadone promotes good treatment retention, it allows counselors to work with patients on improving many aspects of their life that have been affected by drug use and criminal activity.
The American Academy of Cardiology defines high pressure slightly differently. The AAC considers 130/80 mm Hg. or greater (either number) stage 1 hypertension. Stage 2 hypertension is considered 140/90 mm Hg. or greater.
Types of problem behaviour among people with ID for which medications are commonly used include aggression towards others, aggression property and objects (destructiveness), aggression toward self (self-injurious behaviour: SIB), severe agitation/ hyperactivity, severe stereotyped behaviour, and severe temper tantrums including screaming.
A second factor in not taking medication as prescribed is economics. Glaucoma drugs can be expensive. Also, some medications may be covered by your insurance while others are not. Your doctor will work with you to recommend the best choice for you. This article appeared in the September 2016 issue of Gleams.
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