Does Chantix block Methadone from reaching the receptors in the brain?
Apr 22, 2008
I have been on 60mgs of methadone for 1 year. Reading through the Chantix material, it states that the drug works by blocking receptors in the brain from absorbing the dopimine from nicotine. Wouldn't Chantix also block the receptors from absorbing the effects of Methadone?
Response from Dr. Young
Chantix is a highly selective inhibitor of the nicotine receptor. Since this is entirely different than the opioid receptors that narcotics (and methadone) use, there should be no interaction with methodone.
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