methadone (Dolophine; Methadone HCl Intensol; Methadose; Methadose Sugar-Free)

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GENERIC NAME: Methadone

BRAND NAME: Dolophine; Methadone HCl Intensol; Methadose; Methadose Sugar-Free

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Methadone is a strong, synthetic (man-made) narcotic that acts on the central nervous system (brain) in a manner similar to other narcotics. It is used in the management of narcotic addiction and for pain control. Methadone was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration on August 13 1947.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS:

  • Oral concentrate: 10 mg/mL
  • Oral solution: 5 and 10 mg per teaspoon
  • Oral tablet: 5 mg and 10 mg
  • Soluble tablet, 40mg
  • Solution for Injection 5 and 10 mg per teaspoon: 10 mg/mL

STORAGE: Oral methadone and injection should be stored at room temperature between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F). Methadone injection also should be protected from light.




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