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- What is methadone-oral tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for methadone-oral tablet?
- Is methadone-oral tablet available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for methadone-oral tablet?
- What are the side effects of methadone-oral tablet?
- What is the dosage for methadone-oral tablet?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with methadone-oral tablet?
- Is methadone-oral tablet safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about methadone-oral tablet?
Is methadone-oral tablet safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Safety during pregnancy has not been established. Methadone has been shown to cross the placenta, and it is found in cord blood, amniotic fluid and in the newborn urine. Children born to mothers who were taking methadone for a prolonged period may exhibit respiratory depression or withdrawal symptoms.
Methadone enters breast milk, and this can cause sedation and respiratory depression in the breastfeeding infant. The benefit to the mother of taking methadone while breast feeding should be weighed against the risks to the infant.
What else should I know about methadone-oral tablet?
What preparations of methadone-oral tablet are available?
- 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
How should I keep methadone-oral tablet stored?
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.
Medically reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
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