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- What is methadone liquid-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for methadone liquid-oral?
- Is methadone liquid-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for methadone liquid-oral?
- What are the uses for methadone liquid-oral?
- What are the side effects of methadone liquid-oral?
- What is the dosage for methadone liquid-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with methadone liquid-oral?
- Is methadone liquid-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about methadone liquid-oral?
Is methadone liquid-oral 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 breast feeding 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 liquid-oral?
What preparations of methadone liquid-oral 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 liquid-oral 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.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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