Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Diskets Dispersible
  2. Dolophine
  3. Methadone HCl Intensol
  4. Methadose

Descriptions


Methadone is used to treat moderate to severe pain when around-the-clock pain relief is needed for a long period of time. This medicine should not be used to treat pain that you only have once in a while or "as needed". Methadone is also used together with medical supervision and counseling to treat opioid addiction (eg, heroin or other morphine-like drugs).

Methadone belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet for Suspension
  • Solution
  • Tablet

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