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Several factors affect the dosage of methadone you are prescribed, such as other medications you are taking, how you respond to methadone, and whether it is being used for pain or addiction treatment. To prevent potentially serious complications, do not stop taking methadone or adjust your dose without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision.
Dosage of Methadone: An IntroductionThe dose of methadone (Diskets®, Dolophine®, Methadose®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Whether methadone is used for pain or addiction
- How you respond to the medication
- Other drugs you are taking (including nonprescription medicines)
- Other medical conditions you may have.