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How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

Methadone should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because it can be a desirable drug of abuse, make sure to keep it in a safe place.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you take methadone for pain and you forget to take a dose, simply take your missed dose right away (especially if you are in significant pain). However, make sure to wait the recommended time before taking it again.
 
If you take methadone for addiction and you miss a dose, contact your healthcare provider right away.
 

Methadone Products

This medication is available in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Methadone 5 mg and 10 mg tablets
  • Methadone 40 mg dispersible tablets (for use only for addiction treatment, not for pain)
  • Methadone 5 mg per 5 mL and 10 mg per 5 mL oral solution
  • Methadone 10 mg per mL oral concentrate (for use only for addiction treatment, not for pain)
  • Methadone 10 mg per mL injection.
     
Methadone also comes in a bulk powder form that is used by pharmacists or other appropriate healthcare providers to mix an oral liquid form. It should not be injected and is approved only for addiction treatment.
 

Generic Availability

This medicine is available in generic form (see Generic Methadone for more information).
 
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Methadone Medication Information

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