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Methadone is a long-acting opioid medicine used to control pain. This medicine may be given in the clinic, hospital, or at home.
This drug may be habit-forming with long-term use. Follow dosing instructions carefully. Families may be asked to keep a record of doses taken so the doctor can prescribe the best possible pain control.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Not all patients who take methadone will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.