Guidance for dispensing Methadose™
September 23, 2013
Methadose™ is a standardized, concentrated (10mg/ml) oral solution that replaces compounded methadone for patients being treated for opioid dependence.
NOTE: Pharmacists may no longer dispense compounded methadonesince an identical product is now commercially available; dispensing compounded methadone would therefore be considered manufacturing.
Please review ACP’s Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence: Guidelines for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians and its addendum on Methadose™for more information and to answer questions such as:
- How is Methadose™ different from compounded methadone?
- What should patients expect when switching to Methadose™?
- When should Methadose™ be diluted?