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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?