What Type Of Drug Is Methadose?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on December 29, 2021

Methadose, a brand name for methadone, is a long-acting opioid medication. It works by binding to certain opioid receptors in the body and depressing activity in the nervous system.

What Type Of Drug Is Methadose?

Methadose (methadone) is a long-acting full opioid agonist. It belongs to a class of medications known as opioid agonists, or opioid analgesics.

Opioid analgesics are also referred to as narcotics and central nervous system depressants, due to how they act on the body’s brain and nervous system.

Methadose is approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic pain, opioid withdrawal, and opioid use disorder as a medication-assisted treatment.

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What Does Methadose Do?

Methadone is a prescription painkiller and opioid replacement medication. It is commonly prescribed for the treatment of opioid addiction, also known as opioid use disorder.

When taken as prescribed, Methadose can:

  • prevent opioid withdrawal
  • relieve opioid drug cravings
  • replace the use of other opioids during pregnancy

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Is Methadose The Same As Methadone?

Methadose is a brand name for methadone. Methadone is the primary ingredient in Methadose, and the two drugs are generally very similar.

Methadose is one of two brand name methadone products available in the United States. The other brand name methadone drug is Dolophine, which comes in tablet form.

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Methadose may be prescribed as part of a medication-assisted treatment program for opioid use disorder, alongside behavioral therapy and substance use counseling.

When taken as part of a rehab program, Methadose can help support addiction recovery, prevent opioid misuse, and reduce the risk of drug relapse.

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