How Long Does Methadose Last?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on March 17, 2022

Methadose (methadone) is a medication that is typically taken once a day for opioid use disorder. Effects of Methadose should last at least 24 hours, although effects may last up to 48 hours depending on the dose and how it’s taken.

How Long Does Methadose Last?

Methadose (methadone) is a long-acting medication for opioid addiction. When taken as directed, its effects can last between 24 to 48 hours.

On average, the effects of Methadose last 30 hours. This makes it suitable for use once a day, in a single dose. Methadose is taken by mouth in the form of a liquid or soluble tablet.

Find out more about taking Methadose for opioid withdrawal

Factors That Can Affect How Long Methadose Effects Last

The duration of Methadose effects for treating opioid dependence can vary based on a number of factors. Your doctor may consider these factors when creating a treatment plan.

Factors that can affect how long Methadose effects last include:

  • dose taken
  • drug tolerance
  • use of other drugs (including alcohol)
  • metabolic rate
  • older age
  • route of administration
  • genetic factors
  • overall health
  • drug misuse

Taking Methadose in ways other than prescribed may alter the duration of its effects.

In addition, having certain health conditions—including impaired liver or kidney function—could cause effects to last longer, due to how this can affect drug metabolism.

Before taking Methadose, be sure to tell your prescribing physician of any other medications you’re taking or of other physical or mental health conditions you have.

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How Often Is Methadose Taken?

Methadose for opioid addiction is typically taken in a single, daily dose. For chronic pain or during acute opioid detox, dosing may be different.

What Does Methadose Do?

Methadose is an opioid medication that can relieve pain, eliminate symptoms of opioid withdrawal, and treat opioid dependence as a long-term maintenance medication.

Call Today To Find Methadose Treatment For Drug Addiction

Methadose, also known as methadone, is one of several medications that are FDA-approved as medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorder.

If you’re looking for treatment for yourself or a loved one addicted to opioids, one of our trained staff members may be able to help.

Call our helpline today to learn more about Methadose treatment and to find addiction treatment options at a rehab center near you.

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Medically Reviewed by
Johnelle Smith, M.D on March 17, 2022
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