Methadose (methadone) is an addiction treatment medication for opioid use disorder. It is also prescribed as methadone or Dolophine for chronic pain.
If you’re taking Methadose for opioid dependence, or have been taking it for an extended length of time, missing a dose could result in opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Opioid withdrawal symptoms might include:
- nausea or vomiting
- strong drug cravings
- dilated pupils
- stomach cramps
- muscle pain
If you miss a dose of Methadose, here is information on what to do and what not to do, as well as how to find Methadose treatment options for opioid addiction near you.
What To Do If You Miss A Dose Of Methadose
First things first: If you miss a dose of Methadose, contact your prescribing doctor as soon as possible. They can offer guidance on what to do next.
If you’re taking Methadose for opioid addiction, your doctor will likely recommend that you skip the missed dose and take your next dose as scheduled the following day.
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What Not To Do If You Miss A Dose Of Methadose
If you’re taking Methadose for opioid use disorder, do not take an extra dose of Methadose to make up for the skipped dose.
Contact your doctor. If you’re unable to reach your doctor, skip the missed dose and take your next dose the following day as scheduled.
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- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — Methadone
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) — METHADOSE Label
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Methadone