Methadose is a brand-name version of methadone, a long-acting medication that is used for the treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorder.
Similar to methadone, Methadose can come in the form of a liquid solution. It is not necessarily “better” or more effective than methadone.
Both drugs can be prescribed during opioid detoxification, or for the treatment of opioid addiction as part of a medication-assisted treatment program.
What Are The Differences Between Methadone And Methadose?
Methadone is the name for a generic drug. Methadose is a brand name for methadone. Both drugs are generally the same, with some minor differences.
Differences between Methadose and methadone include:
- drug manufacturer
- the forms they come in
- drug cost
Is Methadose Stronger Or Weaker Than Methadone?
Methadose is not stronger, nor is it weaker than methadone. Both are equally as effective for their intended use when taken in the same dosage.
Both drugs can:
- relieve pain
- reduce opioid cravings
- prevent symptoms of opioid withdrawal
- cause physical dependence
Finding Opioid Addiction Treatment Near You
Methadose treatment, also known as methadone maintenance treatment, is one of the most effective treatments for opioid addiction, which affects millions of Americans.
If you or a loved one is addicted to opioids, you’re not alone. By calling our helpline, we may be able to help you find treatment options.
Call us today for more information about Methadose or to find a rehab program for opioid addiction at a treatment center near you.
Published on July 14, 2021
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- U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) — Generic Drugs: Questions & Answers
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) — Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder Research Report
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus — Methadone