Is Methadose Stronger Or Weaker Than Methadone?

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

Methadose is a brand version of methadone. Both are used to treat opioid use disorder and are equally effective in equivalent doses.

Is Methadose Stronger Or Weaker Than Methadone?

Methadose is the name of a brand name methadone product. It is a form of methadone that comes in the form of an oral concentrate or soluble tablet.

Methadose is equal in strength to methadone when taken in equivalent doses. Methadone is not stronger or weaker than methadone.

Both are prescribed in the following dosage strengths:

  • Methadose: 10 mg/mL (oral concentrate)
  • Methadone: 5 mg, 10 mg (tablet)

Methadone and Methadose are both used for the treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorder, also known as opioid dependence or opioid addiction.

What’s The Difference Between Methadose And Methadone?

Methadose is a type of methadone product. It is one of two brand-name drugs containing methadone. The other brand name is Dolophine.

Although they are largely the same, Methadose and methadone do differ in some ways, largely in their cost, availability, and formulation.

See more about the difference between Methadose and methadone

Is Methadose Taken the Same Way As Methadone?

Both Methadose and methadone are taken under clinical supervision for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Although they can come in different forms, both are to be taken by mouth. In addition, both can only be dispensed by a SAMHSA-certified opioid treatment program (OTP).

Methadose and methadone should both be taken exactly as directed by a doctor. Taking either drug in another way could result in adverse side effects, including drug overdose.

Call To Find Treatment For Opioid Addiction Today

Both Methadose and methadone can effectively relieve opioid cravings and prevent opioid withdrawal in people with opioid use disorder who are seeking addiction recovery.

If you’re looking for opioid addiction treatment, call our helpline today to find a treatment program that’s right for you or a loved one in your life.

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Medically Reviewed by
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