Methadone - Drug Toxicity

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Latest prescription information about Methadone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Drug Name : Methadone

Indication : Methadone is a morphine substitute and used for detoxification of opiate addicts.


Physiology : Methadone is highly addictive. Methadone is used in the management of severe pain and in narcotic detoxification.

Normal Values : Negative

Critical Values : >200 ng/mL


Test Method : Thin Layer chromatography(TLC), Enzyme immunoassay(EIA).

Side effects : Adverse effects are CNS and respiratory depression, nausea and vomiting , hypotension, miosis, psychological dependence.

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