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Methadone

Also known as Methadose, Methex, Physeptone, Dolophine, and Martindale Methadone Dtf

Methadone (also known as Symoron, Dolophine, Amidone, Methadose, Physeptone, Heptadon and many other names) is a synthetic opioid. It is used medically as an analgesic and a maintenance anti-addictive and reductive preparation for use by patients with opioid dependency. It was developed in Germany in 1937, mainly because Germany required a reliable internal source of opiates. Because it is an acyclic analog of morphine or heroin, methadone acts on the same opioid receptors as these drugs, and thus has many of the same effects. Methadone is also used in managing severe chronic pain, owing to its long duration of action, extremely powerful effects, and very low cost. Methadone was introduced into the United States in 1947 by Eli Lilly and Company.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $20.11 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed methadone to treat drug abuse (opioids), drug abuse, chronic pain disorder, and viral hepatitis.

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