Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Methadone hydrochloride

Introduction

Name

  • Methadone hydrochloride.

Class of drug

  • Opioid analgesic.

Uses

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Indications

  • Severe pain.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Metocolpramide - antagonism as interacting drugs have opposing effects on gastro-intestinal motility.
  • Combination with any other CNS depressant drug - enhanced depressant effects.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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