Methadone/Dolophine




- for severe pain; detoxification; maintenance of narcotic addiction;
- adults: 10-20 mg PO q6-8 hr (titrate extremely slowly);
- note equianalgesic w/ parental morphine;
- cardiac factors:
      - may cause prolonged QT syndrome;
      - ref: Long-QT Syndrome




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD on Saturday, January 12, 2008 8:15 pm