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Methadone 

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Methadone
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Matthew Makin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199218806.003.0011
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date: 28 May 2020

Methadone is a potent opioid analgesic with other non-opioid properties. It has an analgesic and side effect profile similar to morphine. It is difficult to use because of a long and variable half-life. Conversion to methadone from other opioids is complex so it is best used in specialist settings.

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