Methadone

Last updated 25.08.13

 

Uses

-  Maintainance therapy in opiod dependance (narcotics)

 

Features

-  Schedule 8 drug: drug of dependance

 

Indications

-  Chronic pain

-  Opiod dependance

 

Prescription

-  Notification of drug dependant person to DHS

-  In-pt prescription

-  Confirm dose, current prescriber & pharmacy source +/- takeways

-  Must cancel community prescription by notification

-  Chart drug dose, photocopy chart & take to pharmacy

-  Once for D/C notify DHS of cancellation to revert to community supply