Canterbury DHB

Context

Methadone

This drug has a place in pain management in specific circumstances. Methadone is difficult to use due to its long and variable half-life and a referral to the Palliative Care Service is strongly recommended.

Indications for use:

See:

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Document Owner:

Kate Grundy (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

March 2016

Next Review:

March 2018

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Topic Code: 4058