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Rx Methadone & Safety

 

Dosing | Cardiac Concerns | Drug Interactions | Safety

 

Dosing

  • AATOD Guidelines for Guest Dosing
    http://www.aatod.org/policies/policy-statements/aatod-guidelines-for-guest-medication/
  • AT Forum Methadone Dosing & Safety in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
    September 2003.
    pdficon_24X24Download PDF  (312KB, 8pp)
  • Clinical Diagnostic Tool for Guiding Methadone Treatment of Opioid Addiction
    ODAS – Opiate Dosage Adequacy Scale… from Heroin Addiction & Related Clinical Problems. 2004;6(3)39-49. Distributed with permission of the journal.
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  • When “Enough” is Not Enough: New Perspectives on Optimal Methadone Dose
    Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 2000.
    Download PDFDownload PDF  (91KB, 8pp)

 

Cardiac ConcernsCardiac Concerns

  • AT Forum Cardiac Considerations During MMT
    October 2003.
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  • AT Forum Does Methadone Maintenance Treatment Affect Heart Health?
    2001.
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  • AT Forum Methadone’s Role in Torsade de Pointes Questioned
     September 2002.
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Drug Interactions

  • American Journal on Addictions – Special Issue on Methadone Interactions With Other Medication and Abused Substances
    March/April 2010.
    Articles available for purchase.
  • AT Forum Methadone-Drug* Interactions – 3rd Edition
    (*Medications, illicit drugs, & other substances)
    November 2005.
    pdficon_24X24Download PDF (660KB, 31pp)
  • HIV Drug Interactions
    http://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/ – This informative and educational HIV resource is valuable for healthcare professionals, scientific researchers or anyone with an interest in HIV therapy. You can find reports on recent news and hot topics in HIV pharmacology, discover comprehensive information, and advice on drug interactions.
  • Medscape Methadone Drug Interaction Checker
    http://reference.medscape.com/drug/methadose-dolophine-methadone-343317#3 -

 

Safetypill-bottle-tops

  • AT Forum Summer 2007 Newsletter Methadone Overdose in MMT – What to know. How to prevent it. What to do if it happens.
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  • AT Forum The Safety of Methadone, LAAM, Buprenorphine
    2001.
    Download Word Document  (48KB, 22pp)
    Note: Also see, AT Forum, Spring 2001; 10(2)
  • CLINICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF BENZODIAZEPINES AMONG PATIENTS RECEIVING MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE
    Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, Inc.
    May 2013.
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  • “Drug Overdose Reduction Act” 2009
     June 12, 2009.
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  • FDA Drug Safety Information for Patients and Providers
    Patients and providers can now go to a single web page to find information on a variety of prescription drugs. Information is available on: drug labeling, including package inserts; drugs that have a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS); warning letters and alerts; and regulations and guidance documents.
    HTML file available online
  • FDA/SAMHSA Methadone Safety Education Program – Follow Directions: How to Use Methadone Safely
    From the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).
    April 2009.
    These public education materials (brochure, fact sheet, and poster) were designed specifically for this campaign to inform patients and healthcare professionals that methadone is a safe and effective treatment when used exactly as prescribed. The materials are available in English and Spanish.
    Download or order printed copies
  • GAO Report – Methadone-Associated Overdose Deaths
    From U.S. Government Accountability Office
    March 2009.
    pdficon_24X24Download PDF  (1.73MB, 55pp)
  • International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) “50 Best” Collection on Overdose
    Available online August 2009.
    http://www.ihra.net/overdose
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Patient Safety Presentations and Conference Videos
    Available online from Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA).
    http://ireta.org/node/630
  • Methadone-Associated Mortality: Report of a National Assessment. From CSAT/DPT, 2004.
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  • Methadone Diversion, Abuse, and Misuse: Deaths Increasing at Alarming Rate
    From U.S. Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center
    November 2007.
    pdficon_24X24Download PDF  (1.5MB, 20pp) on Methadone Overdose Report
  • Methadone Mortality – A Reassessment July 2007
    From CSAT/DPT. October 2007.
    pdficon_24X24Download PDF  (426KB, 48pp)
  • Preventing Overdose Deaths: Strategies for Combating a National Crisisoverdoes
    Drug Policy Alliance.
    March, 2009.
    pdficon_24X24Download PDF (1.5MB,  24pp)
  • Research Article – Benzodiazepine Use and Misuse Among Patients in a Methadone Program
    Chen et al.: Benzodiazepine Use and Misuse Among Patients in a Methadone Program. BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:90.
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  • SAMHSA Dear Colleague Letter on State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)
    September 27, 2011.
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  • SAMHSA Emerging Issues in the Use of Methadone Advisory
    Spring 2009.
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  • Overdose prevention toolkit
    NEW SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
    Updated September 2014.
    pdficon_24X24 Download PDF (1.32MB, 24pp)
  • VERMONT STATEWIDE OPIOID ANTAGONIST COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM INTRANASAL NALOXONE ADMINISTRATION TRAINING MODULE
    Vermont Department of Health.
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All links accessed July 14, 2014.