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Methadone

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Analgesic Adult

Methadone - Additional Information

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking or intend to start any other medicines, supplements or herbal products.

What happens when you suddenly stop this medicine?

Do not stop taking Methadone without talking to your doctor. Stopping Methadone suddenly after taking it for a period of time may lead to possible withdrawal signs and symptoms such as sweating, chills, muscle pain, dilated pupils, irritability and insomnia. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce the amount of Methadone you are taking before stopping it completely. This is to lessen the chance of developing these withdrawal symptoms.

Methadone is a Controlled Drug in Singapore. Please DO NOT share the medicine with others.​

  • Updated on Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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