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Methadone (Mathadose) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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Methadone (Mathadose) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Mathadose?

methadone

What is the Trade Name for methadone?

Mathadose

What are the Indications of Methadone (Mathadose) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

withdrawal symptoms, pain

What are the Actions of Methadone (Mathadose) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Suppresses withdrawal symptoms. Binds to opiate receptors in the CNS and alters perception of pain while producing a general depression of the CNS. This depression also causes a decrease in the cough reflex and GI motility.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Methadone (Mathadose) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

opioid analgesic

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Methadone (Mathadose) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

opioid agonist

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Date Published - Oct 26, 2018
Date Modified - Apr 8, 2019

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