Methadone Suppositories

Dec 3, 2013

Dear Doctors,

At the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, we want to help you help your patients. One way we can help you is through compounding. Compounding is when a pharmacist modifies or mixes a medication for a specific patient with a prescription from that patients prescriber. Common reasons to compound a medication are to get a non-commercially available dose, to get a medication into a patient by a different route or to re-create a medication that is temporarily or permanently off the market. Here is our suggestion this month:

Compound NameMethadone suppositories
What is in ItMethadone
IndicationPain/Palliative Care. Palliative Patient wanted to go home but was becoming unable to take Methadone orally. Had tumors in jaw and neck. Winnipeg pain specialist recommended trying suppositories and they worked well.
How to PrescribeDose will vary and you need a methadone license to prescribe. In this case it was 60 mg TID.


We hope that gives you some ideas about how we can help you help your patients! Any questions? Call us at 204-638-4602.

Thanks,

The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy

 


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