Methadone for Pain Relief

Joseph Johnson, Samir Sheth

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ABSTRACT: Questions from patients about pain conditions and analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from authors are presented to help educate patients and make them more effective self-advocates. In reply to a question, the authors discuss the use of methadone for pain management, outline how the body processes methadone, list interactions and side effects, and emphasize the importance of taking the medication as prescribed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-147
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2 2016


  • methadone
  • NMDA
  • opioid receptors
  • pain relief
  • side effects
  • tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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