Brand name: Methadone (Phebra) TM
Active ingredients: methadone
What it is used for
Methadone Injection is indicated for the management of severe pain where: other treatment options have failed, are contraindicated, not tolerated or are otherwise inappropriate to provide sufficient management of pain, and the pain is opioid-responsive, and requires daily, continuous, long-term treatment. Methadone Injection is not indicated for use in chronic non-cancer pain other than in exceptional circumstances. Methadone Injection is not indicated as an as-needed (PRN) analgesia. Methadone Injection is not recommended for use in ambulant patients.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient methadone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems