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Opiate Agonists

What should I do if I miss a dose of methadone?

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  • A Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    If you miss a dose of methadone, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medication to make up for a missed dose. Overdosing on methadone can be fatal. If you miss more than three days without taking this medication, call your doctor. You may need to start again with a lower dose.

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