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When you go to a methadone clinic that uses that pink liquid methadone do they add water to the pink liquid?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Doubtful: Clinics that dispense medication are very carefully regulated. It would be very hard for them to alter the medication or dosage.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Water in Methadone: If the clinic has a pharmacist, or someone who is qualified to alter the medication, water can be used to reduce the Methadone dose given in the liquid, for those that are tapering. Otherwise, if not done with patient and or clinic knowledge, this would be a federal offense, altering a scheduled substance.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2020

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