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When people go on methadone maintenance , is it once a day type of thing?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is once a day for maintenance.

In brief: Yes
It is once a day for maintenance.
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
In brief: Addicts
People addicted to prescription opioids or heroin who want to change the trajectory of their life may benefit from Methadone maintenance.
If severe addiction Methadone is dosed observed daily in a program. If less severe addiction the md may trust the patient to dose at home. Usually this starts with daily/weekly prescriptions that can be increased to monthly over time if no red flags.

In brief: Addicts
People addicted to prescription opioids or heroin who want to change the trajectory of their life may benefit from Methadone maintenance.
If severe addiction Methadone is dosed observed daily in a program. If less severe addiction the md may trust the patient to dose at home. Usually this starts with daily/weekly prescriptions that can be increased to monthly over time if no red flags.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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