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Methadone Drug Testing

What is Methadone?
Methadone was first synthesized by German scientists during World War II because of a shortage of  morphine. It was introduced into the United States in 1947 as an analgesic or painkiller under such names as Methadone, Amidone, and Dolophine. It has been used to treat natcotic addicts since the 1960's. Methadone is a substitute for heroin in a controlled program of treatment that allows patients in the program to lead more normal lives. The methadone test is available in the 12 panel. Methadone test is also available in the 10 Oral Fluid Lab Test.

What does it look like?
Methadone is available as a tablet, disc, oral solution, or injectable liquid. Tablets are available in 5 mg and 10 mg formulations. As of January 1, 2008, manufacturers of methadone hydrochloride tablets 40 mg (dispersible) have voluntarily agreed to restrict distribution of this formulation to only those facilities authorized for detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, and hospitals. Manufacturers will instruct their wholesale distributors to discontinue supplying this formulation to any facility not meeting the above criteria. Google

Street Slang Names For Methadone
For a complete list of slang terms for drug and drug activity you can download the following file, drug terms (175K), complements of ONDCP Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse.You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader Software to view this file.

  • Amidone
  • Fizzies
  • Dollies

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