Learn How to Use and Store Methadone Safely                         

Methadone is an opioid used to help people with opioid dependence. Unlike other opioids, it stays in the body for a long time, preventing the cravings and discomfort of withdrawal. Like all other medications, methadone must be taken safely.

Seeking help for your opioid dependence is a wise and important step in your road to recovery. Learn how to use and store methadone safely.

This information has been developed in partnership with ISMP Canada and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan's Opioid Agonist Therapy Program, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, along with support from Healthcare Excellence Canada. It has been reviewed by the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioner Association of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian Pharmacists Association, and Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Visit ISMP Canada for additional resources.