Fast Fact #358 has be released: Non-Oral Routes of Methadone for Analgesia in Palliative Care
Thanks to the authors: Katie Elsass, Sean Marks, and Natalie A Malone
Methadone is a commonly prescribed analgesic for hospice and palliative care patients with terminal medical illnesses. The preferred route of administration is oral methadone, however, clinical circumstances arise frequently in which patients on oral methadone can no longer tolerate an oral route of administration. This Fast Fact reviews pertinent clinical details about the available non-oral routes of methadone. For more information about methadone within the PCNOW website, please see the Rotation to Methadone prescribing protocol within the Clinical Tools and Resources link under Resources. Also see Fast Facts #75, 86, and 171.