Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Administration of MMT - Tips for Administering the Right Medication

  • The word “methadone” and the dose should be inscribed in boldface font on the bottle. Methadone can only be prescribed by physicians certified by Health Canada (CPSO, 2005). Temporary exemptions can be obtained by physicians in hospital settings, so that MMT can be continued in hospital for those patients already on methadone.
  • To safely administer/dispense methadone, the nurse must be familiar with the pharmacokinetics of the medication, and the implications to ensure safe clinical practice.
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