What Does Methadone Look Like?
Methadone pills differ in appearance depending on the manufacturer and dosage. This narcotic pain reliever is commonly used for treating opioid dependence and opioid addiction.
- Methadone is usually administered under medical supervision to an opioid addict undergoing detox or experiencing withdrawal symptoms as methadone can minimize or reduce such symptoms.
- The drug is usually administered in a pill form with various strengths of dosage.
- There are many companies making and distributing methadone under various brand names.
The appearance of methadone can vary with each manufacturer.
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Roxanne Laboratories’ Methadone pills vary in doses ranging from 5, 10 and 40 mg tablets. Their 5 and 10 mg tablets are characterized by their small, white and round appearance that is scored on one side while the other side has numbers imprinted on it.
The Roxanne Laboratories’ 5 and 10 mg tablets often imprint “54 210” on their 5 mg tablets and “54 142” on their 10 mg tablets. Both methadone tablets carrying the brand name Dolophine have imprinted “54 162” for the 5 mg tablets and “54 549” for the 10 mg tablets.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals’ Methadone pills come in 5 and 10 mg pills that are white and shaped like an oblong. Both pills have imprinted letter “M” inside a square on one side. On the other side, the pills are numbered “57 55” for the 5 mg pills and “57 71” for the 10 mg pills with a score in between the numbers.
The Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals also make 40 mg dispersible methadone tablets that are orange in color and square-shape. On one side of the 40 mg dispersible tablet is a quadrisect score with a letter “M” and on the other side is “2540” imprinted.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals produce their methadone pills under the brand name Methadose. Both 5 and 10 mg pills of Methadose have the name “Methadose” on one side, is hexagon-shaped and has the number “5” on the 5 mg pill and “10” on the 10 mg pill. Methadose also has 40 mg dispersible pills that are hexagon-shaped with the number “40” on one side and a quadrisect scored on the other.
Cebert Pharmaceutical Inc. manufactures 40 mg methadone tablets as well under the brand name Diskets. Their 40 mg dispersible tablets are rectangular-shaped, peach-colored and appear with a quadrisect scoring on one side and the number “54 883” on the other side.
Off the streets, methadone can be identified with the following names:
There is a high potential for abusing methadone which can cause drug dependence and eventually drug addiction.
You should seek immediate medical help from addiction centers in Florida if you have misused methadone in order to avoid the serious health risks including addiction. Do not be afraid to ask for medical assistance to help you on your road to recovery. Thousands of people recover from an addiction every day and you can too!