Stay Alert for Hypoglycemia With Methadone

Hypoglycemia will be added to the list of potential risks with methadone...due to a recent safety review by Health Canada.

It's been reported in patients using methadone for either opioid use disorder (OUD) or chronic pain...and the risk may be higher with methadone doses over 40 mg/day.

One theory is that methadone's serotonergic activity may lead to increased insulin levels...based on animal studies.

Get concise advice on drug therapy, plus unlimited access to CE

Pharmacist's Letter Canada includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 200+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get quote