Note: Some information may be out of date. Last updated 2019
Patient Guide: Other Medication-Assisted Treatments
Besides buprenorphine, two other medications are approved for medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder: methadone and naltrexone. What is treatment with these drugs like? How do they compare to buprenorphine?
- The basic pharmacology of methadone and naltrexone
- The patient’s experience of being treated with these medications
- Precautions taken when switching between methadone and buprenorphine
- How the best medication is determined for each patient case