MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Opioid dependence

NICE Guidance

 TA114 Methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence, January 2007

May be prescribed in hospital for inpatients as continuation of therapy started by a supportive care maintenance programme in the community.

May be prescribed for inpatients with opioid addiction and acute pain who are not on a maintenance programme to prevent opioid withdrawal if it enables the patient to receive treatment. Advice MUST be sought from the pain management team - see guidance below. 

NOT to be supplied on discharge

Local Guidance

See here for MTW Acute pain and substance misuse guidance

Methadone is prescribed for opioid dependence through substance abuse services

Pack Price
1 ml
100 ml £0.93
2500 ml
30 ml
50 ml
500 ml £4.65