I notice many people refer to methadone in "mg" but some of my friends are on it for oxycontin addiction and they take a single daily dosaeage of a certain amount of "ML"... I'm confused why it's refered to in both measurments... Specifaclly I'm asking because one of my friends is on 100 ML once daily and his girlfriend is on 40 ML once daily... Are both of their "drinks" the same potency, with his just containing more ML, therefor containing more of the medication, or is his drink more potent all together... Or in other words, could she drink 40 ML of his 100 ML drink or is there more methadone in his drink... Basically what I'm wondering is how do the "drinks" get made... Is it all created in one big batch and then dispersed to people in the amount of ML that they each need, or is there a different amount of medication all together in each persons "drink"??
7 Dec 2010
Toedai, I am on methadone trying to get off. I think that the ML is for Millileters and MG is for milligrams. millileters being the measurement for liquids and milligrams for pills and other stuff. Most people say mgs when refering to methadone..we always have. Not sure if that is at all helpful, or right, but as far the levels, I was on 100mls and now am on 20mls... the amount in my bottle is like a centimeter high where the 100mls was an inch high. So it sounds like your friend thats on 100MLs is on a lot more than the one at 40MLs. It's pretty much the same as pills... the higher the dosage the higher the potency. At the clinic I go to they have these huge quart size bottles of methadone which they hook up to a machine that measures the dosage. They look at your card, type your ID#, see what your dose is..and punch in the amount and that amount comes out a little tube into your bottle. Hope this helped!
19 Dec 2010
In the state I live in,pain clinics must prescibe methadone in pill form and the methadone clinics in liquid form.Mg for pills,ml for liquid.The methadone comes to the clinic in 10,000 ml bottles that is distributed from a computerized pump.All the liquid is the same potency,it depends on the amount you get.
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