Methadone Hydrochloride

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Methadone Hydrochloride

 

(in Russian, Fenadon), a synthetic medicinal preparation whose effect is similar to that of morphine. A white, odorless, crystalline powder that is soluble in water, methadone hydrochloride has analgesic as well as antispasmodic properties. It may be taken in tablet form. Continued use may lead to addiction.

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