Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy

  • Ricardo A. Cruciani
  • Helena Knotkova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Eliezer Soto, Joy Hao, Helena Knotkova, Ricardo A. Cruciani
    Pages 1-14
  3. Daniel P. Alford, Declan T. Barry, David A. Fiellin
    Pages 31-37
  4. Miguel A. Leal, Craig T. January
    Pages 51-58
  5. Gavin Bart, Sharon L. Walsh
    Pages 59-72
  6. Helena Knotkova, Ricardo A. Cruciani, Perry G. Fine
    Pages 73-80
  7. Sebastiano Mercadante
    Pages 81-89
  8. Peggy Compton
    Pages 91-107
  9. Karran A. Phillips, Kenzie L. Preston
    Pages 139-162
  10. Sharon L. Walsh, Lisa S. Middleton
    Pages 163-181
  11. Robert Taylor Jr., Robert B. Raffa, Joseph V. Pergolizzi Jr.
    Pages 183-200
  12. Tabitha Washington, Gilbert J. Fanciullo
    Pages 201-211
  13. Douglas L. Gourlay, Howard A. Heit
    Pages 213-228
  14. Wally R. Smith, Abdulkhaliq J. Alsalman
    Pages 263-276
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 289-298

About this book


Methadone and buprenorphine are the only two opioids that are indicated for the management of both pain and opioid-related drug addiction.  Both present unique challenges to the general practitioner and pain specialist, requiring a separate analysis from the rest of the drugs in the same family. 

Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy is an invaluable guide to the safe use of these opioids.  Authored by clinical and academic leaders from a variety of settings and backgrounds, this book includes chapters on pharmacology, adverse effects, safe rotation from other opioids, cardiac toxicity, prescribing, pharmacokinetics, equianalgesic dose, and replacement therapy.

This comprehensive text provides clinicians, researchers, policy-makers and academicians a resource for all the relevant points in methadone prescribing and buprenorphine therapy.

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo A. Cruciani
    • 1
  • Helena Knotkova
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept of Pain Med and Palliative CareBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2., Dept of Pain Mgmt and Palliative CareBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6973-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6974-2
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