A 56-year-old member asked:
is it helpful if i used suboxone to get off of methadone?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Suzanne Ducate answered
Specializes in Psychiatry
Probably not: It is much less complicated to transition from Suboxone to Methadone than from Methadone to suboxone. To move from Methadone to Suboxone the patient must be on 30 mg of Methadone or less. There is still a risk of suffering symptoms of withdrawal when transitioning from Methadone to suboxone. The use of Suboxone to avoid withdrawal from Methadone is preferable to stopping Methadone abruptly.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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