A 32-year-old member asked:
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methadone withdrawal is usually planned for how long?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
Varies: By doc and reason for wean.
Answered on Jan 20, 2014
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See below: Methadone withdrawal may not peak for 7-10 days and may last for several weeks. In general, at pharmacologically equivalent dosages, studies have sho ... Read More
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Dr. John Moranville
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Up to 2 weeks : Possibly even longer than that. 40 mg is a lot to go off of all at once. It is always best to taper gradually or switch to buprenorphine
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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Slow: This medication should be slowly lowered under the supervision of a doctor, preferably an addictionologist.

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