A 24-year-old female asked:
I just took half of methadone and i have a drug screen on the 17th am i going to be clean by then?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Azen Jukicanswered
Pathology 30 years experience
Most likely: Methadone half life is up to three days, so you should be fine (unless you take more).
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Dr. James Eitneranswered
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Probably: Clearance of substances from your body can be affected by a number of things: dose, metabolism, hydration, body type, chronicity of use, etc. On average, Methadone clears the body in 3-5 days (or 1-7 days) depending on the type of test and the study providing the information.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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