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A 29-year-old female asked:

How long will i need to be on suboxone in order to comfortably withdrawal from methadone? i want to be normal asap.

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Dr. Brandon Maples
A Verified Doctoranswered
19 years experience
Depends: It all depends on how long you were on Methadone and what dosage you were taking. Methadone unfortunately stays in the body for a long time, so it takes awhile to detox. Also, you can have side effects, like seizures, if you do it too fast, so i would definitely recommend going slower rather than rapidly, just to be safe.
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