A 33-year-old male asked:
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i have been taking methadone for week. i took 10mg tonight so i can sleep. how long do i have to wait to take suboxone?

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Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
24 Hours: Methadone has a long half-life. You should wait at least 24 hours before taking Suboxone. See your doctor about your sleep.
Answered on Mar 24, 2015
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No!!!: It could lead to respiratory arresr!
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