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A 31-year-old member asked:

can i take a suboxone 5 hours after a methadone?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ernest Leibov
Psychiatry 53 years experience
No!!!: It could lead to respiratory arresr!
Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry 23 years experience
In addition, You defeat the whole purpose of using subaxone.
Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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It can also lead to abrupt narcotic withdrawal. It could go either way because of its mixed narcotic, agonist effect.
Sep 25, 2013
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 25 years experience
Avoid: These medications should not be mixed. Serious side effects can occur.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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It would throw you into abrupt narcotic withdrawal.
Sep 25, 2013

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long after taking methadone can I be switched to suboxone?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not Here: This is a complicated question which requires the input from an a physician experienced in such things. There is no easy answer. It can be anywhere from 48 hrs to 1 week, depending on many things. Do not try it youself.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Both work: Methadone is only available at special clinics, and is generally less expensive. Suboxone is available from authorized physicians; you may find one at the Buprenorphine web site.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I want to stop taking methadone iam on 125mg I want to switch to Suboxone as soon as possible how can it be done with no withdrawals?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Please see physician: Sorry -- your previous message said "meth, " which sounded like methamphetamine -- plus opiates since you asked about suboxone. Your best bet would still be to see a psychiatrist who is also board certified in addiction medicine. You can search for your locale at: http://www.Abam.Net/find-a-doctor/ not all addiction medicine specialists are psychiatrists, but a good many are. Good luck to you.
A 30-year-old female asked:

How to switch from methadone to Suboxone in a week?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
It depends: If your dose is low than you can go straight onto it. However, if you are using more than 60 mg., than it could be extremely difficult to make this change in a week no matter what protocol is used.
A member asked:

How long do I have to be off 31 mg of methodone before taking suboxin iam on 31 mg of methodone?

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Dr. Fred Coleman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
A day?: If you are taking Methadone and are switching to suboxone, you just switch over (the doc prescribing it should be able to calculate an approximate dose). The goal is to not have you withdraw, so you switch over from Methadone one day to Suboxone the next. There may have to be some dose adjustments after that, but you just stop one and start the other at first.

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