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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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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?

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?

Very Complicated: The guidelines for switching someone from Methadone to suboxone are complicated and very specific. You need to be down to 30 mgs of Methadone per day for at least one week, then completely off Methadone for at least another week before taking the first dose of suboxone. Otherwise, taking suboxone will cause severe opiate withdrawal symptoms. Methadone stays in the body a very long time. ...Read more

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What's the length of physical withdrawal symptoms from heroin, and which is worse-heroin, suboxone, of methadone-in terms of withdrawal duration and intensity?

There is no 1 answer: because there is enormous variability between people and all of these opioids (and others). However, in general heroin and other short-acting drugs produce a 5-10 day acute withdrawal, usually worst at 24-72 hours and is VERY severe&then improves, but a post-acute withdrawal which is milder but can last months. Buprenorphine is milder than methadone;both peak at 72 hours but can last many weeks. ...Read more

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I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. I was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? Compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?

I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. I was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? Compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: If you’re considering discontinuing suboxone, you’ll need to taper it. Withdrawal can include nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, insomnia, etc. Opiate withdrawals are generally similar in their predictable effects. Suboxone withdrawal is treatable by tapering the medication. Please discuss a taper regimen with your prescriber if this is what you wish to do. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been on methadone& then Suboxone for withdrawal for about 1 year. If i need surgery, after quitting all med, will any narcotics ever work again?

Yes.: Hi conni, yes narcotics will work just fine. You may need a little more than a regular person, but if you've been off of them for a while, it will be the same as for the opiod naive person. Make sure you use IV opiods sparingly in the hospital and go to oral meds as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can I use oxycodone to help the withdrawal from 17yrs of methadone use daily, my Goal is to be off methadone, I have tried suboxone but relapsed. Ty?

Bad idea: Hard to get good help though if you have been getting it on the street. I suggest you keep at the suboxone. It is your best bet outside of a methadone clinic or seeing a specialist in addiction medicine. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone for a week and a half. I started at 30mg and went up to 90mg. Then I lost my car and can't go to the clinic anymore. Its been a few days now and I know I'm going to go into withdrawal. I have some suboxone I was prescribed from befo

I've been on methadone for a week and a half. I started at 30mg and went up to 90mg. Then I lost my car and can't go to the clinic anymore. Its been a few days now and I know I'm going to go into withdrawal. I have some suboxone I was prescribed from befo

Slow down/get help: first and foremost, contact the clinic and see if they can help you - there may be someone who lives near you who can carpool, or public transportation. I am concerned about a clinic raising you so rapidly - this is not in keeping with modern concepts of patient titration. Suboxone may make your withdrawal worse within 2-3 days of taking methadone. ...Read more

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I took 4mg of Suboxone on tuesday cause I ran out of my methadone and was in complete withdrawl... I have a urine test on Monday 5 days later?

I took 4mg of Suboxone on tuesday cause I ran out of my methadone and was in complete withdrawl... I have a urine test on Monday 5 days later?

Unlikely to show: Unless urine test specifically looks for buprenorphine, it's unlikely to detect that drug, which would be in very low concentration by then. It's still best to be honest with your physician when he asks about drug intake. ...Read more

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My dose when i stopped cold turkey was 120mg methadone.It's day 5 without it and im feeling mild withdrawals.Can i take suboxen now?

Please see a doctor: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for suboxone induction. The dose for suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please do not start it on your own. Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more