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Methadone transition: Of course the risk is that with longer-acting opiates ( Methadone being one) there will be withdrawal precipitated with the transition to suboxone. It has an opiate antagonist in it - which makes the idea of abusing opiates much more unattractive (in addition they will provide no euphoria). Typically patients are encouraged to be in full withdrawal before switching over to the suboxone, ? 3 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some guidelines: You should not try this on your own, rather, you need an experienced practitioner to help make the switch. It can be quite tricky. The guidelines are to be on 30 mgs of Methadone or less for at least one week, then completely off Methadone for at least another week. The Methadone remains in one's system for three weeks, so the suboxone needs to be started at a low dose and increased very slowly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I been off methadone for 5 days. Starting Suboxone maintance tomorrow. Will the blocker in Suboxone make me feel sick if methadone is still in me?
Possibly: It depends on the dose of Methadone you were receiving prior to starting suboxone. If you were on 30 mgs per day or less, after five days off methadone, you might be okay especially if you start with a very low dose of suboxone and increase it very gradually. The Methadone will still be in your system for a while, but a very low dose of suboxone with a very gradual dosing increase could work fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am dosing at 52 mg methadone. When can I switch to suboxone? How many days between last dose methadone and initiation of suboxone?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on methadone for over sixteen years and stopped march of this year and chAng to Suboxone. I STILL test positive for Methadone. How is this po?
Not unusual: I have seen people who were on higher doses of methadone, as well as people with very long methadone half-lives, stay positive for up to 6 months. Methadone is stored in the liver and other tissues, and is slowly released. If levels are done (corrected for urine concentration) the levels of methadone itself should be going down and already be very low, with gradually lower levels of metabolite. ...Read more
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