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I've been on 80 mg of methadone for a year. How long will it take to get put my system?

I've been on 80 mg of methadone for a year. How long will it take to get put my system?

Unclear on question: Do you mean how long would it take to get to therapeutic levels? That would be within the first day or two, and 80 is a hefty dose. T has a long half life, and will be in your system for as long as you take it. If that does not answer the question, I do apologize but I hope that helps! ...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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How long does methadone take to leave your system? On it for 2 months 5 mg twice daily. Got off yesterday

Variable: Methadone takes about three days to fill tissue reservoirs after a person begins taking it. The rate at which methadone leaves a person's body after she stops it is variable, but since you have been on it for two months although at a relatively low dose, it could be mostly out of your system by two to eight weeks, depending on your body chemistry. ...Read more

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How long does 20 milagrams of methadone oral tablets take to leave your system?

How long does 20 milagrams of methadone oral tablets take to leave your system?

Variable: Depends on how long you have been on this dose and if you were previously on a higher dose. Half life ranges from 8-59 hrs and may be released very slowly from fatty tissue and liver. ...Read more

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How long will it take for one 10mg methadone in pill form to leave my system for drug testing and screens?

Methadone: Methadone is one of those drugs where it's almost impossible to say when it will be completely washed out of your system - essentially because it has a ton of metabolites and a huge half life window. Could be as little as 2 days or 2 weeks. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long does methadone last in your system?

How long does methadone last in your system?

Methadone: It depends on a number of factors: body weight, metabolism, amount used, etc. It is metabolized slowly and can "sit" in fats. The average time it takes to get "out of the system" is ~4-7 days. But it can still be detected in the urine or blood for up to 6 weeks after the last dose. ...Read more

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How long does methadone stay in your system?

Methadone half-life: The half-life of Methadone is 15 to 60 hours. It takes five times the half-life to leave your system. Therefore it could take anywhere between 75 hours to 300 hours to clear your system. This is with chronic use. The half-life for most people is approximately 25 hours meaning that would take approximately five days and five hours to leave your system completely. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if methadone makes other drugs stay in your system longer?

No: There are many drugs which inhibit methadone metabolism, and increase levels of drug in the bloodstream, There are also drugs which increase metabolism of methadone, reducing its effectiveness and half-life. However, methadone itself does not have either inhibiting or inducing effects on metabolic liver enzymes. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 10 milligram methadone pills last week how long will it stay in my system?

It depends: Methadone because it stays in the body's fat can remain detectable in the body for extended periods. Hair testing might show its presence for months. Most screening, however, is through urine and with standard cut-offs I would expect after a week it wouldn't come up as positive unless previous use was high or there was some significant problem effecting excretion. ...Read more

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I took 15mg methadone a week ago, will it be out of my system for a drug test only a week of my last dose? Please help. If not, how can I get it out?

Depends: If this was a one time use, it should be clear in a week, but if it was long-term it's less certain. Half-life range top is 48hrs, so you're probably good - but don't use it w/o Rx and that should satisfy a drug tester. It's good you care and use that motivation to stay clean! Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does methadone stay in your system? I have a urine test next wednesday.

Long time: Methadone is very fat soluble and stays in your fatty tissue for a long time. If you have been taking it chronically then it may still there is a good chance it will still be there next wednesday. The real question is why you have taken methadone. If you were taking it to get high, that is a very bad choice. Methadone will get you dead before it will get you high. ...Read more

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How long will a 40mg dose of methadone stay in my system? And how long will it show up on a 10 panel urine screen

Methadone: Is a long acting m opioid receptor agonist. The half-life of (R, S)-methadone is 15-60 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 60*6/24=15 days. The Methadone will stay in your system for about 15 days. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How do I get 80mg. Of methadone out of my system for a drug test In a very short period of time?

Drug test: You dont. Methadone has a long half life which means it takes a long time to get out of the system. ...Read more

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I took a 3mg of lorazapam 3 weeks ago and a methadone 2 to 3 weeks ago how long till it is out of my system for a urine screen?

I took a 3mg of lorazapam 3 weeks ago and a methadone 2 to 3 weeks ago how long till it is out of my system for a urine screen?

Methadone: Lorazepam should be out of the system within 24-48 hrs, however methadone has a half life that can be as long as 60 hours and therefore may be detectable in the urine for up to 4 days ...Read more

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I took a 3mg of lorazapam 3 weeks ago and a methadone 2 to 3 weeks ago how long till it is out of my system in urine screen?

10-12 days: According to the Drug Detection Times chart in http://alwaystestclean. Com/drug-detection-times-chart/, 10 days to clean urine for lorazepam, 12 days to clean urine methadone. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does the hospital have to tell a potential employer about a certain prescription drug I'm taking I go to a methadone clinic, I don't do drugs or anything illeagle I just want to know when the hospital finds methadone in my system as long as I have a note

It is confidential: Anyone in drug treatment program who releases information without your express permission is breaking the law, and could both be sued by you for damages and prosecuted criminally. Your question isn't clear as to whether you are receiving Methadone from a hospital-based program, or whether they are your employer. If they test you and find it, and it is legally prescribed, it shouldn't be problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for methadone to leave your body?

How long does it take for methadone to leave your body?

Extremely variable: Methadone is lipid- (fat-)soluble and takes several days to fill tissue reservoirs after a person begins taking it. The rate at which methadone leaves a person's body after he/she stops it is variable and depends on dose, frequency, and on body chemistry. It can literally take months for some folks. ...Read more

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How do I get take home methadone perscribed when I actively smoke majuana?

Addiction specialist: If you are requesting Methadone due to
addiction you should see an addiction specialist and stop all illicit drugs including marijuana. ...Read more

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What to do if I've been on methadone for 23 yearsam only on ten milligrams nowbe off next week, how long before I can get relei?

Soon: If a person is only on 10 mg of Methadone after 23 years of treatment, physical symptoms will resolve quickly. The desire to use opiates will depend on how effective outpatient treatment has been. Stay away from triggers and attend meetings if cravings return. ...Read more

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How long after taking methadone will I be able to take oxys?

Prescribed??: If you are a pain patient being prescribed methadone, your prescribing doctor and/or dispensing pharmacist are the ones you should be asking. It depends on the dose of the methadone, the dose of oxycodone and whether a long-acting or short-acting form of oxycodone, also on your tolerance. If not prescribed, you SHOULDN'T be taking either of them, and you should get help for your drug issues. ...Read more

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How long does methadone treatment usually take?

...it depends: By definition, Methadone detox takes place over less than 180 days. The patient is progressively weaned over that time. Methadone maintenance, on the other hand, is more than 180 days. The decision is made by the patient, physican, counseling and social services over which route to take, and the best outcomes occur when everyone on this team takes an active role throughout the process. ...Read more

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How can I ween off methadone safely? The clinic gave me 30mg then 25mg, what mg should I take tomorrow on day 3 at the clinic?? I want to get off ASAP

How can I ween off methadone safely? The clinic gave me 30mg then 25mg, what mg should I take tomorrow on day 3 at the clinic?? I want to get off ASAP

Talk to your doctor: Weaning off of Methadone is a very individual experience. You could try 20mg. If you experience any difficulty, you should ask to talk to the clinic doctor. Some people are able to get off Methadone with little or no problem. Some people require a slower taper. I commend you for wanting to get off of Methadone. Typically a taper down by 5mg per week is best. Keep going to your meetings. Peace! ...Read more

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I know the text book answer is NO, BUT if I take methadone in the early morning & take Ritalin (methylphenidate) in the afternoon (not long term), would ritalin (methylphenidate) work?

May be: In theory the two drugs don't interact, as they have opposite effects, not additive effects, methadone has a long half-life, it stays in the system longer, at least 16 hours, its elimination depends on many factors, how active is the liver, how acidic is the urine for example or alkaline, etc. Also depends on other medicines you are on, counsel your doctor again, both are schedule II medications, ...Read more

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If you take methadone for a long time does it effect the bones.?

If you take methadone for a long time does it effect the bones.?

It can.: There is some evidence to suggest that especially for men, long term Methadone can decrease bone density (which could put you at risk for fractures). The mechanism probably involves lowered testosterone levels in people taking methadone. So in addition to the yearly ekg for people on methadone, i'd also discuss calcium and vitamin d supplementation with your doc. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I take clonazepam and I am prescribed methadone. How do I get a script for the clonazepam? I've been taking 2mg a day for 8yrs.

I take clonazepam and I am prescribed methadone. How do I get a script for the clonazepam? I've been taking 2mg a day for 8yrs.

From one's doctor: Clonazepam is a controlled substance (the important thing is the reasons why it is a controlled substance). A prescription can be obtained by seeing a doctor at the doctor's office. Hopefully, this is how a person has been getting the controlled substance over the past 8 years. The patient and doctor should have an ongoing care relationship. ...Read more

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My husband recently stopped taking methadone. How long will it take for his sperm count to go back up?

Too little research: There's too little research about this to be able to answer your question with any degree of confidence. ...Read more

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I am on 110mg of methadone daily. Therfore I take stool softners 1 twice daily. How long can I use them without stopping. 2wks a month? .

I am on 110mg of methadone daily. Therfore I take stool softners 1 twice daily. How long can I use them without stopping. 2wks a month? .

Constipation on meds: I don't fully understand your question. I would believe that as long as you are on narcotics you will need a stool softener. Keeping your bowels moving regularly is paramount. ...Read more

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I have been on methadone for about a year started on 60mg I want to get off of it got myself down to 30 mg I need to stop so I can take depression med?

There's interactions: Methadone will have some cautions due to potentially negative side effects as a result of interactions with ssri's snri's as anti-depressants. The tricyclic anti-depressants also have interactions. This needs to be carefully evaluated by a prescriber with your other physical and relapse risk issues considered as well. Speak to your doc! ...Read more