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

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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management

In brief: Depends...

There is some variability to metabolizing Methadone in different individuals.
It's effects can last from 8-72 hours.

In brief: Depends...

There is some variability to metabolizing Methadone in different individuals.
It's effects can last from 8-72 hours.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
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Dr. Aj Rastogi
Pain Management

In brief: Depends....

Cyp type enzymes are used to metabolize Methadone - everyone has different ratios and strengths to these enzyme types - thus the duration of effect from Methadone varies but is typically in the range of 8-72 hours.

In brief: Depends....

Cyp type enzymes are used to metabolize Methadone - everyone has different ratios and strengths to these enzyme types - thus the duration of effect from Methadone varies but is typically in the range of 8-72 hours.
Dr. Aj Rastogi
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