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Why does a long half-life mean a long withdrawal? Xanax (alprazolam) and oxycodone have short hls but w/d can last months. Why would suboxone. Be longer?
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Time Dependency
Narcotic withdrawal times and severity are complex phenomena and not easy to summarize.
The time it takes the body to get rid of narcotics (half-lives) may have far more to do with length and severity of dependence, malnutrition, sleep deprivation and kidney and liver function than the pharmacokinetic profile of the drug. Please speak with your pain management specialist for specific advice.

In brief: Time Dependency
Narcotic withdrawal times and severity are complex phenomena and not easy to summarize.
The time it takes the body to get rid of narcotics (half-lives) may have far more to do with length and severity of dependence, malnutrition, sleep deprivation and kidney and liver function than the pharmacokinetic profile of the drug. Please speak with your pain management specialist for specific advice.
Dr. James Henning
Dr. James Henning
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Dr. David Simons
Anesthesiology
In brief: 7 days
Suboxone withdrawal is usually over in 7 days however some symptoms may persist for a month or two.
Physician supervision during this process is essential.

In brief: 7 days
Suboxone withdrawal is usually over in 7 days however some symptoms may persist for a month or two.
Physician supervision during this process is essential.
Dr. David Simons
Dr. David Simons
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