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How long after stopping Suboxone does someone have to wait before narcotic painkillers become effective?
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 24 to 36 hours
Suboxone will be out of the system after 24 to 36 hours.
Patients with opioid addiction should be not using any narcotic painkillers after stopping suboxone as it triggers and activates the craving for narcotics, .

In brief: 24 to 36 hours
Suboxone will be out of the system after 24 to 36 hours.
Patients with opioid addiction should be not using any narcotic painkillers after stopping suboxone as it triggers and activates the craving for narcotics, .
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: It depends
It depends on how high of a dose of suboxone the person was taking per day.
A small amount may take one or two days and a higher dose maybe longer. You should know that taking suboxone over time tends to reduce one's tolerance for narcotic painkillers. A person who has been on suboxone may take their usual high dose of painkillers and quit breathing because they thought they could handle it & die.

In brief: It depends
It depends on how high of a dose of suboxone the person was taking per day.
A small amount may take one or two days and a higher dose maybe longer. You should know that taking suboxone over time tends to reduce one's tolerance for narcotic painkillers. A person who has been on suboxone may take their usual high dose of painkillers and quit breathing because they thought they could handle it & die.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends
The answer varies upon the individual's physiology and body habitus.

In brief: Depends
The answer varies upon the individual's physiology and body habitus.
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Dr. Paul Cohen
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