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How long after taking Suboxone is it safe to take Methadone?

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You need to wait about 24 to 72 hours for it to work properly. Seek help from your doctor for any medicinal changes. Any comments?

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  1. Lecia says:

    Aug 15, 2009 Can i take the suboxone after taking the methadone. long as (methadone) its not built up in your system you should be ok, I was ok when I did

  2. Marline says:

    Basically, the methadone wont work while he has Suboxone in his system. Period. The naloxone in the drug basically chokes off the opiate function. With more than a little of the stuff in your system you could shoot a liter of heroin into your blood and it wouldnt do a damned thing. The buprenorphine in the drug certainly isnt helping either. Hes not going to be able to take methadone without it doing nothing(2-6 hours), or screwing things up worse for about three days.Get your fiancee to the ER and get him sedated. Theyll know how to handle it.Also, dont marry drug addicts.

  3. Maryland says:

    How long must one wait to him Suboxone as part of take methadone after taking suboxone a doctor for opiate addiction? My friend was going to and the doc was prescribing his tr

  4. Bailey says:

    If you’ve only taken methadone 1 day, wait at minimum 24 hours, if not 48 hours. If you take methadone every day for a sustained period of time (i.e. at least 2 weeks up to years), you should give yourself close to a week, taking Subutex (S… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_do_you_wait_to_take_suboxone_after_taking_methadone

  5. Sigrid says:

    if you’re at a low dose of methadone (5-10mg) i’d say 36-72hours.. if you’re at a higher dose (15-30mgs) then definantly 72+hours.. If you’re takeing more then 30mgs of methadone daily dont even attempt to take suboxone without atleast give… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_should_you_wait_to_take_suboxone_after_taking_methadone

  6. Angela says:

    Take the Suboxone when you start to feel the withdrawal symptoms. I took it 3.5 days after my last dose and it worked like a charm. Since methadone has such a long half-life, withdrawals don’t start until several days after the last dose. T… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_can_you_take_suboxone_after_methadone

  7. Patrica says:

    I was taking 160mg of methadone a day, now just starting on suboxone after How long did it take you to come down from the 160 of methadone and how fast did you . A safe way to gauge this is to allow the withdrawl symptoms from the

  8. Jackeline says:

    Suboxone is a drug that patients are prescribed to wean them from opiate addiction. doctor need to create a detox plan that will work for you and is also safe and healthy. Your body needs a chance to adjust to the dose you are currently taking. Curb these symptoms with a relaxing massage at least once a week while Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_4865526_detox-yourself-off-suboxone.html

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