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If you take methadone orally, which is the most common way, it will take around thirty minutes before you feel the effects. Any comments?

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  1. Clarisa says:

    Nov 12, 2007 How long should I wait until I take the Valium today? Also, when I do get my norco’s refilled how long should I wait after my last Methadone

  2. Maudie says:

    Methadone peaks at 3-5 hours and lasts 24-36 hours. When taking methadone for addiction it takes a few weeks to become stable meaning you have found a level that controls craving and eliminates withdrawal for 3-5 days. This level is different for everyone but on average 60-120 mg is the amount most effective for addiction therapy. Some patients experience side effects like sweating, constipation, etc. but these usually disappear in time. For myself it took about 3 months. When dealing with pain patients take smaller doses more frequently. A patient may take their whole days dose for addiction once a day whereas a pain patient may take 5mg up to three times a day.

  3. Kindra says:

    Methadone.ANY APPROPRIATE INFO NEEDED.For how long is Methadone used addiction? Hi, i have just started on to detox from opiate drug a methadone programme for Opiate drug addi

  4. Shery says:

    about 20-30 minutes. Whether it works or not depends on the amount of dope your body was used to having versus the amount of methadone you’re taking. More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071216122241AAgMqUp

  5. Irina says:

    Anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes with peak levels at 4-5 hours. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_till_Methadone_hydrochloride_10_mg_kicks_in

  6. Annamaria says:

    Surveys have found that substantial numbers of MMT patients are concerned about difficulties in withdrawing from methadone, claiming it is harder to "kick" than heroin. However, this is a persistent myth that was long ago disproved. More:http://www.querycat.com/question/7c11edd26d1f4c8ecfc0ba71192b93ae

  7. Earlean says:

    If you take methadone orally, which is the most common way, it will take around thirty minutes before you feel the effects.

  8. Annalisa says:

    Post acute withdrawal symptoms last much longer than that and include extreme will depend on their insurance as well as how long they will be in the program. 2 Replacement therapy uses methadone or Suboxone (buprenorphine). Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_2284039_get-off-opiates.html

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