How Long After Taking Methadone Can You Take Subutex

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Evam Says:
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It's been a bout 80 hrs since I took Methadone fir a week straight. I've been on Subutex for 2 yrs. I just wanna feel better. I have 3 kids and a job. Please help me. When will my Subutex work again



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David Says:

Hi Evam,

Sorry to hear about your situation. I realize it's been over a month since you posted this. How are you feeling now? Much better I hope!?

Anyhow, according to MedsChat's half-life calculator, methadone has an average half-life of 37.5 (roughly three days). I've also heard from some medical professionals that it may take up to five half-life cycles for a medication to be completely out of your system ['hair' probably being an exception]. So 37.5 x 5 half-life's = 187.5 hours (or about a weeks time).

I think it's always a good idea to double check with your prescribing doctor first, but I hope this helps put things into better perspective in so far as determining how long one should wait.

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debo Says:

I was taking Methadone for many years ,ive been off it now for 7 years it was one of the worst things ive ever come off of but I must say the subutext is a much safer and more prune to help your addiction ..it should be kicked in now I hope you are making the right choice bye taking this I hope and pray for you and your family that you chose to keep on this and don't go back to methadone this does work I promise you


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May Says:
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How long should I wait to take subutex I've been on methadone for 6 years im on 40 mgs now went down from 65 mgs should I wait for 48 or 72 hours before taking my subutex?

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Keels Says:

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Hi. I've been on methadone for 6 months now n down to 40 mils but I wish I'd never even gone on it. I want to change over to subutex but as I'm a single mum of 2 I cannot go into a full withdrawal hence opting for the methadone to start with. I feel horrible taking it (as bad as the H). All I'm worried about is how long (if at all) would I be ill if I change over? I'm a little confused as some people are saying it's the worse thing they did while others say it's better. Personally, I really want to change over. How long would I have to stop my methadone for before I'm able to take my first subutex? Will I be ill? Plz someone help me have a clearer picture of what to expect. Love n peace to all.

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Lee Says:
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I wait 24 hours , from taking 50 ml of methadone to taking 14 ml' s of subutex, no problem. The leaflet in the box says 24 hours. I also wait 24 hours, from 14 ml' s of subutex to say taking 80 ml' s of methadone, no problems. And I am not in withdrawal. Lee Sherlock, England, .uk.

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