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me32178 08-09-2008 08:20 PM

methodone to suboxene
mu husband is on 110 mg of methodone right now...he wants to get on many days does he have to go without methodone, to get on it. and does he have to come down to a lower dose of meth?

scooter88ci 08-10-2008 02:01 AM

Re: methodone to suboxene
I've always read that the proper dose to swith from methadone to subutex is around 30 mg. Then you should wait for 48 hrs. after your last dose,because of methadones long half life. If you have been a heavy opoid user for a long period of time,most people have better luck on methadone. I have been thinking also of
switching and I've been on methadone for 18 years. My counselor doesnt think I would be a good candidate for the change but I have heard of others doing it. Good Luck if you decide to switch. Does he go to a clinic?

Yossarian22 08-13-2008 09:06 AM

Re: methodone to suboxene
in the UK you have to get below 30mg/ml before jumping to subs - also the ammount of time between the change is as long as possible - 24hrs i think i have heard some people say.

g8trgrl15 08-13-2008 02:28 PM

Re: methodone to suboxene
I'll tell you my story: I was on 50-60mgs of methadone a day for about a year and a half. I went off of it for 1 week, thinking it would be ok to take the sub then, and I almost had to go to the ER. I know that every Dr's different, but mine put me on morphine until the methadone was out of my system, which took about 2 weeks. Methadone gets into your fatty tissue and I've even heard into your bones.. I just know that it hangs around for a long time. So just be careful if you switch.


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