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How long does it take to wean off methadone?

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  5. How long does it take to wean off methadone?

Asked: 2017-11-01 22:33:44

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Answered: 2017-11-03 08:37:55

The best results I’ve seen are when people reduce their dose every 10 – 14 days, start by lowering it by 10% of your dose each time. When you’re at about a third of your original dose, half that. You’re looking at up to six months but you’ll have a good chance of successfully coming off it for good.

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Answered: 2017-11-02 16:59:19

Most people start at about a rate of 3 – 4 mg per week, any faster and the withdrawal might be too much for you. Slow up your weaning process when you reach between 30 – 40 mg and maybe stretch it out to 2 weeks then.

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