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How long are methadone withdrawals?

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Asked: 2017-12-04 18:44:18
Tempted to just quit methadone all together how long are methadone withdrawals? Should I be cautious or am I good to go?


Answered: 2017-12-05 18:07:13

It’s never advisable to go off of methadone suddenly. The withdrawal symptoms that are comparable to full on opioid withdrawals. It start in just a few hours after your last dose of methadone and can last for up to 10 days. Psychological withdrawals can last even longer when you’re not properly treating your addiction. It’s always better to taper off of a medication rather than doing it all at once.


Answered: 2017-12-06 18:33:50

I’d definitely advise you to proceed with caution. It’s always better to go off of a treatment very slowly instead of trying to do it all at once. You are going to experience withdrawal symptoms, and this can lead you back to drugs like heroin and illicit opioids if you aren’t careful. Make sure that you don’t do anything that’s not overseen by a medical professional and advised by your treatment team.

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