How many days after quitting suboxone do withdrawals start?

Not Medical Advice: The onset of withdrawal depends upon the half-life of the drug present your system. Approximately 3 days after stopping this medication, patients are typically very sick as the suffering from withdrawal takes effect.

Suboxone withdrawal is almost the same as opiate withdrawal, with the exception that it’s bit milder and lasts up to a month as opposed to 10-12 days (like Vicodin).

Suboxone comes in two forms of sublingualpills. You place it under your tongue and let it dissolve for about 10 minutes.

Based on studies made with Suboxone sublingual film, buprenorphine has a mean elimination half-life from plasma ranging from 24-42 hours and naloxone ranges from 2-12 hours.

Suboxone (buprenorphine) is a drug used to cure opioid addiction. Suboxone is known as an opioid agonist/antagonist that prevents withdrawal symptoms when a person stops taking opioid drugs by inducing similar effects.

In the news, People Magazine featured how Robin Williams fought, and lost, his battles with addiction and depression. Read the full report here.

Updated on Monday, September 01 2014 at 12:28PM EDT
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