How long should I wait after I quit taking methadone befor it is safe to take other pain med?

Question is Closed Report Mark as Favorite

Answers (3)

Anonymous

6 Aug 2010

Its always safe to take the pain med with the methadone but if your asking how long it will be till you can feel the euphoric high its 3 days to a week. Although when taking other pain meds while taking methadone you will never feel relief so you might overdose it would be best if you wait the 3 days to a week till you take other pain meds.

Votes: +0
Anonymous

6 Aug 2010

Your question is very vague. Why are you taking methadone in the first place? What dosage? How long have you been on it? Methadone has a 36 hour half life which is extremely long, and takes months to get completely out of your system. Try reading the following articles That are listed on the right side of this page under FDA Consumer Updates, under a Guide to Safe Use of Pain Medicine. It is the first article, but there are others there that are very helpful too. This will lead you to other articles which are very helpful. Good luck!

Votes: +0

6 Aug 2010

it should be safe to take another type of pain med at your next scheduled med dose. I have been switched s many time both in and out of the hospital do to if it was working or not. My sis is a nurse and also said it was safe as well I hope this helps. a few times the docs didn't even wait that long.
Dmlady

Votes: +0

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar questions

how long do you have to wait after taking methadone and oxy codone before taking subutex?

for the last year i have been taking 5 mg of methadone and 30 mg oxy for the last week i have tappered the oxy to 15 mg and am starting to feel not ...

1 answer 21 Jul 2009

Anyone on Methadone have a side-effect as weak and can't stand on their legs for long and sweats?

Have been on Methadone for over 3 years for chronic pain. The sweating is bad, but worse is this weakness in my legs. I can not even stand at the ...

2 answers 15 Aug 2009

How long after the last usage of opiates should one wait before begining to take methadone?

Should one wait until withdrawl symptoms start before begining to take methadone? What is the required amount of time between using opiates and ...

1 answer 24 Oct 2009

Buprenorphine - how long should you wait to take sub oxen after taking methadone?

my friend has been forced to stop methadone and will be taking either sub oxen or subutex i was told she needed to wait for a time or it would put ...

3 answers 30 Dec 2010

Im on my 2nd day of withdraw from oxy and methadone, When do the withdraws get bad?

I first took lots of oxy, then quit that for one month and took methadones to try to quit. didnt work, so I took one done sat. at 1p.m. so im sure ...

3 answers 24 Oct 2011