I have COPD & it is effecting my breathing
I'm so sorry to hear you're having trouble with this. Buprenorphine is a fantastic medication, but respiratory distress is absolutely not worth it. After you remove the patch, buprenorphine concentrations in your blood decrease approximately 50% after 12 hours (the true range is 12-24 hours), with a terminal half-life of approximately 26 hours. "Terminal" half-life refers to blood plasma, and is the time required to divide the plasma concentration by two into equilibrium.
I know that's 12 to 26 hours is a huge range, however, I believe the general answer is that you will likely start feeling better by this time tomorrow. That's a long time to wait, I know. Keeping that in mind, please get help/oxygen if you need it in the interim, as it will be a long ride. :-(
I wonder if you would do any better on Buprenorphine sublingual tablets?
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