How Long Does It Take For Suboxone To Get Out Of Your System; For A Drug Test?

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The time Suboxone takes to leave the system is relatively unstudied. After one dose, the plasma half-life is around 37 hours, and under normal circumstances, drug advisors would say that a drug would leave the system in seven half-lives. However, Suboxone (Buprenorphine) doesn’t work like most drugs; it is a multi-compartment system that is highly fat-soluble, so it is absorbed into the fat cells, nervous system and plasma protein in the blood.

This adds a new variable into the equation - the greater the percentage of fat in the body, the greater the potential for absorption, and the longer it is likely to take to completely clear the system.

It also builds up in the system over time, so the longer you’ve been taking it, the longer it will take to clear your system completely. One Suboxone user on www.drugs.com who took around 2 mg per day for three years before being made to discontinue taking the drug for 13 days. Blood work at this point revealed he still had more than a quarter of the steady-state dosage in his body, though he pointed out that he had more than 11 per cent body fat. He also estimated that taking 4 mg daily for six months with just 11 per cent body fat, one should leave a minimum of 17 days for the drug to completely leave the system.

However, doctors advise that Suboxone is not for occasional use, and you should not stop taking Suboxone without first talking to your doctor, as they may wish to gradually reduce your dosage, to minimise withdrawal symptoms.
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Suboxone has many uses from the treatment of clinacal pain to help those addicted to opioids en.wikipedia.org it takes at least 2 days for single use to get out of the system and for chronic users it can take up to 5 days. 
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Most people ask this question so they know when they can get high again.  The magic number is 3.  24-48 hrs simply isn't long enough to get all the Buprenorphine off of your opioid receptors.  You'll take your Vic, or Oxy, and most of the opiates just bounce of the buprenorphine which is still there, and you won't feel a thing.  Some people say one day is enough, which is only true if you take a lot of whatever painkiller you have.  If you want to "the most bang for your buck" wait at least 3 days.
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WANT TO GET OFF OF SUBOXONE???? Use this method It works I promise. This is coming off of two miligrams after a year and I had no no withdrawals. Suboxone is a HORRIBLE drug btw. Get lortab elixir and some clonopin. For the first two days take 10 ml lortab elixir, and 2mg clonopin in the morning. Third day 5 ml lortab elixir and 2mg clonopin , also get some advil cold and sinus to alleviate some of the wd symptoms. At night take ambien or temazepam to sleep 10-15 milligrams. Add some benedryl also if the ambien and temazepam don't work on thier own. 4th day 5ml lortab elixir, 2mg clonopin, advil cold and sinus and sleep meds. 5th day DISCONTINUE THE LORTAB !!!!you don't want to get hooked on opiates again. You can however take tramadol for the next couple days if needed for withdrawals and also add immodium wich is actually an opiate that dosent cross the blood brain barrier so dosent get you high or cause wds, by the 6th or 7th day you should be feeling fine just take some energy supplements or vicks vapo inhalers for energy in the morn. Worked for me and hope it helps you all...the great drugs for detox off of suboxone that they wont tell you at the clinic are : Cold meds, clonodine, xanax, clonopin, valium, amino acids, vicks vapo nhalers, Trazadone, Immodium, temazepam, ambien, tramadol only if absolutely needed. Good luck
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Im not trying to sound like a bitch.... but really???? Why the heck would you recommend addicts not take suboxone but instead take ten other addicting drugs? That's just nonsensical. The drugs you mentioned, loratab, clonopin, tramadol, are all still highly addictive! You are suggesting people not take one drug that is really a miracle drug for addicts and instead substitute a drug addiction cocktail? I don't get it. If you properly wean off of suboxone you won't experience any withdrawal...possibly mild if any. Being an opiate user myself and on suboxone, the last thing I needed is loratab!!!
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I'll tell you why. Because Suboxone and Buprenorphine are more addictive than the opiates you had your original problem with. I wish to God I'd just detoxed the hard way, and yes, with clonipin and cold medicine and valium for a week rather than get caught in this freaking EXPENSIVE Suboxone and Buprenorpine money trap. Now my shrink and the drug manufacturers get my money instead of the man down the street. It hasn't changed my addictive thinking one bit. The only way to do that is STOP TAKING DRUGS. So if it takes a week for me to do that and I take small amounts of drugs that I don't like anyway, good for me.
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Suboxone contains Buprenorphine and Naloxone. It is used to treat opioid addiction and also as pain killer. Buprenorphine is synthetic opioid and is not tested for drug addiction. Its half life is 20-70 hours with mean 37 hours. So it can take 40-140 hours to get out of your system depending upon your usage, body weight and kidney functions.
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I take subs regularly and if I need to take any sort of medication that has opiates in it I only have to wait one day (basically sleep it off) and the medication works fine. For a drug test, it doesn't show up on the normal ones your probation officer or a job would give you. It only shows up if they are looking for it specifically.
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Spoke with a doctor who is very familiar with this drug and he said b/c of the long half life it would need 7 to 8 days to clear the system.  He said that in his experience he has only had a drug test not specifically aimed at finding Suboxone find it.  It depends on the manufacturer of the drug.
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Soboxone is currently as of 04/2010, only made by one manufacturer!!!!!!
Your doctor is apparently not (very familiar) with this medication!!!
It doesnt matter how long it takes for it to get out of your system, (which is 40 hours by the way) because no one tests for it except for soboxone doctors! The test is too expensive for work or probation offices to use!!! Trust me i know, i have been going to a soboxone doctor for 2 years, and been on probation for part of that time. It doesnt show up!
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It took me about 4 days to feel tabs again after being off but the feeling wasn't even even that great then. I would go with the 7 or 8 days if you are looking for a medication to work for you gain.  For some reason, some people do not want to answer this question but I will be honest with you. I tried it. 4 to 8 days..... BTW.. I take only 1 (8 mg.) a day.
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7 days is a safe answer.   They say 5-7 days, but I always recommend the maximun.   It DOES NOT show up on a regular test as opiates, but they do have specific tests for it.   Certain rehabs and probation officers use it, but I've never heard of a source of employment testing for it unless there was a reason for suspect.
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Suboxone contains buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid derivative and naloxone is like other opioids like codeine and morphine. Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction. Single use of Suboxone can take 2-4 days to excrete from the body.
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My daughter and my roommate take 2 8mg subs a day. They really helped my daughter with her drug addiction; however my roommate was not so lucky. They both told me there is a specific drug test to detect subs. But if you want it of your system for whatever reasons depending on the person 3-7 days. 3 is usually safe and up to 7 is safer.
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It takes anywhere from 3 to 7 days and a lot of places do test for it I'm currently in a rehab program that does test for buprenorphine.
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I"ve took less than a quarter of suboxone for the last couple of days, how long does it take for it to get out of my system?
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If you take a quarter of soboxin for 3 days how long will it
take to get out of your system
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Ok so if I was to use bup evey day how long would it take to get out of my body some people say it will take 3 to 7 days and I just need to know if thats true or not I hope it is because I'm going to stop useing it and I would like to know if its all out of my body and start getting clean UAs for my PO.... And make him and I happy and live a clean and happy life...
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How long will it take to get a 8 mg suboxone out of my system if I only took a half of one
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The half life is about 36 hours, so 72-96 and you could be in the clear.  to avoid this in the future, quit using drugs.  it will only help you in the long run.  go to school get a high paying job and get high on the low dose of cocaine in all the $20 bills, get thousands of them and enjoy!
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I have been taking Suboxone for about 2mths or so, off and on.  I'll take 2 or 3 of the 8mg 2mg every couple of days.  Today is March 10, 2011.  I took 3 yesterday, so now I am having to take Hydrocodone 10's for jaw pain, so how long can I wait to take to where I will feel it?????
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Well how come a drug test for a job can test for adderall but not suboxone?...when they are both for disorders
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You're never really ready, especially if you're going to have them sitting in front of you.
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Well I‘ve taking suboxone and from my experience it can really take anywhere from 3 plus days at first if your abusing you don't feel the high until several days later you feel something but not a high chasing...
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I have taken a 8mg suboxone for 6 days how long will it take before I cood take a oxy or a painkiller again
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Thats so funny, because I'm going through the same thing today.  I took a 8 mg subxone earlier,  my first one in over a month.  It's been 12 hours now and I already wasted half of a 80mg oxycottin in tring to find out.  Aboslutoley no buzz after 12 hours, so don't waste your goodies tring.  I'm going to wait until tommorow and try after 24 hours.  Last time I used after 36 hours and caught a nice a buzz.  This sucks, I wish I would've waited until I was ready.  Now I have 4 80mg Oxycottin staring at me and I can't even enjoy them.

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