If you have found that you are unable to just stop using methadone. We can TRY to make you comfortable with one month of Suboxone (or Subutex) maintenance therapy, 7-10 days of other medications and then naltrexone to cleanse your system. The following steps are required:
- At your first doctors visit, the doctor will ask that you stop taking methadone for 48-96 hours.
- After at least 48 hours, take a Suboxone (or subutex) 2 mg tablet.
- a. If you get sick � WAIT 12 HOURS AND TRY AGAIN.
- b. If you DON’T get sick — Take Suboxone (or subutex) 2 mg tablet every 4 hours until they are gone.
- The next day take a Suboxone (or subutex) 8 mg tablet and continue with one tablet each day for one week. Then take one half of an 8 mg tablet (4 mg) each day until they are gone, and return to the office.
- Suboxone (or subutex) 2 mg tablets will be prescribed to be taken every day for a week. Then take 1 mg (one half of the Suboxone (or subutex) 2 mg tablet) every day till they are gone, and return to the office.
- Prescription medications will then be prescribed to lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms from the Suboxone (or subutex) for 7-10 days.
- It is strongly recommended that you follow this treatment with the injection of a naltrexone pellet.