Tramadol for methadone withdrawal

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I’ve been on methadone for 1.25 Years now, and I’ve been on a steady dosage of 20mg every 24 hours (oral dose). However, I was buying it illegally the entire time, as the local methadone clinics have a waiting list that aren’t worthwhile to me.

2 days ago, my “source” sold it off on me, so now I’m left to be sick for the next 6-7 days. I have access to the following pills, but I’m not quite sure if they are worthwhile for someone who is methadone sick. (I know 20mg is not much, but its not comfortable being sick from it for a week).

The pills are: Zytram XL 400mg aka Tramadol Hydrochloride 400mg

 

I do not think that sustained release tramadol will be very effective for your symptoms. Tramadol is a weak ╬╝-opioid receptor agonist, a serotonin releaser and a reuptake inhibitor of norepinephrine. It has some opioid properties but not acting as a strong opioid. Anyway, 20 mg of methadone is not too much, it can be uncomfortable, but not too hard. You can taper it down for several weeks, mild abstinence symptoms can last 3-4 weeks after finishing.

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