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How long does Subutex remain in the body?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2015
Question: How long before 8 mg of Subutex can no longer be detected in a urinary drug test
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it takes a WHILE

Detailed Answer:
First, it takes most of a day to get in !

then up to 5 days to get out!
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so.. a week would be long, 4 days would be short... about 5 to 6 days.
On the other hand, some labs have really lousy testing (some have a very very high amount of drug that they take as a positive and then that drops the timing by a day or two). This supposes that someone has normal kidneys. If they have half the normal kidney function the timing might double (10 to 12 days). and that we are talking about 8 mg, usual way of taking it, usual person, and NOT a hair test.
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How long does Subutex remain in the body?

Brief Answer: it takes a WHILE Detailed Answer: First, it takes most of a day to get in ! then up to 5 days to get out! XXXX so.. a week would be long, 4 days would be short... about 5 to 6 days. On the other hand, some labs have really lousy testing (some have a very very high amount of drug that they take as a positive and then that drops the timing by a day or two). This supposes that someone has normal kidneys. If they have half the normal kidney function the timing might double (10 to 12 days). and that we are talking about 8 mg, usual way of taking it, usual person, and NOT a hair test.