There are millions of individuals all around the world that are hooked on prescription narcotics.

Unfortunately, these people will have a tremendously tough time trying to break the chains and escape the drug’s grasp. Over the years, medical doctors have released an assortment of different products, which are known to be able to help drug abusers wean themselves off of narcotics. Suboxone happens to be one of these drugs.

Of course, Suboxone comes with its own dangers. Within this guide, you will be able to learn a variety of different facts about this medication, including how long does Suboxone stay in your system.

What is Suboxone?

In order to understand a little more about this medication, it is essential learn the basics. What exactly is this drug? It is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. The latter is actually an opioid, which is frequently referred to as a narcotic. On the other hand, the naloxone is also a narcotic, but it is capable of reserving the various results of other narcotics. With this combination, this drug is believed to be effective for helping drug abusers go through withdrawal and get clean from various narcotic medications.

How Long Does Suboxone Stay In Your System?

When it comes down to it, attempting to determine how long Suboxone will stay in your system will depend on a number of different factors, including your metabolism. However, with the half-life information provided above, it is possible to do a little math and conclude with a fairly accurate approximation. With the information above, we can see that half of the Buprenorphine will generally leave the system, within 20 to 73 hours.

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In order for the entirety of the drug to leave the bloodstream, it would take twice as long. Therefore, it is possible for the drug to remain in your system for a period of 40 hours to 146 hours. If you have a faster metabolism, it is certain that the drug will leave your system much quicker. However, for safety purposes, you should avoid drug tests for up to 6 or 7 days, in order to give the drug time to disappear from your body entirely!

How Long Does Suboxone Stay in Your Urine

Suboxone is classified as an opioid, which makes it a popular drug among drug seekers. It provides the perfect opiate effect to deter the individual from experiencing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Medical professionals that hold a Drug Enforcement Agency identification number prescribe this drug. Suboxone is not as controlled as methadone, because you can get your prescription filled at your local pharmacy.

Suboxone can be detected in the urine for up to 2-4 days after the last dose was consumed. If you are trying to prepare for an drug testing procedure, you should consider purchasing a home Suboxone drug test to ensure yourself that your urine is clear.

How long is Suboxone Detectable in Urine

While many Suboxone users will wonder about the above question, especially, if they are preparing for a scheduled drug test, it is important to note that the detection period varies. It mostly depends on the individual’s metabolism, which is how the medication is broken down in the body. The liver is responsible for the metabolizing of Suboxone, so if an over-worked or damaged liver compromises this process, then the drug will stay in the bloodstream for longer periods of time.

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While the average urine detection period is between 2-4 days, this time may be altered by your metabolic rate. If you have a higher metabolism, the drug will likely be removed from your system much quicker.

How To Get Suboxone Out Of Your System

There are many individuals that are on Suboxone, but aren’t prescribed the drug. With this in mind, it is essential to get the drug out of your system! It is possible that you’ll be able to find herbal detox medications, which are capable of cleaning these narcotics from your system. Although each of these drugs will be different, the majority will require you to consume several detox drink and vegan food orally with plenty of water.

The only sure way to remove the remnants of the medication from your system is to wait it out. Remain clean for approximately 6 or 7 days! This is the best way to ensure that your system will be clean of the drug.

Suboxone Half-Life

To fully understand the amount of time that this medication will remain in your system, it is essential to take a glance at the drug’s half-life. Of course, Suboxone is a little bit different, since it is a combination of two unique narcotics, buprenorphine and naloxone. Therefore, it is vital to learn about the half-lives of each medication. Below, you will find this information.

Buprenorphine – This specific medication has a half-life of approximately 20 to 73 hours. The average is right around 37 hours. This tells us that half of the Buprenorphine will disappear from your blood stream, after approximately 37 hours. At the max, this amount will be removed after 73 hours.

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Naloxone – This medication is entirely different. This specific narcotic will actually disappear from the body much quicker! The initial distribution phase of this medication has an average half-life of 4 minutes. In the entirety of the serum, naloxone has an approximate half-life of 64 minutes.

With this information in mind, you should understand that the average half-life of Suboxone will rely strongly on that of Buprenorphine.The maximum half-life of Suboxone is approximately 73 hours. After this period of time, you can guarantee that half of the Suboxone ingested will be gone from your system.

Professional Drug Testing

There are many reasons why someone must undergo a professional drug testing including pre-employment, post-accident, criminal convictions, and professional sports clearances. If you are abusing or misusing Suboxone, you will be concerned about it being detected in your urine and blood.

All professional drug tests are capable of detecting suboxone and several different types of opioids, amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. It is nearly impossible to try and defeat one of these tests, so your best option is to stop taking the drug and wait until it is completely out of your system.


Overall, you should fully understand each and every medication that you put inside of your body! If you’re going to consume Suboxone, you should understand the half-life of the medication and exactly how long it will remain in your system! Those that do not have prescriptions for the drug should never consume it!


David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.


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    This ? Is VERY important to me! So if ANYONE has ANY info that can help me, PLEASE SHARE! Let me say first I am a gastric bypass patient of 6 years my procedure was the RNY meaning my stomach was sectioned off to a much smaller size and my small intestine was rerouted shortening it’s length and also bypassing my large intestine completely! Thus means that everything I put into my body is metabolized in a much quicker way and not everything or most anything is absorbed the way it was before my sx or like the average person. For the past 4 years I have had pain almost 24/7 I have physical things that do cause some of my pain but have also now been dx’d with fibromyalgia and now most everything gets chalked up to that.FRUSTRATING to say the least!!! Anyway I am on my 3rd pain management Dr! My first visit to this new Dr/practice i saw who I believed to be his PA and after telling him that most of the procedures the other Dr’s have tried had given me little to no relief who put me on Tylenol 3, roboxin, and Fioricet (which is for headaches/neck tension and I had never been on before) and also offered me an anti-inflammatory, which of course I declined because *GB patients CAN NOT EVER take any fORM of an NSAID because it can cause ulcers in your small “pouch” stomach * but for the life of me I can not seem to be able to get this through any Dr’s head! *My previous PM Dr had me on a subliguel patch called Belbuca with Nucynta for break thru pain. *Within a few days of taking the new meds I began to feel even worse than usual and it occured to me…….could I possibly be having withdrawals from the change in the medications?
    I called the new Drs office a few times with no call back but when I finally used the word “withdrawal” I had a call back within 5 minutes and a follow up appt within a few days. T his time i saw the actual Dr and that’s when he first told me that the Belbuca and Nucynta wouldn’t even work together. That the Belbuca blocked the opioid in the nucynta and if i felt like i was getting any relief at all it was a placebo effect and in my head!?!?! That’s when he RX’d me the suboxene(which i also had never heard of) and didn’t even explain to me what it was, just that it should work well for me as it was a sublingual patch and therefore I would get a better affect than a pill. At first I felt a bit of relief when I started but it didn’t come close to lasting 8 hours and symptoms like constantly sweating and tension in my neck and arms, which I had experienced before but pretty much had under control came back with a vengeance! I called the office again and they again made me another appointment at this time I had done some research on suboxene and asked was i being treated for opioid addiction or was it or could it be used for just treating pain? He said that it was for treating my pain but when I told him it wasn’t lasting even close to 8 hours and what we could do about break-thru? he basically told me there was nothing much more he could do for me, that there was nothing he could RX for break thru pain and that maybe I should see a psychiatrists and a psychologist( both of which I had been for the last few years) I also inquired about his PA suggesting PT and where we’re we in the referral process of that and he proceeded to pull out an RX pad and wrote “refer put for PT” (not at all how that works) and also suggested I see a Rhuemo ( which still has not be requested by his office to my PC)
    and told the girls not to charge me for todays visit. This I was confused by as I have Tricare and have to have a referral to even see him in the first place! But I won’t get into the nightmare of all that’s transpired as far as any and all of that goes!
    So I guess what I an asking is……….. Wouldn’t the suboxene metabolize differently for me? Also my first RX I was given the film, this last time I was given the sublingual in pill form. I have read that in this form that it doesn’t last as long as the film and suggested things like dissolving the pill in your spit and the “painting” your tongue and cheeks and gums etc and either swallowing or spitting it out, but this way you lose the affect of the naloxene?!?! I’m not even sure what this means????? And does the half life change for me because of how I absorb??? Any and all info or help would be very much appreciated as I am at my wits end and in terrible pain on to of it all!!!!
    Thank you one and ask who took the time to read and our roomy to this ☺️

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    Michelle Brown

    If I took 8 mg of Suboxone on the 9 the how long will it be detected in my urine is there any way possible that it will not be detected by 27th

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    I know everything about the Suboxone drug because one of my friends already used it and told me its effects, use, proper dosage and benefits. Due to this reason, I feel very comfortable with using the Suboxone drug from the beginning. Now, I stopped using it because all of my short term and long term addiction problems recovered easily with the regular use of the Suboxone strips. Even though there are different forms of Suboxone available in the market, it tried only the pill format because of my convenience.

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    My brother was very addicted to the heroin pain killer in order to reduce his headache due to his heavy workload. I already warned him to not using it but he continued it for a long time. Thankfully, I have heard about the Suboxone medicine and suggested it to him. Now, he is totally happy with the effective results and completely relieved from the use of this opioid pain killer.

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    This suboxen is no good it took 3 months 4 me to get passed withdrawal it was like dieting of cancer so if you wish to stop using drugs just do it your self trust me don’t use this drug suboxen trust me

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