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How will it take for a pain management urine test to show

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How long will it take for a pain management urine test to show negative on a white 52 yr old female weighing 163, exercises 4x week walking 2.5 to 3 miles outdoors? Patient has been taking 30 mg immediate release methadone since April 1, 2016. Urine test scheduled for October 11, 2016. Also how should patient safely taper off?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. C. Rollins replied 10 months ago.

It would take approximately 10 to 14 days to eliminate the drug. Patient reduction would be best done by a 50% reduction weekly until off the medication. Hopefully this fully answer your question. Once satisfied please rate my answer. Thanks.