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How long does precipitated withdrawal last?

How long does precipitated withdrawal last?

We answer your FAQs: how long does precipitated withdrawal last? Find out about it in this page from Confidant Health.

Experiences of precipitated withdrawal vary person to person. It usually occurs within an hour or two of taking an opioid antagonist (such as naloxone or buprenorphine) and can last from a few hours to a day or two.

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This article has been medically reviewed by
Erin Hillers
Erin Hillers
Erin Hillers
Nurse Practitioner

Erin is a Nurse Practitioner with 8 years of experience in midwifery and women's health. She has spent the past 5 years specializing in the treatment of opioid and alcohol use disorders.

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