What Happens When Opiates or Heroin Are Currently Being Used?

It is imperative to be free from opiates or heroin for a minimum of one week before receiving a Naltrexone pellet. Those on Methadone, Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) or Subutex (buprenorphine) should beoff their prescription for at least 10-14 days since these drugs take longer to clear from the body. Even if no opioids have been taken for the recommended time, there may be some mild to moderate withdrawals due to the chronic imbalance in the essential brain neurotransmitters.