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Table 2 Detoxification regimens

From: The Leeds Evaluation of Efficacy of Detoxification Study (LEEDS) prisons project: a randomised controlled trial comparing dihydrocodeine and buprenorphine for opiate detoxification

  Buprenorphine Dihydrocodeine
Day Dose (mg)
   morning evening
1 6 2 × 120 2 × 120
2 8 2 × 120 2 × 120
3 8 2 × 120 2 × 120
4 8 2 × 120 2 × 120
5 8 2 × 120 2 × 120
6 8 2 × 120 2 × 120
7 8 2 × 120 2 × 120
8 8 1 × 120, 1 × 90 1 × 120, 1 × 90
9 6 1 × 120, 1 × 90 1 × 120, 1 × 90
10 6 2 × 90 2 × 90
11 4 2 × 90 2 × 90
12 3.6 1 × 90, 1 × 60 1 × 90, 1 × 60
13 3.2 1 × 90, 1 × 60 1 × 90, 1 × 60
14 2.8 2 × 60 2 × 60
15 2.4 2 × 60 2 × 60
16 2.0 1 × 60 2 × 60
17 1.6 1 × 60 2 × 60
18 1.2 1 × 60 1 × 60
19 0.8 1 × 60 1 × 60
20 0.4 XXXX 1 × 60