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How long should I wait after drinking to take suboxone ?

I have been on 24mg of suboxone for 4 years i waited 16 hours from my last dose then i had a heavy night of drinking I wanted to know how long to wait before i take my suboxone
Thu, 12 Jan 2012
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Sports Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
It is always better not to drink when you are already on anti-addiction therapy.
Otherwise it may cause opioid withdrawal symptoms.
The fatal symptoms like respiratory depression can also occur.
Better to avoid drinking or other sort of addiction.
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Dr. sayed irfan's  Response
Hi Felicia Schwall,
welcome to the health care magic forum,there is no recomended duration of gap beteen the dose of suboxone and drinking you can have it after 3-4 hrs of that,but you should avoid drinking and consider the seriousness of the therapy you are undergoing through.

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