Suboxone

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. So used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction.

Questions and answers on "Suboxone"

my wife recently switched from methadone to suboxone for treatment of chronic pain, however the suboxone is not providing the pain relief she requires. How long would it take to switch back to methadone ? She was on 20 ml of methadone p/d and is currently on 24mg suboxone. This is her 3rd week on the suboxone, and has been as high as 32mg

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I can appreciate your concern If I would be her doctor then I would surely advise her for not to take potent pain killer medicine this is not good for health, it is better learn to tolarate the pain, once you start bearing the pain then the pain intensity goes high and...

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I am taking suboxone from my doctor for withdrawal form oxy contin doing good i don t abuse the suboxone any way i had 2 teeth pulled dentist gave me vicodin and i haven t been abusing them. seriously i really want to feel better about myself. but my doctor doesn t understand how painful it was having bad teeth. so can you tell me if there is anything i can take to clean myself out from the vicodin

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If you are on suboxone and it is working to keep you from having cravings, I would recommend continuing your regular dosing. To clean yourself of the Vicodin, you simply stop taking it and it will be out of your system within days.
In my practice, if a suboxone maintained patient is undergoing an...

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I'm 5 months pregnant and am taking 2 mg of suboxone daily is that OK? I know it would be better to not take anything but I've also heard that it's not safe for the baby if I stop taking the medicine. Also if I choose to continue to take suboxone what if any side effects will my baby have?

doctor1 MD

Hii


Subxone is not indicated in pregnancy.

Please withdraw it slowly from 2 mg to .5 mg and then stop it completely.

It produce severe withdrawal in baby and it may harm baby.

So it is not safe.
Please stop and stay healthy.

Thank you.

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ok my boyfriend been taking suboxone film 8mg/2mg and i was worring if it is the reason y we havent had sex in 8month can it make a guy not get hard or stay hard/ also will it make him not be able to have kids? also i do have other questins if he is always hot never cold is that something to worry about and if he cant dodo for 2 weeks and the only way he can is by drinking pure jucis is that something to worry about sorry for my miss spelled words but im ld thanks very much for helping

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Hello
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum
Suboxone is buprenorphine and used for control for opium addiction.
Suboxone film in itself is also causing drug dependence .
Previously this causes stimulation of sex ( help in erection and also help in patient with premature ejaculation ) ,but late on...

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hello, I am detoxing from 20 mgs of methadone. my doctor gave me suboxone to help but I keep getting varied answers on how long I should wait to take it. my last dose was yesterday at 1:30pm

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Methadone is an opioid drug. It causes both physical and psychological dependence. So in cases of its detoxification any replacement drug is advised. Suboxone consists of Buprenorphin and Naltrexone. It is easy to taper from Suboxone than Methadone.
Withdrawal...

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i only took suboxone 2 times wed and thurs this week and wont ever take it again what i want to know is it safe to take my new prescriptions of fluoxetine and trazadone without any drug reactions still left over from the suboxone ive heard suboxone can stay in your system for a few days is it safe to steart my new prescriptions?

doctor1 MD

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Welcome to HCM

Suboxone consists of Buprenorphin and Naloxone. As the drug caused reaction in you so you should never take the drug again. Fluoxetine is a SSRI drug and it is totally different from Suboxone. The risk of reaction with this drug in you is just equal to general population....

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hi i take roughly 5 -80 ct oxys and i want to go on suboxone . how long should i wait before taking one suboxone
are there any over the counter things i can take to make it easier. and what symptoms come with withdrawal

doctor1 MD

Hi there thanks for asking. You should wait for 48 to 72 hours to let the withdrawal symptoms to appear. Then you can start suboxone. Suboxone is a a medication which acts partially on its place. It has some good advantagets. However, you should be careful about how to begin it in order to avoid...

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hi .. i was recently on percocet 10mg for a knee surgery and decided to get off of them myself , i know not very smart ,, so i was told to get suboxone to help , a co worker of mine said he had some to see if it would work for me ,, but he lied and it was methadone , i recently went and had a perscription filled for suboxone but sadly i was to embarrassed to say anything ,, i took about a quarter of a 40 methadose at 12am about 23hours ago ,, so my question is , is it safe to take the suboxone now ? thank you

doctor1 MD

Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. The half life of methadone is about 10-40 hours depending on what kind of metabolism you have. I believe that the methadone and suboxone also do not have any drug interactions and it is safe to start taking the suboxone as recommended by your doctor. I hope...

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I am prescribed to 16mg of suboxone a day. I have been on suboxone currently for 3 months but I have been on it off and on since 2008. I was prescribed to clonazepam 1 mg twice a day since jan 17 2014. I take my meds as prescribed and let my family member hold my meds and they give them to me as needed so I don t take more then I should because I am an addict who truly wants help and know how easy it is to get addicted to clonazepam. my suboxen doc found out I am taking both and is threatening to take me off the suboxone because she said it will kill me to take both and I have been taking both daily since I was prescribed them and I am doing great. the clonazepam helps me with my seizures, severe anxiety, severe depression, ptsd, and bi-poloar. what do I need to do to get both my doctors on the same page and agree that is working for me and not cause any relapse or side affects?

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