What is Subutex?

Buprenorphine is a semisynthetic opioid derivative of thebaine. It is a mixed agonist–antagonist opioid receptor modulator that is used to treat opioid addiction in higher dosages, to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid-tolerant individuals in lower dosages and to control moderate chronic pain in even smaller doses. It is available in a variety of formulations: Cizdol, Subutex, Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail (available as buprenorphine HCl alone or buprenorphine and naloxone HCl; typically used for opioid addiction), Temgesic (sublingual tablets for moderate to severe pain), Buprenex (solutions for injection often used for acute pain in primary-care settings), Norspan and Butrans (transdermal preparations used for chronic pain).

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I m currently in rehab center and these people have no education how to lower subutex dose could you kndly give me an answer how to lower the dose....

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Hi Tommi
Good decision to get rid of it beside the treatment you just do this

take a cup of black tea with brown sugar daily before breakfast...

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I have been taking opiets for over a year. Mainly OP- now up to 120 to maybe 200 mg. Take the 30 roxies when cannot get the op's
I have 7 of the...

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Opioid intake regularly for over an year, including oxycodone and now you take buprenorphine (subutex) (?under supervision). Buprenorphine is...

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I have been on subutex treatment for past year and I was going to a Dr. whom I liked very much and my last appt around the first of Dec. notified...

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it requires special training to be able to prescribe subutex or suboxone. suboxone contains naloxone while both the medications contain...

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