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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Overview)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and individuals with chronic pain.


Dr. Kevin Passer
408 doctors shared insights

Suboxone (Overview)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and individuals with chronic pain.


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What is Suboxone used for?

What is Suboxone used for?

Treatment for ....: Opioid dependence. It can be used for other "off label" purposes but it is approved only for opioid dependence. ...Read more

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Pain with Suboxone eithdrawal?

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Pain with Suboxone eithdrawal?

Withdrawal: Pain & discomfort from withdrawal is short-lasting, & usually responds to nsaids. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone withdrawal dangerous?

Is Suboxone withdrawal  dangerous?

No: Not dangerous, but can be very prolonged. Ask your doctor how to wean off of Suboxone. It will not happen without your effort, but it is doable. Some techniques are well known ...Read more

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Can Suboxone be purchased online?

See below: Any thing is possible but not legally, be safe get you suboxone from a legal means. ...Read more

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Are Suboxone withdrawals better than roxy withdrawals?

Are Suboxone withdrawals better than roxy withdrawals?

Not necessarily: I have heard patients tell me that suboxone withdrawal is not as bad and have also heard it's worse. It depends on from how high of a dose one is stopping whatever opiate they've been taking. It is much easier and safer to try and gradually decrease the opiate dose until one is stopping from a very low dose and not a higher dose. The higher the dose, the worse the withdrawal when stopping. ...Read more

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How does Suboxone block opiates?

Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high. Buprenorphine also blocks other opiate medications from acting on the receptor, so the addict is not able to get high while taking this medication. Mutual support helps. ...Read more

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Why would a person take suboxone?

Why would a person take suboxone?

Many reasons but....: The 2 main reasons a person should take suboxone is to diminish or eliminate cravings and withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction. Treatment must be provided by an md especially trained and licensed. ...Read more

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Any insights for why can't more doctors prescribe suboxone?

Any insights for why can't more doctors prescribe suboxone?

Suboxone doctors: It's due to several factors, the primary one being that most doctors just do not want to do it. Doctors like patients to get well quickly and folks with drug problems take a while, often times to recover. Doctors are afraid they'll be manipulated and don't like to deal with that. I must at times, be confrontational with patients. I don't like to do it. Some docs won't do it. Drs like to trust pts. ...Read more

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Is trazadone opiate?

Not for pain: It is a relatively sedating serotonin blocking agent - a reuptake inhibitor and antagonist. Used most often for sleep - or rarely at lower does - for anxiety. Opiates have other uses but typically almost entirely for pain. ...Read more

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Tranxene (clorazepate) withdrawal?

Can Be Serious: It depends on the length of time the person took tranxene (clorazepate) and the daily dose. If a person takes tranxene (clorazepate) everyday for at least month, he or she may have mild to moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, again depending on the daily dose. The symptoms would be anxiety, irritability, tremors, insomnia and even withdrawal seizures. It is important to discuss slowly tapering off with your doctor. ...Read more

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Im prescribed suboxone, its 375 $ a month. Cant afford anymore. Is it unheard of for a dr to prescribe methadone in place of suboxone? It is covered

Im prescribed suboxone, its 375 $ a month. Cant afford anymore. Is it unheard of for a dr to prescribe methadone in place of suboxone? It is covered

Suboxone /: buprenorphine is a better drug for opiate dependence. It is safer and does not require daily visits to a clinic. It also has a blocking ability that keeps you from using other opiates which methadone does not have. Methadone also has a variable half-life which make one more prone to unintentional overdose. A new form was released on Oct 2 2014 called Bunavail that has great pt assistance ...Read more

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Is Suboxone (buprenorphine) derived from opium?

Is Suboxone (buprenorphine) derived from opium?

Suboxone: No it is not drive from opium , opium is a natural occurring plant that produces , among other things, heroin. Suboxone is a purely manufactured synthetic drug. It has a unique properties. It blocks certain opiate receptors and acts as a analgesic or pain medicine. It was first developed as a pain medicine but it's now used exclusively to stabilize people addicted to opiates. ...Read more

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If a person not addicted to opioids uses Suboxone what will be the effect on him?

If a person not addicted to opioids uses Suboxone what will be the effect on him?

WHY??!!!??: Why are you wondering this? It is against the law to obtain this medication with out a prescription. What is your purpose other than to get high? Very dangerous and irresponsible so please do not experiment with this medication. Suboxone is a very effective treatment for the right reasons. Very lethal for the wrong reasons. ...Read more

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Can Suboxon helps in weaning off Methadone?

Yes, but...: Weaning off methadone can also be done by a patient, careful, supervised reduction in methadone alone. That's certainly a cleaner way to move off all medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence. ...Read more

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Is it helpful if i used Suboxone to get off of methadone?

Probably not: It is much less complicated to transition from suboxone to Methadone than from Methadone to suboxone. To move from Methadone to suboxone the patient must be on 30 mg of Methadone or less. There is still a risk of suffering symptoms of withdrawal when transitioning from Methadone to suboxone. The use of suboxone to avoid withdrawal from Methadone is preferable to stopping Methadone abruptly. ...Read more

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How does methadone work for heroin addiction?

How does methadone work for heroin addiction?

Mutual support helps: Methadone replaces the heroin, releasing the addict from the time, energy and legal risks of using heroin. Consider using some of this time and energy to engage in a recovery process involving a mutual support group like narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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