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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends...: A very slow taper off Suboxone while using medications prescribed by your Suboxone prescribing md can help minimize symptoms of withdrawal. Medication ... Read More

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Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience in Emergency Medicine
That : That is a very small dose you are on now. If you are have generally been on the 1/8th of a tablet and aren't having withdrawal symptoms (nausea, anxi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Call yr doctor: While I am not a physician, I am a psychologist and work extensively with people who are getting off drugs and alcohol. I have seen those on Suboxone ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
No : And not recommended.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Van norman
33 years experience in Psychiatry
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 ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
54 years experience in Cardiology
STOP IT: Toprol, brand metoprolol, is one of the medications with a long half-life that wean themselves. Unless you are on an unusually high dose, over 200mg ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that h ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Benzodiazepines and Suboxone have been known to cause death, when taken together. I would not take them together even if i were not pregnant. Benzod ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Under med: supervision. Would drop down to 25mg and then d/c.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Go Slow: Reduce the dose by .5mg every 3 days and you should be fine.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience in Pain Management
No: It will make it worse. Ultram is one of the weakest opiods, Methadone is many fold more potent and withdrawal from it is more severe.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Lenk
27 years experience in Neurology
Why tapering?: You should talk to the doctor who prescribed it first, to make sure you don't still need the medication to control any symptoms. Otherwise, to taper, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Eventually: Depending on how long Klonopin (clonazepam) was taken, & at what dose, there may be withdrawal & rebound insomnia when it's stopped. It's usually bet ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can...: Clonidine has long been used to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and oxycodone is one of those. However, it should be taken under a doctor's superv ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bogdan Popa
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Tapering is best: Tramadol is a synthetic opiate with weak Mu opiate agonist activity and some re-uptake inhibition of norepinephrine and serotonin. In translation: it ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Do it very slowly: The potential system is to decrease the dosage as much as possible while feeling comfortable and almost free of withdrawal symptoms. In your case decr ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rizwan Kalani
10 years experience in Neurology
Slowly: Depends on dosing/schedule, but its very important to taper very slowly. It would be best to call your prescribing doctor and have them give you a cle ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor.: Those are strong medications. It is best to follow closely with your physician on this one. Doing it on your own, and doing it wrong could cause har ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Use half q 2 days: Tramadol has a medium half life. If you reduce the amount you're taking by half every 2 days, you should be able to stop after about a week.
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience in Psychiatry
Taper to 30 mg: Taper to 30 mg and make sure you have appointment with physician who prescribe Methadone you must having withdrawal symptoms 24 hours after last dos ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Davies
23 years experience in Psychiatry
With your doctor: This is something you should only do in partnership with your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Depends: There is no answer. This is variable from patient to patient. Suboxone is used to help detox from opioid dependence and addiction. If successful, w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Clonodine will: Clonodine does help someone cope with the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. I usually add this medication into the titration initial hours when the pati ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Brant
25 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Helps depression and chronic pain, no approved for withdrawal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Opiate addiction: Suboxone may be used as a maintenance medication to support recovery from opiate addiction.
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