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Suboxone withdrawal

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Like any other drug: Suboxone is a medication used in the treatment of opioid addiction. If you experience serious side effect: allergic reaction with difficulty of brea ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
About 7 -14 days: It varies. Some patients report symptoms of withdrawal lasting 3 to 4 weeks. Keep in mind that withdrawal symptoms begin from the time you start to ta ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Up to two week: For acute withdrawal but months or longer for limbic/emotional symptoms. Naltrexone shortens this time period.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
Suboxone withdrawal: The symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal are the same as with other opiates...Agitation, insomnia, sweating, chills, muscle aches and diarrhea. Basically i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes, but not as bad: Tranxene (clorazepate) is a very long-acting benzodiazepine. The general rule is: the longer acting, the less withdrawal (like methodone withdrawal is ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience in Psychiatry
Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in se ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Pain?: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine which is an opiate. Buprenorphine is effective for pain . It's available as a skin patch called butrans. Also, pain an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Controversial: There are studies on both sides of this issue, with some researchers finding that tramadol did reduce withdrawal, while others finding that it either ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine).
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A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Insomnia: Withdrawal symptoms are typically the opposite of what the medication is intended to do. You may have insomnia if you stop Lunesta (eszopiclone) abru ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It just is!
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is possible: Depending onhow high a dose of Methadone your were on & on long your were on it- there can be potential for seizures during withdrawal. It can also ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. I ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: Tramadol is a weak opioid and therefore would help with hydrocodone withdrawal.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Holmberg
21 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Talk with your doc: Stimulant-based medications have a short half life relative to many other medicines but the amount you have stored in your body, type (sustained relea ... Read More
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Yes: Without proper detox symptoms can be prolonged and dangerous.
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A female asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
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 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes su ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Probably not: Please see a qualified health professional for help with safe opiate withdrawal.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Codeine: No - constipation is due to use of Codeine and other opioids. When withdrawing you gets cramps and the runs.
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A member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Potentially: Not common. Opioid withdrawal usually results in flu like symptoms that usually resolve in a few days. The symptoms are rarely life threatening.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Treat symptoms: Suboxone withdrawal should always be planned, managed and closely supervised by your treating physician. Medications are provided to treat the symptom ... Read More
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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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
18 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is a safe drug, you just might have some temporary side effects but it will not cause breathing problems like regular opiates.

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