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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Suboxone: It's not recommended to mix Suboxone and opiates. I advised you seeing your doctors immediately to get guidance about suboxone.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Opiate receptor : Suboxone, just like other opiates, can cause a change in opiate receptor physiology. Most opiates do this at the mu receptor whereas Suboxone also cau ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Opiopid receptor: Suboxone, just like other opiates, can cause a change in opiate receptor physiology. Most opiates do this at the mu receptor whereas Suboxone also cau ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate recept ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Bup induction : Discuss with your family doctor, internist, or addiction specialist. Medications such as Neurontin (gabapentin) and other anti-epileptics can be used ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Subutex is used to treat dependence/addiction to opioids (e.g. Vicodin). Follow your doctor's instructions for your treatment plan.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivian Hernandez-popp
27 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends: Follow up with an addiction specialist is recommended.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, however...: Discuss with your pcp or specialist because concomitant use of benzos like Ativan (lorazepam) and opioids like oxycodone can result in excessive sedat ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: If you're taking Suboxone to treat opiod drug addiction, you should wait until you experience some signs of withdrawal, then begin it. If you're taki ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
It is illegal: Kratom is ill legal in the United States. I will therefore not comment on it's use beyond that. You should get yourself involved either in a Suboxone ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Wait at least 6 hrs: Both xanax (alprazolam) and alcohol are depressants of the central nervous system, and their effects are additive. I would wait between 6 to 8 hours b ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor : The combination of these two medications can increase your risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating. Avoid the ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
2 hours: because if taken in combination they increases risk of central nervous system depression. Ask your prescribing physician for more information and dosa ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Van Evanoff
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes, long enough.: Half life of oxycodone, how long it takes to clear half of oxycodone, is about 3.5 hours. It takes about 5 X 3.5 hours to clear most of dose. 12-15 ho ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wells
43 years experience Psychiatry
Which better not clear: Both Methadone and Suboxone would be better than heroin. Which of the two likely better than the other given 6 mos into pregnancy is not entirely clea ... Read More
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Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
It depends on total: .. daily dose of acetaminophen, including oxycodone preparations, You are allowed no more than 4000 mg daily before it affects your liver. So you ar ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Comples Question: There are many possible ways to withdraw from methadone. However, most are dependent on many factors specific to the patient. I recommend you consul ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Long half-life: The elimination half-life of xanax (alprazolam) is about 11.2-26.9 hours. It takes almost 6 elimination half-life's for a drug to be cleared from the ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Careful mixing drugs: That is a high dose of Xanax (alprazolam). I would advise extreme caution. Immediately stop and seek medical attention urgently. Please do NOT mix t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: The answer varies upon the individual's physiology and body habitus.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Any time: The time is probably not important. The important question is why would a 32 year be dependent on multiple narcotic medications?
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Llewelyn Williams
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Unlikely: Hyperalgesia may exist because of the pain process but should not be due to narcotics that was stopped so long ago. This is usually seen in sympatheti ... Read More
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