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I've been on methadone but coz we think it gave me long qt, am on subutex now. etopic beat is bad on it. the whole day long with no break is this ok?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson answered

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You need to let your doctor know and get a cardiac work-up. Sometimes sleep apnea can cause a bad heart rhythm, so make sure that is addressed. Suboxone is a great drug, but it can suppress the brain's breathing center like other narcotics. If you were my patient i would want an ekg, holter monitor, and an overnight polysomnogram for starters. Please discuss with you family doctor or cardiologist.

Answered Oct 1, 2013

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