A 46-year-old member asked:
what can occur if you take methadone while being on suboxone?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Philip Gilly answered
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Glad you asked ...: Suboxone attaches to the same opioid receptors in the brain as does methadone, but sub binds much more strongly than mtd does. Therefore, if your brain is full of sub and you take mtd, you will notice very little effect. However, if you take the mtd first and the sub second, the mtd will be replaced by the sub and you will go into precipitated withdrawal, likely quite severe. Don't mix the two.
Answered on Jun 20, 2015
Dr. Dheeraj Raina answered
28 years experience Psychiatry
May not work: Suboxone may cause methdone not not work.
Answered on Oct 27, 2020
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