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A 29-year-old female asked:

Medical detox off methadone, morphine, lorazepam 2 get on suboxone how do they keep you comfortable if benzos can't be used?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Todd Magro
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Other meds: Other meds are used for symptomatic relief. Clonidine for restlessness, Bentyl (dicyclomine) for stomach cramps, Flexeril for muscle cramps, etc. And you don't have to be in severe withdrawal to transition to suboxone. You should be in moderate withdrawal.
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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Anxiety Suboxone: It sounds like you've had trouble with benzo's if so you should not go back on them. People think there is an absolute contraindication for using benzo's with Suboxone , there isn't. Anyone using Suboxone should be in some talk therapy the talk therapy should be aimed at helping you calm down. The Suboxone itself has a lot of calming attributes.
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Last updated Sep 20, 2016

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