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A 50-year-old member asked:

My sister takes extended release morphine , can she take a suboxone 24 hrs after her last dose?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Not safely: If she has been prescribed suboxone, it is the responsibility of the prescribing physician to make sure her "induction" is done safely - at least 2-3 days after long-acting opiates and being in withdrawal. If not, it may precipitate a very severe withdrawal reaction, with violent nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, terrible pain and even delirium. If not prescribed, definitely no! do it with supervision.
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