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A 41-year-old member asked:

How much time does suboxone block opiates?

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Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Suboxone: Suboxone is a combination of 2 drugs (buprenorphine and naloxone) . The Buprenorphine is very long acting and the Naloxone is short acting. The short answer to your question is the blocking action declines over a 2 to 4 day period.
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How does Suboxone block opiates?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high. Buprenorphine also blocks other opiate medications from acting on the receptor, so the addict is not able to get high while taking this medication. Mutual support helps.
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