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how can a person get off of buprenorphine and naloxone sublinguals when using for addiction treatment?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Gradual taper: Suboxone clinics manage opiate dependence with Buprenorphine maintenance and taper therapy. Programs will start you on 16 mg per day (4 half-tablets) and taper the dosage over 2-3 years, depending on how strong your cravings are and how quickly you progress. Achieving long-term abstinence depends on several factors, including quitting smoking, never using opiates again, and avoiding triggers.
Answered on Nov 13, 2015
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Suboxone: This is quite easy. Your doctor will wean you off slowly. Then after you have been off for one week he may do once a month vivatrol injections for a few months.
Answered on Jul 9, 2017
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Except: It is not so easy to wean.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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