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A 22-year-old male asked:

I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. i was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?

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Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Opiate withdrawal: If you’re considering discontinuing suboxone, you’ll need to taper it. Withdrawal can include nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, insomnia, etc. Opiate withdrawals are generally similar in their predictable effects. Suboxone withdrawal is treatable by tapering the medication. Please discuss a taper regimen with your prescriber if this is what you wish to do. Good luck!

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Last updated Jun 7, 2017

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