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A 42-year-old female asked:

Im on methadone for fibromyalgia, i have to go onto subutex. but is there a difference between temgesic, used for pain and subutex used for addiction?

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Fight 4 your health: I am not very familiar with these meds (perhaps these are european names?) but please know that Methadone is not the solution to fibromyalgia. Work with your doctors are get off of it as soon as you safely can!
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Subutex-combo drug: Buprenorphine is a partial agonist at mu opiate receptors. It can stimulate or activate the receptors depending on the presence of other endogenous neurotransmitters or drugs. Naloxone is an opiate antagonist. It blocks the effects of opiate drugs. Temgesic contains buprenorphine. Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and naloxone.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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