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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 answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

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!

Answered Sep 21, 2015

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Dr. AUSTINA CHO answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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