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A 43-year-old male asked:

is there methodone in suboxone?

8 doctor answers29 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Bendezu
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No: No.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
No : Both are used for the same purpose.
Dr. Fred Gallo
Dr. Fred Gallo commented
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
The decision to attend a meth clinic or be managed with suboxone should be a decision based on consultation with an addiction doc. They are different medications.
Jul 14, 2013
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
Pain Management 17 years experience
No: Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphrine and naloxone.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: These are two different medications.
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No. Suboxone is a combination medication containing buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist, so it mimics the effects of opiods to some degree. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, and is available under the trade name Narcan, and is used to treat opioid overdose. Those are the two medicines contained in suboxone. There is no methadone in suboxone.
Sep 30, 2013
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Absolutely no: methadone and Suboxone are both opiates, both long-acting, but quite different otherwise. Suboxone has components: naloxone and buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is the opiate. But it is not methadone. One more piece of important information: if you are on methadone already, switching to Suboxone might be a problem. Do not do it without a good advice
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
No: Suboxone has an opioid code buprenorphine and an opioid blocker called naloxone. Methadone is a different type of opioid. The only similarity is: both are very long acting and can be used for long-term maintenance of opioid dependent patients
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
NO: No there is not methadone. in Suboxone. Suboxone is buprenorphine and naloxone (an opaite blocker). They are both opiates but different chemicals.
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 17 years experience
No: While both medications are an opioid analgesic, there is no methadone in suboxone. Suboxone contains two medications, buprenorphine and naloxone. The difference between the two medications is that buprenorphine is a partial binder of the opioid receptor.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long after taking methadone can I be switched to suboxone?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not Here: This is a complicated question which requires the input from an a physician experienced in such things. There is no easy answer. It can be anywhere from 48 hrs to 1 week, depending on many things. Do not try it youself.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using methadone vs suboxone?

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Both work: Methadone is only available at special clinics, and is generally less expensive. Suboxone is available from authorized physicians; you may find one at the Buprenorphine web site.
A 30-year-old female asked:

I want to stop taking methadone iam on 125mg I want to switch to Suboxone as soon as possible how can it be done with no withdrawals?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Please see physician: Sorry -- your previous message said "meth, " which sounded like methamphetamine -- plus opiates since you asked about suboxone. Your best bet would still be to see a psychiatrist who is also board certified in addiction medicine. You can search for your locale at: http://www.Abam.Net/find-a-doctor/ not all addiction medicine specialists are psychiatrists, but a good many are. Good luck to you.
A 30-year-old female asked:

How to switch from methadone to Suboxone in a week?

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It depends: If your dose is low than you can go straight onto it. However, if you are using more than 60 mg., than it could be extremely difficult to make this change in a week no matter what protocol is used.
A member asked:

How long do I have to be off 31 mg of methodone before taking suboxin iam on 31 mg of methodone?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fred Coleman
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
A day?: If you are taking Methadone and are switching to suboxone, you just switch over (the doc prescribing it should be able to calculate an approximate dose). The goal is to not have you withdraw, so you switch over from Methadone one day to Suboxone the next. There may have to be some dose adjustments after that, but you just stop one and start the other at first.

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