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Dr. Steven Ferguson
32 doctors shared insights

Suboxone Withdrawal (Overview)

Suboxone is an opiate replacement. Coming off Suboxone needs to be slow and under medical supervision. Withdrawal of Suboxone is similar to other opiates with muscle pain nausea tremulousness blood pressure changes


Dr. Steven Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
General Practice
31 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal?

What are the symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal?

See below: The symptoms vary to the dosage you are taking. From mild filling badly to full blow opioid withdrawal systems. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ferguson
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Suboxone Withdrawal (Overview)

Suboxone is an opiate replacement. Coming off Suboxone needs to be slow and under medical supervision. Withdrawal of Suboxone is similar to other opiates with muscle pain nausea tremulousness blood pressure changes


Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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How long does Suboxone withdrawal last for?

How long does Suboxone withdrawal last for?

It depends: It depends on the daily dose the person was last receiving before stopping. Short term, the most severe withdrawal symptoms generally do not last much longer than three to five days or up to about a week. The longer term return to normal functioning for anyone coming off opiates can last much longer, even up to six months to one year. That has been called post acute withdrawal syndroms or paws. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Martin Dr. Martin
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
every other day
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone Dr. Law-Yone
Psychiatry
51 years in practice
Institute of Medicine (I) Rangoon
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What is the treatment for Suboxone withdrawal?

What is the treatment for Suboxone withdrawal?

Treat symptoms: Suboxone withdrawal should always be planned, managed and closely supervised by your treating physician. Medications are provided to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. Sleep meds, medication for nausea, clonidine, non opioid pain medications. To minimize risk of relapse participating in an intensive out patient treatment program should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone Dr. Law-Yone
Psychiatry
51 years in practice
Institute of Medicine (I) Rangoon
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Why would a person take suboxone?

Why would a person take suboxone?

Many reasons but....: The 2 main reasons a person should take suboxone is to diminish or eliminate cravings and withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction. Treatment must be provided by an md especially trained and licensed. ...Read more

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Dr. Carl Balog Dr. Balog
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine
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I accidently took one more Suboxone film than I am supposed to, I normally do two daily but I forgot I took one and took another. Will I be ok? Scared

I accidently took one more Suboxone film than I am supposed to, I normally do two daily but I forgot I took one and took another. Will I be ok? Scared

Yes, you'll be OK: Depends on your dose. Even if you are on 8 mg films, the worse that can happen is you feel more withdrawal symptoms from the added naloxone. These generally go away in a day. Because Suboxone stays around for 24 hours, you may want to ask your provider if a lower dose the next day is advisable. Do not take benzos to treat any anxiety, and call your prescribing doctor if your symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Shukhman Dr. Shukhman
Addiction Medicine
27 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is Suboxone withdrawal dangerous?

Is Suboxone withdrawal  dangerous?

No: Not dangerous, but can be very prolonged. Ask your doctor how to wean off of Suboxone. It will not happen without your effort, but it is doable. Some techniques are well known ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
General Practice
31 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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How long does Suboxone withdrawal last?

How long does Suboxone withdrawal last?

Dosage ? how long?: Withdrawal from suboxone is not much different from withdrawal from narcotics. It will be related to the dosage you are taking and how long you have been taking it. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer Dr. Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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How long does Suboxone withdrawal last for?

It depends: It depends on the daily dose the person was last receiving before stopping. Short term, the most severe withdrawal symptoms generally do not last much longer than three to five days or up to about a week. The longer term return to normal functioning for anyone coming off opiates can last much longer, even up to six months to one year. That has been called post acute withdrawal syndroms or paws. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
General Practice
31 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal?

See below: The symptoms vary to the dosage you are taking. From mild filling badly to full blow opioid withdrawal systems. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can you suggest something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

Can you suggest something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

Do it slowly: If you are experiencing significant withdrawal, the best choice is to reduce the taper (if you were coming down 2 mg at a time, go by 1 mg; if you were reducing it every day, reduce it every second or third day). Other medications for treating symptoms - ibuprofen/tylenol for pain, pepto bismol for stomach cramps/diarrhea, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help sleep etc.) as well as prescribed Clonidine can be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Zinia Thomas Dr. Thomas
Psychiatry
18 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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What is the definition or description of: Suboxone withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal : Suboxone is an opiate replacement. Coming off Suboxone needs to be slow and under medical supervision. Withdrawal of Suboxone is similar to other opiates with muscle pain nausea tremulousness blood pressure changes ...Read more

Dr. Brian Lynch Dr. Lynch
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of La Salle Mexican School of Medicine
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Can you tell me if there is something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

Can you tell me if there is something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

The box and withdrawal: Suboxone , as far as i'm concerned , is a lifesaver drug but it does have the downside of being difficult for many to stop. There's no set way or medication regime , standard regime , to help. The best way that i know of is to go down on your dose very slowly, by months , and then weeks ; then skipping days. All that said the use of Clonidine might help ...Read more

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
Pain Management
13 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is there a medicine i can get prescribed to help me get through Suboxone withdrawal?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Is there a medicine i can get prescribed to help me get through Suboxone withdrawal?

Yes: Under physician supervision, you can be weaned off suboxone without withdrawal symptoms. If you develop some withdrawal symptoms, your doctor can give you some medications like Clonidine to help you with those symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Karl Spector Dr. Spector
Addiction Medicine
21 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What are some ways to relieve Suboxone withdrawal symptoms?

If we only knew...: That's the "holy grail!" i believe if we knew this answer, there would be much less drug abuse in the world. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula or medication (or vitamin or herb) that really helps. Anyone who tells you differently is almost certainly trying to sell you something. However, that said, keep in mind we are all different. Some things work and others don't for some people. ...Read more

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone Dr. Law-Yone
Psychiatry
51 years in practice
Institute of Medicine (I) Rangoon
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What is the treatment for Suboxone withdrawal?

Treat symptoms: Suboxone withdrawal should always be planned, managed and closely supervised by your treating physician. Medications are provided to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. Sleep meds, medication for nausea, clonidine, non opioid pain medications. To minimize risk of relapse participating in an intensive out patient treatment program should be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How do you handle opiate/suboxone withdrawal.?

Treat symptoms: Opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping or dramatically reducing opiate drugs after heavy and prolonged use (several weeks or more). Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Donald Hazlett Dr. Hazlett
Psychiatry
50 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What can I expect with Suboxone withdrawal and seasonal depression?

What can I expect with Suboxone withdrawal and seasonal depression?

It's unpredictable.: My thinking is that they are two separate problems and have to be treated as such.The withdrawal from suboxone when you are more vulnerable to depression ( when your sad tends to flare up ), may make it more likely you will become clinically depressed so it would be wise to take extra precautions if doing so. Withdrawing form suboxone in itself can lead to depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
400 doctors shared insights

Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more