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I am up to 45-67.5mg of lortab in an addictive way. Is Suboxone a legitimate option or should I look for an alternative?

I am up to 45-67.5mg of lortab in an addictive way. Is Suboxone a legitimate option or should I look for an alternative?

For Opiate Addiction: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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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


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Is Suboxone a good alternative to opiates, for managing chronic pain.?

Is Suboxone a good alternative to opiates, for managing chronic pain.?

It can be but...: Check w/your treatment provider. I'm not a physician, but had a rotator cuff tear. Therapeutic massage, specifically trigger-point massage, helped me w/the chronic pain by releasing the scar tissue that forms with injury or surgery. Some people are also helped by seeing a pain psychologist to deal w/chronic pain. Especially at your age, long-term opioid use should be a last resort! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is suboxone?

What is suboxone?

A great product: It is a medication that can help you abstain from illegal opiates. There are many other uses for this medication, but you need to talk to the person who can prescribe it. The best results are when this medication is used along with other treatments ...Read more

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What is Suboxone used for?

What is Suboxone used for?

Treatment for. ...: Opioid dependence. It can be used for other "off label" purposes but it is approved only for opioid dependence. ...Read more

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Informatin about suboxone?

Informatin about suboxone?

Opiate Dependency: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read more

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How do Suboxone tapers work?

How do Suboxone tapers work?

Change lifestyle: It is easy to taper off suboxone. However, the likelihood of relapse is high, if it was done prematurely before making positive changes in one's life. The positive and successful steps toward recovery are to change the life style, achieve better job performance, establish stable family life, or control the legal and financial
damages caused by addiction. ...Read more

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Can Suboxone be purchased online?

See below: Any thing is possible but not legally, be safe get you Suboxone from a legal means. ...Read more

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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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How can you stop shooting suboxone?

How can you stop shooting suboxone?

Easy: Take it under the tongue. Your addiction to opiates and irrational action of shooting up suboxone, suggests significant impulse control and behavioral issues. Will likely benefit most from intensive 3 month + rehab. Suggest your find yourself an addiction psychiatrist for life. ...Read more

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How long is it ok to be on suboxone?

How long is it ok to be on suboxone?

AS LONG AS IT TAKES: There is no set time for being on Suboxone. It really depends on how long you have been on opiates and what amount of opiates that you have been on. The best treatment is one that is personalized to you. ...Read more

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How long should I take Suboxone for?

Open ended: A general answer to the question, "how long should I stay on suboxone? " would not do justice to the uniqueness of this therapy. In the ideal world a few weeks or months and then stop & some do succeed. However, as long as potential for harm is higher from being on vs off, the on option is preferred. Everyone should be given a chance to get off, when they are ready to get off. ...Read more

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I need to be but on Suboxone can u do?

I need to be but on Suboxone can u do?

No, sorry: I would be taking responsibility for you care and without any exam or follow up, this is a terrible idea for your sake. ...Read more

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How lon does a person stay on suboxone?

How lon does a person stay on suboxone?

It Depends: Each case is different. The length of time a person may need to stay on Suboxone may depend on several factors including the length of time the person abused opiates, how potent was the opiate abused, how high a daily dose, the route they used (i.e. Intravenous, intranasal, by mouth, etc) and finally, whether the person has a family history of addictions. Slowly tapering Suboxone is usually best. ...Read more

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How can I manage pain when on suboxone?

How can I manage pain when on suboxone?

Suboxone & Pain: Many pain management doctors also specialize in addiction medicine or prescribe suboxone. You're needs may be best served by finding such a doctor in your area. There are lots of options. Gaining control of your perception of pain is one key. ...Read more

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What is suboxone? And how does it help?

What is suboxone? And how does it help?

Rx for opiate depend: Suboxone is a medication used for opiate abuse and dependency. Whether for heroine or over use of prescription drugs (opiates/ pain medications) is can help patients deal with withdrawal and addiction. It is a combination of Naloxone (an opiate blocker) and buprenorphone a weaker opiate that has higher attraction for opiate sites (receptors) in the brain - reducing cravings and chance for abus. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone really safe for opiet addicts?

See below: It of certainly safer than the alternative of continued use of illegal opioids. Ideally, one ceases the use of all drugs but many are unable to attain this goal. Suboxone is the next best option and many people can be stable on this for decades without major insurmountable health issues. ...Read more

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What are the detection times for suboxone?

Totally depends on: Dose, duration of use, and how much you are taking now. That's how variable it is as it depends on how many half lives of time you have been taking it? Weeks, months, days, hours? It will stay in your system longer if you've been on it for a long time, vs. If you just started it. So, depending on the metabolites it produces, those can remain in the body too. So need more info than this to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to come off suboxone?

How long does it take to come off suboxone?

Depends...: For someone who has taken Suboxone for maintenance? There is no consistent agreement on the way to stop most providers would advise a slow taper after other supports (therapy, support groups, etc.) are structured and being used. There are as many taper schedules as there are providers. Most patients can taper faster from the higher doses but have to slow down as they get to low dose. ...Read more

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How long does Suboxone stay in your system?

The pharmacological: Effect is 24 hours but the biological effect may easily last 48 hours or rarely longer
depending on a variety of factors. ...Read more

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How can you get Suboxone out of your system?

Taper: Talk to your prescriber before attempting to change doses or time of taking it. ...Read more

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Does q carbo effective in blocking suboxone?

No: Don't waste your money on that. If you are obtaining Suboxone illegally you are breaking federal law and it is a federal crime. Better to get into a legit Suboxone program and taper off legitimately. Always trying to scam the system to your own detriment. You are playing with a drug that could easily leave you dead if unsupervised by a physician. Is thatt what you really want for yourself? ...Read more

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How long does Suboxone take to fully kick in?

How long does Suboxone take to fully kick in?

45minutes-2days: The answer to this is complicated. When you start the Suboxone you are started on low dose because there is still some regular opiate (i.e. Oxycodone) in you. You should notice the initial 2mg in 45 minutes, after two days on Suboxone you can be on the normal dose (16mg a day) and you should notice the benefit that day. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of suboxone last for?

Depends: The answer is different depending on "last for - - what". officially, it can be taken once a day. I have patients taking every other day. At the same time, if you take a small dose, it might not last for the whole day and patients are taking twice a day. If you use Suboxone to eliminate withdrawals, it will last for a day or two and then your withdrawals are back. Ask the question again, but be mo ...Read more

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Could I go on disability to come off suboxone?

Could I go on disability to come off suboxone?

Disability Suboxone: Disability is a medical -legal process. Anyone can apply for disability. If you have a sore thumb you can apply for disability that doesn't mean you're going to get it. If you're having trouble getting off Suboxone it's a matter of excepting that it can be a very long process of going down very slowly on the dose and in the end you should have no problem. That may mean a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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What medication is used to get off of suboxone?

What medication is used to get off of suboxone?

Unfortunately: Only a stepped reduction with non narcotic medication on a prn basis. After weaning is complete, Naltrexone may be added to get rid of symptoms more quickly. ...Read more