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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. 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 and its constipation problem easy to fix?

Is Suboxone and its constipation problem easy to fix?

Yes, medications and: Consider the following: adequate hydration, incorporating higher fiber foods into your diet, your doctor will also be able to recommend more specific treatments. Use caution when using stimulant laxatives, but over-the-counter still softeners are often quite effective. Additionally, keep in mind that prevention is always easier then treatment of a problem once it has occurred. ...Read more

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Is constipation a side effect of suboxone? What can I do?

Can be: Suboxone can cause constipation - usually however it is minimal. I would suggest high fiber diet - fruits and vegetables - lots of fluids and possibly something like prunes or Metamucil ...Read more

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What should I do to end uncomfortable constipation with Suboxone and opiads?

What should I do to end uncomfortable constipation with Suboxone and opiads?

This problem...: Is unfortunately common in suboxone users. Often this can last through out the suboxone use. It is best to speak with your prescribing md as this would offer you a safe and effective strategy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put Neosporin on anus due to sore and bloody feces due to constipation from being on suboxone and from opiate addiction?

See your doctor : Constipation can be a serious side effect of Suboxone therapy. This can be treated with a high fiber diet from fresh fruits and vegetables. Dulcolax tabs can be taken at bedtime. A couple bottles of magnesium sulfate taken an hour apart when things get really stopped up. Sit in a tub of warm soap water. "Recticare" is great for pain. See your doctor for additional recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm currently on adderal and Suboxone at the same time and I am extremely constipated. What should I do?

I'm currently on adderal and Suboxone at the same time and I am extremely constipated. What should I do?

Narcotic effect: The safest approach to narcotic-associated constipation would be to titrate upward doses of sugar-free metamucil (crushed psyllium seeds), making sure one drinks plenty of fluids. Fiber-rich foods are also recommended (fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals). ...Read more

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Will Suboxone cause you to go into worse withdrawals if you take it when going through actual oxycontin withdrawals?

Will Suboxone cause you to go into worse withdrawals if you take it when going through actual oxycontin withdrawals?

No: Suboxone will help withdrawls from oxycotin. If you are not in withdrawls already and then take suboxone, it will cause what is called precipitated withdrawls. Suboxone is very helpful with relieving withdrawls and cravings for persons with an addiction to opiates such as oxycotin. However to be effective in treating opiate addiction it must be prescibed and monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more