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What are some ways to relieve Suboxone withdrawal symptoms?

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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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


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I am having trouble quitting oxycodone/suboxone. How long are these withdrawal symptoms supposed to last?

I am having trouble quitting oxycodone/suboxone. How long are these withdrawal symptoms supposed to last?

Quiting Opiates: Suboxone is used to help with addiction to opiates like oxycodone. Maybe you need to get yourself on a maintenance dose of Suboxone which you can then slowly taper off over time. In my experience, patients often will need to stay on Suboxone for about half the amount of time they abused opiates. So, if a person took oxycodone for 4-5 years, they may need the Suboxone for a couple of years. ...Read more

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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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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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I've been taking a strip of suboxone a day for about a month, and the last couple of days I feel slight withdrawal symptoms, but I'm still taking them?

Suboxone: As long as you have been taking the same amount at the same time every day - then its unlikely to be withdrawal. The question is at what time do you feel those issues? Just before the dose or at any time? ...Read more

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My ex boyfriend is on Suboxone and he screwed up this month-is there anything (legal) he can do to ease the withdrawal symptoms?

Get more Suboxone: There is really only one thing for your friend to do now...That is to get in quickly to see his physician and tell him what happened, and to get a new presciption for suboxone. It is to be expected that Suboxone patients will mess up or have issues with treatment, so the physician should not be surprised. Your friend is alive - keeping him on Suboxone is essential to avoid relapse to old ways! ...Read more

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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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Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

Would Suboxone help with withdrawal symptoms from effexor (venlafaxine)?

No: Naloxone is an special narcotic drug that reverses the effects of other narcotic medicines. Effexor (venlafaxine) should be weaned off and you should be fine once the drug is out of your system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the length of physical withdrawal symptoms from heroin, and which is worse-heroin, suboxone, of methadone-in terms of withdrawal duration and intensity?

What's the length of physical withdrawal symptoms from heroin, and which is worse-heroin, suboxone, of methadone-in terms of withdrawal duration and intensity?

There is no 1 answer: Because there is enormous variability between people and all of these opioids (and others). However, in general heroin and other short-acting drugs produce a 5-10 day acute withdrawal, usually worst at 24-72 hours and is VERY severe&then improves, but a post-acute withdrawal which is milder but can last months. Buprenorphine is milder than methadone;both peak at 72 hours but can last many weeks. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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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

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Is there a medicine I can get prescribed to help me get through Suboxone withdrawal?

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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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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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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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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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Will clonidine and sertraline help me with Suboxone withdrawal?

Will clonidine and sertraline help me with Suboxone withdrawal?

Clonodine will: Clonodine does help someone cope with the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. I usually add this medication into the titration initial hours when the patient has alot of GI symptoms of withdrawal. I generally recommend taking Suboxone and not just going off opioids due to the very high rate of relapse. ...Read more

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Can Valium be taken with hydroxyzine and clonidine during suboxone withdrawal??

Can Valium be taken with hydroxyzine and clonidine during suboxone withdrawal??

Talk to your doctor: You need close medical supervision if on this combination of medication. Sedation and respiratory suppression are the main concerns. Don't do it alone. Seek medically supervised detox. ...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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Suboxone Withdrawal (Definition)

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 ...Read more