Doctor insights on:
How To Get Subutex Instead Of Suboxone
Should I be on subutex instead of suboxone? The doctor I see about my liver suggest I should but need second opinion. What would be the problem? Pleas
Probably not: You should be fine with suboxone. You can have your liver tested after you've been on it a while. Often, one had elevated liver enzymes from all of the Acetaminophen they took as contained in lortabs. The liver enzymes should decrease over time while off lortabs. The Naloxone in Suboxone should only be absorbed in minimal amounts, if at all. ...Read more
Does anyone know of any doctors in the lincoln, ne area who can help me with a suboxone/subutex program?
I would like advice on how to taper off Suboxone and subutex with what I have left, how should I do this?
Dropping Suboxone: People very greatly in their difficulties with stopping these drugs. The majority of people seem to have significant difficulty. That said you can get off them it usually means decreasing your dose very slowly over months and weeks and then days. Non-opiate pain relievers Clonidine and other symptomatic drugs can help. ...Read more
What do you advise if I want advice on how to taper off Suboxone and subutex with what I have left, how should I do this?
Stopping Suboxone: Why do you want to stop the buprenorphine? It is probably helping you stay off dangerous opiates. You should discuss tapering with your doctor. It's a lot easier to stop after being tapered by your doctor. You have a risk of relapsing back on opiates within the next six months if you too abruptly quit. We can't adequately advise you more about that here on this site. Please seek a professional. ...Read more
Is generic subutex less strong than brand suboxone? Ever since I switch I've experienced what feels like slight withdrawal by the end of the day
Different compounds: Suboxone is a compound that contains both subutex and when you switch over to subutex without the Naltrexone protection, you are putting yourself at risk for developing tolerance to the subutex alone. This could explain why you are feeling the effect wear off at the end of the day. You may also wish to take a look at some of your herbal supplements to see if they affect the blood levels of Suboxone or subutex. There is always the chance that by being compounded differently, although the original doses of medications are the same, they may be absorbed somewhat differently in different formulations. Best wishes. ...Read more
They put me on Suboxone for 5 years then subutex for 2 got down to 1mg a day for years and can't go lower without severe withdrawal what should I do?
Choices: Well, you could try a catapress skin patch, I start with tts # 1. You use one per week to your skin. Often, it helps a lot. Another helpful medication is some buproprion. Both need a prescription. ...Read more
Suboxone or subutex? Which is cheaper? Which is easier on your body? Which would you recommend as a doctor?
Both: Both are used in clinical practice. Subutex generally for induction and Suboxone for detox and maintenance. Subutex comes in generic formulation and cheaper than suboxone. If patient can't afford Suboxone and no history of IV use, okay to prescribe subutex. Suboxone will be coming out with a generic tablet formulation soon. ...Read more
Will my doctor decide if I don't need suboxone, or is that my choice? What's the benefits of using Suboxone without naloxone? (Subutex)
MUTUAL: Typically it is a mutual decision but there has to be an attempt to decrease the dose over time. ...Read more
I am on subutex and I'm in a clinic I ran low and I took a Suboxone when they send my urine of to be tested at a lab will the naloxsone show up?
Suboxone Subutex: No it will not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can any doctor prescribe a small amount of suboxone or subutex (2 pills) for emergency detox. Rehab I'm going to won't have meds until morning.
Hi doc! I am currently taken suboxene two 8 mg a day! I have severe knee pain took a subutex this morning wanted to take a Vicodin for the pain?
The truth: Is always the best! So tell ur doc what u want and follow his/her advice even if it is different from tour request, it will be the best for u & ur health. Be brave and honest, u will feel better. ...Read more
No.: Suboxone film is designed for sublingual use. It should not be used any other way. If it makes you sick there is something wrong. You may need your dosage changed. In any event, you most certainly need to discuss this with your prescribing md. Hope you are able to continue with your treatment. ...Read more
Depends...: Are you taking any medications to ease your discomfort? How fast was your tapering off program or did you just stop cold turkey? Withdrawal can last 2-3 weeks, most patients I treat report feeling the worse from about day 3 through day 10? . Hang in there, you can do it. Keep your md informed. It will get better, soon. ...Read more
Anyone know the best way to get off suboxone, without having to experience withdrawals, or anxiety?
Slowly taper off: Slowly 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
Do u still get the same effect of Suboxone if u dilute it an drink it as u do if its under the tounge?
Not as effective: The total dose is the same (as long as you drink total volume you diluted), but why do that? If having a problem with Rx form, need to discuss with provider, not self-medicate, which may be source of Rx in first place. ...Read more
If you're abusing subutex but want to get off of it as healthy as possible, what would be the best route?
Weaning: Best thing is to wean yourself from this medication under the supervision of your physician. ...Read more
How can I get one 8 mg suboxone out of urine quickly. I am aware of the 5-6 days it usually takes. But I would rather it not show up in urine?
No Magic: The best way to avoid showing buprenorphine/naloxone in your urine is wait the allotted time. There is no magic chemical way to block its metabolites and it will show up in a screen. Best advice--don't take a urine screen until after the waiting time. Otherwise, do not take the drug. If you have a problem, get into a program and get counseling. Help is available. ...Read more
My son has been going to a Suboxone clinic for over two years when does he get off this product and the addicted are asked how much they need?
I would caution you to be patient with us here. None of us here are your son's physician, make any money off of the clinic he goes to, nor set the policies for this in canada. We are here volunteering our time to assist our fellow humans with their health struggles.
I have two thoughts about you. The first is that you need to be participating in al-
anon to know what you can do for yourself. ...Read more
Suffering from Suboxone withdraw. Is there any way to ease the symptoms & to get threw the withdraw faster? Will antitoxins like fruits & veg. Help?
Suboxone: Should be very gradually tapered in order to minimize the withdrawal effects. You need to call your Suboxone prescriber to have your Suboxone discontinuation closely monitored. In between, there are no easy ways known to decrease the withdrawal symptoms. Chamomile tea, bananas & green veggies r good ingredients for ur body, so u may eat those as u like. Good luck & bravo 4 getting out of suboxone. ...Read more