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I would like info on the drug subutex?

I would like info on the drug subutex?

Specific questions?: Buprenorphine is active ingredient, but doesn't have the blocking agent naloxone in it. It is usually used only in the early stages, to determine how much medication you need, or may be used in pregnant women where naloxone is often avoided, or in people allergic to naloxone. It is a partial agonist that stops withdrawal and reduces craving without getting people 'high'. www.suboxone.com. ...Read more

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What is the best way to taper subutex?

What is the best way to taper subutex?

Subutex wean: The subutex weaning process needs to be guided by a doctor. I recommend you not doing it on your own. Please see your doctor and discuss the weaning process. ...Read more

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Can a person withdrawal off of subutex?

Can a person withdrawal off of subutex?

Subutex: Yes you can have a withdrawal from subutex - when coming off you have to be weaned off slowly to prevent this. ...Read more

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How long does subutex withdrawals normally last?

Subutex wthdrawal : The answer depends on: what you were using prior to starting burenorphine (subutex) and for how long; length of time and dosage of subutex used. Withdrawal peak has set in by one week and terms at about two weeks. Discuss triggers and way to prevent relapse with your doctor. ...Read more

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For how long will 8mg of subutex block methadone?

For how long will 8mg of subutex block methadone?

See below: Buprenorphine at eight mgs may not be sufficient to fully block any full agonist although it will increase the amount needed to obtain a desired effect. ...Read more

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Is subutex good for pain? I suffer from fibromyalgia?

Is subutex good for pain? I suffer from fibromyalgia?

Subutex: This is Buprenorphine which does have some analgesic properties. While the majority of the time it is used in addiction medicine it is not unheard of to find physicians using it for pain. The doses for pain however are probably not high enough. Like all other opioids it has risk, potential for abuse, dependency. ...Read more

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Why do I still crave heroin so much even when im on subutex?

Not magic: Subutex is a great tool but not always enough. Some people with high heroin tolerance dont get complete relief. Because subutex only partially stimulates the opiate receptor there is a limit to what it can do. Above 24 mg no good evidence of increase benefit and not recommended. Talk to your doctor. If relapse is concern Methadone maybe more effective. But counseling and meetings help as well. ...Read more

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How many days does it take for 16 milgrams of subutex to exit your urine?

How many days does it take for 16 milgrams of subutex to exit your urine?

Depends on whether: you were taking this on a regular basis. Buprenorphine is a very long-acting medication, and (depending on how sensitive the test being used is) can be detected for several weeks following chronic use, and up to a week or so after a single use. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from protracted withdrawal from subutex?

Protracted : Protracted withdrawal or abstinent syndrome is when craving & other w/d symptoms last beyond the acute w/d phase. Can take months & even years in certain individuals to fully recover which is one maintenance therapy was approved. Individuals with this condition may benefit from agonist based therapy due to higher incidence of relapse. Discuss abstinence-based treatment with an addictionologist. ...Read more

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Are there orange oval subutex tablets that are not round? And are these new?

Are there orange oval subutex tablets that are not round? And are these new?

No: The colored hexagonal shaped tabs are suboxone (which has Naloxone as well). Incidentally they are discontinued and they only make the film now. ...Read more