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What should I tell my dr. So that i can get the Suboxone tablets instead of the films?

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

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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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I am currently on 10mgs of Suboxone film a day and i just started having horrible cravings.Should i say something to my dr?What will happen if i do?

Take a deep breath : May need a higher dose, but that is usually done if one had withdrawal symptoms on their current dose and not just for craving. Try to identify any triggers and work with your doctor to deal with them. Cravings are usually short lived and can be worked through with proper behavioral tools. ...Read more

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Can i dissolve a piece of my Suboxone film in applesauce? I get sick otherwise

No: Put it under your tongue. Tell your doctor what you are experiencing. If you are high on other opiates, adding suboxone may put you into withdrawal. Did you get sick when you took it the first time in the doctor's office? ...Read more

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Is it safe to cut Suboxone films or can I overdose by doing so?

Is it safe to cut Suboxone films or can I overdose by doing so?

It is safe: It is safe to cut the films. Cover them after cutting. If you expose them to air, they may lose their effect. ...Read more

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Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?

Is the 2mg film strip Suboxone used in tapering a patient's dosage to the point of totally doing without the medication?

Yes: You can even cut that in half or quarters. Eventually some patients can get onto Naltrexone or vivitrol which is just an opiate blocker and not a replacement. ...Read more

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How long should I leave the Suboxone film under my tongue?

How long should I leave the Suboxone film under my tongue?

Suboxone: how to?: Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone), an opiate replacement, should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doc. This is most commonly, when prescribed as a film, by placing the film under the tongue and allowing the film to dissolve completely. Don't swallow the film, drink, or talk while waiting for the film to dissolve (talking makes it take longer). If you've any questions check with ur doc :) ...Read more

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How long does it take to detox from suboxone? I was prescribed the film and not sure how many mg i was taking.

How long does it take to detox from suboxone? I was prescribed the film and not sure how many mg i was taking.

Depends : Suboxone contains both Buprenorphine and naloxone. Both have a relatively long half life so would likely take 1-2 weeks before not detectable on drug screen if that is what you are concerned about. Fortunately detox is much less traumatic than with shorter acting opiates. ...Read more

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I have an addiction to injecting drugs. Curremtly i inject speed, oxy & i just got introduced to suboxone.

I have an addiction to injecting drugs. Curremtly i inject speed, oxy & i just got introduced to suboxone.

Intravenous route is: One of the fastest ways to deliver a substance. The rate of unintended fatal overdose has risen dramatically in recent years. Other consequences of IV use include hiv, hepatitis c, infections, seizures, cardiac arrest. The Naloxone in suboxone will cause major withdrawal of any pure opioids that may be occupying your opioid receptors. This is seriously dangerous behavior. Get help, please. ...Read more

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I am on Suboxone films, and I am having a lot of adverse affects, including a severe amount of stress which has lead to hairloss. What should I do?

I am on Suboxone films, and I am having a lot of adverse affects, including a severe amount of stress which has lead to hairloss. What should I do?

Suboxone side effect: If you are having these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about it as soon as you can. It also looks like you might have recently had a baby. The symptoms you are having may also be attributed to having the baby recently. You should see your doctor for an exam. Don't stop the medication without seeing your doctor first. ...Read more

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