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Dr. Carl Balog
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I accidently took one more Suboxone film than I am supposed to, I normally do two daily but I forgot I took one and took another. Will I be ok? Scared

I accidently took one more Suboxone film than I am supposed to, I normally do two daily but I forgot I took one and took another. Will I be ok? Scared

Yes, you'll be OK: Depends on your dose. Even if you are on 8 mg films, the worse that can happen is you feel more withdrawal symptoms from the added naloxone. These generally go away in a day. Because Suboxone stays around for 24 hours, you may want to ask your provider if a lower dose the next day is advisable. Do not take benzos to treat any anxiety, and call your prescribing doctor if your symptoms get worse. ...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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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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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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I accidently took one more Suboxone film than I am supposed to, I normally do two daily but I forgot I took one and took another. Will I be ok? Scared

Yes, you'll be OK: Depends on your dose. Even if you are on 8 mg films, the worse that can happen is you feel more withdrawal symptoms from the added naloxone. These generally go away in a day. Because Suboxone stays around for 24 hours, you may want to ask your provider if a lower dose the next day is advisable. Do not take benzos to treat any anxiety, and call your prescribing doctor if your symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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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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Dr. Samuel Miles
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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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Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
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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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Dr. Marcie Berman
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I have a question i took 1 suboxone film yesterday at 6am how long do i need to wait until i can take my oxycontin again?

I have a question i took 1 suboxone film yesterday at 6am how long do i need to wait until i can take my oxycontin again?

Follow order: I am hoping that these are prescribed by a doctor that knows you. If they are, then follow whatever directions you were given. If not, you need to find a doc that can manage all of your meds, preferably an addictions or pain management specialist. ...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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