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Doctor insights on: Interaction Between Suboxone And Heroin

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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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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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How quickly can I take Suboxone after heroin?

How quickly can I take Suboxone after heroin?

If you're physically: dependent on heroin, and you take suboxone/subutex before you are in significant withdrawal (usually at least 24 hours), the suboxone will precipitate a VERY SEVERE WITHDRAWAL, because it takes ALL the heroin off your receptors, replacing it with a very sticky drug that wont come off those receptors, but only activates them 20%. It can make you VERY sick. Get professional help for your addiction. ...Read more

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How long before i can take Suboxone after heroin?

How long before i can take Suboxone after heroin?

As your doctor Rx'ed: Take it the way your doctor prescribed it. If it was diverted to you than that's a mute point. Go on suboxone.Com and educate yourself. Basically, you want to be in a state of moderately severe withdrawal. Look up clinical opiate withdrawal scale. Induction can be tricky & suggest seeing a doctor + you need education on od prevention in case of relapse. ...Read more

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How long after heroin is it safe to take suboxone?

How long after heroin is it safe to take suboxone?

No Time: It is never really safe to take heroin. I am sorry to sound preachy, but them's the facts. A heroin addict needs to get on suboxone and stay on it. You probably already know that an untreated heroin addict will usually end up in one of three places. Jail-hospital-cemetery. Please seek out help for yourself right away. ...Read more

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Im on Medicaid and addicted to Heroin, I want to get on Suboxone ASAP without much hassle. Best options?

Im on Medicaid and addicted to Heroin, I want to get on Suboxone ASAP without much hassle. Best options?

Detox help: Look on your state's Department of Health website for low cost clinics near you, ask your pcp for substance abuse clinics/programs, do your own search, go to NA meetings and ask around. NA online also has resources: http://www.na.org/ Connect with others who know what you're going through. Stay with it and good luck. ...Read more

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Is taking Suboxone instead of heroin. Some days. Then miss a day now and then prone to making me dependant on any of them?

Is taking Suboxone instead of heroin. Some days. Then miss a day now and then prone to making me dependant on any of them?

Yes, both can: Don't try to treat yourself or experiment with these substances. Prescription medication (opioids included) addiction is the fastest growing addiction today. It is killing thousands. Get help, please. ...Read more

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What is better for detoxing from heroin, methadone or suboxone, while 6 months pregnant?

What is better for detoxing from heroin, methadone or suboxone, while 6 months pregnant?

Suboxone: Suboxone (buprenorphine) has an improved safety profile compared to methadone. Methadone has a very unpredictable elimination half-life in the body, and therefore, a higher risk profile. ...Read more

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Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which better not clear: Both Methadone and suboxone would be better than heroin. Which of the two likely better than the other given 6 mos into pregnancy is not entirely clear. Methadone, the older drug, is often preferred during pregnancy, though pregnancy class d. Some evidence to suggest less neonatal opioid dependence occurs with suboxone, pregnancy class c. Ref: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3271614/. ...Read more

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I'm detoxing myself from very large amount of heroin. Any suggestions on how to make the withdrawals not so hellish?? And suboxone isn't a option pls

A number of options: but none of them work all that well. The best is clonidine, a blood pressure medication. It comes in pills and patches & when dosed properly can reduce many withdrawal symptoms. A doc with some expertise in addiction treatment should prescribe it, and it has to be adjusted to what works for you without causing low blood pressure. Imodium for diarrhea, motrin/tylenol for pain, benadryl (diphenhydramine) for sleep ...Read more

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Could i go to a Suboxone clinic for heroin addiction?

Could i go to a Suboxone clinic for heroin addiction?

Suboxone use: The active ingredient in Suboxone is called Buprenorphine (bupe). Bupe is by itself an Opiate and is used as part of what is known as the Harm Reduction Model with Opiate Replacement Therapy. The Harm Reduction Model attempts to improve the Opiate Addict's overall level of functioning while causing less harm and in some cases-death. Suboxone is not a cure for Opiate Addiction. ...Read more

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