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Is Suboxone A Narcotic
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
I am on percocet for pain, obviously. I ran out and my cousin gave me a suboxone. Can I get in trouble for this? Is Suboxone a narcotic?
Charcoal & suboxone?: Charcoal caps are adsorbent - meaning that other particles adhere to it's large surface area. Because charcoal is not digested, anything adhering to it, would also not be digested, and simply be eliminated in a bowel movement. However, this will not "rid ur system" of anything that has already been digested, or is already in your blood stream. As suboxone is taken SL, charcoal won't affect levels. ...Read more
Surgery coming up and will take 4mg of Suboxone and a narcotic i need a 2 know is this safe to do after surgery does 4 mg not block pain receptors?
Suboxone ; Surgery: The answer cannot be generalized to every patient as everyone's needs, tolerance, level of dependance, and receptor physiology varies. Depending on the type of surgery, suboxone can be stopped and post-op pain temporarily managed with another opiate. Ideally can increase dose of suboxone to provide added pain control. Discuss this with your prescribing doctor and anesthesiologist. ...Read more
7 years addicted to narcotics. Went on a Suboxone program for a year and a half. Wasn't ready to come off but had to move. Any suggestions? Can I do a
A few: You need to continue your program wherever you are and start tapering. You need an "expert" to guide you. You'll be "ready" when you DECIDE to be ready. It may be uncomfortable, or downright painful at times but that's what being alive requires, experiencing what you have to experience. Gather your WILL and DETERMINATION and JUST DO IT!!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long before surgery should I stop Suboxone and what is the best trapper method before surgery if being put on a narcotic?
Bup and Preop: Taper is not needed. Discuss with your prescribing doctor at preop visit. Or can call the anesthesiologist for consult who may be able to guide you. This is routine and have no worries. ...Read more
How long after stopping Suboxone does someone have to wait before narcotic painkillers become effective?
How do I easily taper off suboxone? ...To avoid much withdrawals... Anything else (non narcotic) i can take to help?
I've been on methadone& then Suboxone for withdrawal for about 1 year. If i need surgery, after quitting all med, will any narcotics ever work again?
Yes.: Hi conni, yes narcotics will work just fine. You may need a little more than a regular person, but if you've been off of them for a while, it will be the same as for the opiod naive person. Make sure you use IV opiods sparingly in the hospital and go to oral meds as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer