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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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Is Suboxone only for people who need serious pain management?

Is Suboxone only for people who need serious pain management?

Suboxone: This used for people who have addiction issues. It's is controlled. Suboxone can be used in pain but that is not what it is intended for in the usa. ...Read more

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What is Suboxone used for?

What is Suboxone used for?

Treatment for ....: Opioid dependence. It can be used for other "off label" purposes but it is approved only for opioid dependence. ...Read more

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Is it helpful if i used Suboxone to get off of methadone?

Is it helpful if i used Suboxone to get off of methadone?

Probably not: It is much less complicated to transition from suboxone to Methadone than from Methadone to suboxone. To move from Methadone to suboxone the patient must be on 30 mg of Methadone or less. There is still a risk of suffering symptoms of withdrawal when transitioning from Methadone to suboxone. The use of suboxone to avoid withdrawal from Methadone is preferable to stopping Methadone abruptly. ...Read more

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Would 5 days be long enough for 8mg of Suboxone to be out of a person urine if used every day for two weeks ?

Would 5 days be long enough for 8mg of Suboxone to be out of a person urine if used every day for two weeks
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No: The opiate will be in your system for longer than 5 days, even at this relatively low dose. More importantly, there is a reason you wisely chose to take suboxone and you may want to consider a moderate taper: 8 mg, 4 mg, 2 mg. I would speak with your provider about this option. ...Read more

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I live in Northern MN and need to find a Suboxone program. Can u help by sending any info...doctors names, addresses, phone #'s and availability?

I live in Northern MN and need to find a Suboxone program. Can u help by sending any info...doctors names, addresses, phone #'s and availability?

Websites: www.samhsa.gov has a link to buprenorphine providers, as does www.suboxone.com and www.orexo.com. It goes by town, and you should start with the ones that are closest to where you live. Am glad you are working to get treatment, and wish you every success in your efforts. Keep in mind that counseling may be a critical part of your recovery as well. ...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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Informatin about suboxone?

Informatin about suboxone?

Opiate Dependency: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read more

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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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Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more


Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Pain Management (Definition)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, ...Read more