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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.
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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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Was taking Suboxone for about a year. I've been clean for about 2 months but the thought is always there. Does the feelings to use again ever go away?

Was taking Suboxone for about a year. I've been clean for about 2 months but the thought is always there. Does the feelings to use again ever go away?

Congratulations!: I admire your effort and hope you continue to do well. That feeling may go away, but it may return too. Or, it may fade and swell at times. The good news is that you've done the hardest part - it will never be stronger than you've been. That's a good reason to stay strong. There has not been a more successful program than the 12-step approach, so you might try to find a meeting that you like. Best. ...Read more

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Can someone use herion and suboxone?

Heroin and suboxone: People can do anything they want to. But this is a dangerous practice to mix Heroin with Suboxone. ...Read more

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Just quit Suboxone after 5 years of use, was taking 3 mg a day at time I stopped Sept 9th 2014 how long before sleep returns?

Just quit Suboxone after 5 years of use, was taking 3 mg a day at time I stopped Sept 9th 2014 how long before sleep returns?

DO NOT GIVE UP!: First of all congratulations on the great job of getting off drugs. Give your body/system time to acclimate and just keep busy with life. Keep a good balance with your eating and exercise and sleep /wake cycle. Can try benign things like benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin over the counter. Avoid excess caffeine and keep up the good work ...Read more

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What's the longest Suboxone can be detectable in urine with heavy use?

What's the longest Suboxone can be detectable in urine with heavy use?

It depends: It depends on the dosage amount, frequency of use and time since last use.

See the following link for further information:

http://prescription-drug. Addictionblog. Org/how-long-does-suboxone-stay-in-your-system/ ...Read more

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Which type of opiate addict (wether severe or mild) should probably not use suboxone?

Which type of opiate addict (wether severe or mild) should probably not use suboxone?

Addict: All opioid addicts can be placed on suboxone. The issue is concurrent use of other illicit substances like cocaine, etc.... ...Read more

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I'm 30, 5'9''/160lbs. I have been on Suboxone for about 4 years. Daily use of 0.5-1.0mg. How long until a urinalysis would show negative for bup?

I'm 30, 5'9''/160lbs. I have been on Suboxone for about 4 years. Daily use of 0.5-1.0mg. How long until a urinalysis would show negative for bup?

Suboxone half life: The half-life is 20-70 hours with a mean of 37 hours. This means it will generally take 100 to 350 hours with an average of 185 hours. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If a person not addicted to opioids uses Suboxone what will be the effect on him?

If a person not addicted to opioids uses Suboxone what will be the effect on him?

WHY??!!!??: Why are you wondering this? It is against the law to obtain this medication with out a prescription. What is your purpose other than to get high? Very dangerous and irresponsible so please do not experiment with this medication. Suboxone is a very effective treatment for the right reasons. Very lethal for the wrong reasons. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after last opioid use before taking suboxone? Its been 12 hours now and withdrawal is getting pretty intense

How long should I wait after last opioid use before taking suboxone? Its been 12 hours now and withdrawal is getting pretty intense

You need to: Wait for 24 hours and you will experience the full withdrawal symptoms which will not go away no matter how much Suboxone you use, until it runs its course. You will feel bad for a few days, sweaty, have goose bumps, ...Read more

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Started Suboxone today. Before I was using alprazolam for anxiey. Is it safe to use it during Suboxone or should I avoid taking it? How bout melatonin

Started Suboxone today. Before I was using alprazolam for anxiey. Is it safe to use it during Suboxone or should I avoid taking it? How bout melatonin

Hmmm: It always amazes me that when one abuses both opiods and benzos that they focus on the opioid and not the benzo. You probably won't die but I assure you your life will not improve until you give up the xanax (alprazolam) no matter what your misguided doctor says ...Read more

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How do people use Suboxone to control opiate addiction?

How do people use Suboxone to control opiate addiction?

Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high. Buprenorphine also blocks other opiate medications from acting on the receptor, so the addict is not able to get high while taking this medication. Mutual support helps. ...Read more

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Can I take clonidine before suboxone? Today I am quitting 5 years of heroin use. What can I do for ease on w/d?

Can I take clonidine before suboxone? Today I am quitting 5 years of heroin use. What can I do for ease on w/d?

Yes: Clonidine hs been shown to be effective at decreasing withdrawal effects from opioid dependence. However, if you are being placed on Suboxone then perhaps you will not need the clonidine since you are replacing one opioid for another. ...Read more

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I took suboxone too soon after opiaye use - can I take clonidine to relieve at least a little of the precipitated withdrawals? Please I am in pain

I took suboxone too soon after opiaye use - can I take clonidine to relieve at least a little of the precipitated withdrawals? Please I am in pain

Talk to your doctor: The answer to your question is "yes" you can take clonidine to alleviate opiate withdrawal symptoms precipiated by Suboxone. You can also take additional comfort medications such as Motrin, Bentyl, (dicyclomine) and Immodium for muscle aches, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea respectively. Hope this information helps. ...Read more

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Can I use oxycodone to help the withdrawal from 17yrs of methadone use daily, my Goal is to be off methadone, I have tried suboxone but relapsed. Ty?

Can I use oxycodone to help the withdrawal from 17yrs of methadone use daily, my Goal is to be off methadone, I have tried suboxone but relapsed. Ty?

Bad idea: Hard to get good help though if you have been getting it on the street. I suggest you keep at the suboxone. It is your best bet outside of a methadone clinic or seeing a specialist in addiction medicine. ...Read more

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How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

Taper dose: Gradually decreasing the dose will avoid most symptoms of narcotic abstinence symptoms. Clonidine is also useful in reducing the physical withdrawal symptoms. Your physician can evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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