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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Overview)

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 individuals with chronic pain.


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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

Dr. Kevin Passer
403 Doctors shared insights

Suboxone (Overview)

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 individuals with chronic pain.


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Can Suboxone be purchased online?

See below: Any thing is possible but not legally, be safe get you Suboxone from a legal means. ...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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Any insights for why can't more doctors prescribe suboxone?

Many, many reasons: Most doctors, like most people, have negative attitudes about people with substance use disorders, and particularly with opioid use disorders. It takes an eight hour course, and involves caring for often complicated and difficult patients. Despite this, many thousands of physicians have gotten waivers; unfortunately, only a small fraction are using these waivers to treat even modest numbers. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed suboxone, its 375 $ a month. Cant afford anymore. Is it unheard of for a dr to prescribe methadone in place of suboxone? It is covered

I'm prescribed suboxone, its 375 $ a month. Cant afford anymore. Is it unheard of for a dr to prescribe methadone in place of suboxone? It is covered

Suboxone /: buprenorphine is a better drug for opiate dependence. It is safer and does not require daily visits to a clinic. It also has a blocking ability that keeps you from using other opiates which methadone does not have. Methadone also has a variable half-life which make one more prone to unintentional overdose. A new form was released on Oct 2 2014 called Bunavail that has great pt assistance ...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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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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Does q carbo effective in blocking suboxone?

No: Don't waste your money on that. If you are obtaining Suboxone illegally you are breaking federal law and it is a federal crime. Better to get into a legit Suboxone program and taper off legitimately. Always trying to scam the system to your own detriment. You are playing with a drug that could easily leave you dead if unsupervised by a physician. Is thatt what you really want for yourself? ...Read more

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How long does Suboxone take to fully kick in?

How long does Suboxone take to fully kick in?

45minutes-2days: The answer to this is complicated. When you start the Suboxone you are started on low dose because there is still some regular opiate (i.e. Oxycodone) in you. You should notice the initial 2mg in 45 minutes, after two days on Suboxone you can be on the normal dose (16mg a day) and you should notice the benefit that day. ...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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I am 24 weeks pregnant and was weened off of Suboxone by a doctor but am still having trouble sleeping, what can I safely take take to help me sleep?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and was weened off of Suboxone by a doctor but am still having trouble sleeping, what can I safely take take to help me sleep?

I am concerned about: What you and your doctor did. The relapse rate in pregnant women with opioid abuse, if taken off agonist therapy, is around 90%. Relapsing to your drug of choice will be far worse than remaining on suboxone, which is very safe in pregnancy, and produces generally a mild neonatal abstinence syndrome than Methadone or street drugs, and in fewer babies. You need to ask your? To an OB provider. ...Read more

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What can happen if I take cocaine? I am on Suboxone 8mg per day. Will mixing these two drugs be dangerous?

What can happen if I take cocaine? I am on Suboxone 8mg per day. Will mixing these two drugs be dangerous?

Don't: I'm assuming you have a history of opioid dependence, since you're taking suboxone. The answer to your question is, please don't use cocaine. At the very least, it will decrease your impulse control and make you more likely to relapse on opioids. Please share this with your clinician so you can get more help for substance use. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of methadone? What about suboxone?

Some good ones: Methadone can lead to sudden cardiac death at high doses, half life is not as predictable, can have many drug-drug interactions. Suboxone is considered safer. If doing a risk-to-benefit analysis & the choices are staying on illicits or suboxone, the latter wins. Side effects are outweighed by its benefits in many individuals. The 10 year experience in usa limits the answer to 10 years. ...Read more

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Do drugs like viagra (sildenafil) counteract the sexual side effects of suboxone?

Do drugs like viagra (sildenafil) counteract the sexual side effects of suboxone?

Yes: All opiates have, as a side-effect, sexual dysfunction. If the problem involves maintaining an erection, medications like viagra, Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) can help. Others complain that they have problems achieving orgasm with opiates, viagra will not help this. Opiate use, especially long term can result in problems with one's testosterone level. There is a blood test and treatment for low testosterone. ...Read more

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Does charcoal caps rid ur system of Suboxone or any 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

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How long does Suboxone withdrawal last for?

How long does Suboxone withdrawal last for?

It depends: It depends on the daily dose the person was last receiving before stopping. Short term, the most severe withdrawal symptoms generally do not last much longer than three to five days or up to about a week. The longer term return to normal functioning for anyone coming off opiates can last much longer, even up to six months to one year. That has been called post acute withdrawal syndroms or paws. ...Read more

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Suboxone gives me euphoria/motivatIon, so I'm satisfied with no cravings for other drugs. Once the euphoria wears off will my cravings still be gone?

Suboxone gives me euphoria/motivatIon, so I'm satisfied with no cravings for other drugs. Once the euphoria wears off will my cravings still be gone?

Depends: Subaxone is used in conjunction with counselling. Subaxone has less intense withdrawal effects and dose can be tapered off over a period with reduced craving ...Read more

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How does Suboxone interact with effexor (venlafaxine)?

How does Suboxone interact with effexor (venlafaxine)?

None: There should be no problem combining Effexor (venlafaxine) and suboxone. They do not interact with each other. ...Read more

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Are there interactions with thyroid tests and suboxone?

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Are there interactions with thyroid tests and suboxone?

Suboxone/Thyroid: Short answer is no. There are no data reports of such interactions. ...Read more

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I am currently taking xanax, (alprazolam) 2 mgs daily, and want to start Suboxone (buprenorphine) treatment, at a low dose. Is this combination safe?

I am currently taking xanax, (alprazolam) 2 mgs daily, and want to start Suboxone (buprenorphine) treatment, at a low dose. Is this combination safe?

Yes.: It sounds like your question is the safety of the combination, not the wisdom of it. If you are currently addicted to opioids—the only reason to start Suboxone—Suboxone is a safe replacement for the opioid. Discuss Xanax (alprazolam) use with the doc treating your addiction. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I mix Suboxone and vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) for a severe toothache?

Can I mix Suboxone and vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) for a severe toothache?

Life: Infected tooth, like any infection, can be life threatening. Mixing 2 potent narcotics can be life threatening. Dental treatment is the only way to cure your pain permanently...see your Dentist. ...Read more

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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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How much time do I need to wait to take Suboxone after taking methadone?

That depends on how: Long you were on Methadone and on what dose. Suboxone (buprenorphine) will precipitate withdrawal in people who are dependent on other opioid drugs. Methadone is very long-acting, and precipitated withdrawal can occur even days after your last dose if you were on Methadone long-term. Tapering Methadone down to 30 mg or less, and waiting 2-3 days (until withdrawal is present) is safest way. ...Read more

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Am dosing at 52 mg methadone. When can I switch to suboxone? How many days between last dose methadone and initiation of suboxone?

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Please see a doctor: You need to stop Methadone for several days and be in full withdraw for Suboxone induction. The dose for Suboxone will be determined by your doctor during the induction. Please do not start it on your own. Please see a doctor asap and discuss your need. ...Read more

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What is suboxone?

A great product: It is a medication that can help you abstain from illegal opiates. There are many other uses for this medication, but you need to talk to the person who can prescribe it. The best results are when this medication is used along with other treatments ...Read more