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Suboxone And Anesthesia
I take one 8mg Suboxone strip daily. Will this interfere with my colonoscopy scheduled in four days. Will the anesthesia be effective?
Surgery: Yes. Inform your anesthesiologist of your dosage and regimen. ...Read more
My son is on suboxin 8mg will have surgery thursday dr put him on loritab because he said anesthesia dr will not know how to put him to sleep? True?
I am having surgery and getting put under anesthesia all the way I have been on percocets and did not tell them. I am not taking them 24 hours before. What are the risks? Is that a medication that is severely dangerous with anesthesia? I heard suboxine wa
Pain and bleeding.: Your major concern should be poor pain control after the operation. Your other concerns should include increased bleeding from the Acetaminophen that you have been taking. I strongly urge you to let your anesthesiologist and surgeon know before the operation so that together can discuss your risks and alternatives. ...Read more
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?
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
Is it helpful to split up my Suboxone dosages or is it best to take all at once? I've been cutting the 2mg strips in 1/4's
Splitting doses: If more comfortable, or avoiding side effects, splitting doses could help you. Most likely, there is no difference in the final effect. If any, it could be the subjective effect of handling medications more often, or relieving anxiety doing so. Discuss it with your prescriber. ...Read more
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
It Depends: Each case is different. The length of time a person may need to stay on Suboxone may depend on several factors including the length of time the person abused opiates, how potent was the opiate abused, how high a daily dose, the route they used (i.e. Intravenous, intranasal, by mouth, etc) and finally, whether the person has a family history of addictions. Slowly tapering Suboxone is usually best. ...Read more
See below: It of certainly safer than the alternative of continued use of illegal opioids. Ideally, one ceases the use of all drugs but many are unable to attain this goal. Suboxone is the next best option and many people can be stable on this for decades without major insurmountable health issues. ...Read more
Better alternative..: You are seriously risking your life with polysubstance abuse. You are also breaking your opioid contract. No doctor will be able to guide you in the answer that you are seeking, from an ethical and moral perspective. But from a scientific perspective, cocaine and suboxone are different classes of medications are work differently at different receptors. Their purpose and function is different. ...Read more
Opiate Withdrawal: 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
It is a narcotic: Suboxone is a narcotic so it helps all kinds of pain. It also has Naloxone in it which has some modulation effect on the morphine receptors. It is currently being studied in chronic pain syndromes including fibromyalgia. That may be part of it. I'm glad it is helping you. ...Read more
Depends: How quickly a Suboxone should be tapered depends on how long you have been on it. When used only for detox, Suboxone can be safely tapered over 3-7 days. When used for maintenance, taper should ideally last several weeks to a few months and even then tapering off the last few milligrams can be tough. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Suboxone: Keep films locked up, take only as prescribed, stay away from temptation, change your friends if they use drugs, get involved in community or your church activities. Follow your doctors instructions (if its a legitimate script) ...Read more
Not conclusive: The pdr print out does not show any risk of psychosis. However, of all of the people who have been prescribed Suboxone so far there have been 306 reports of psychosis. Due to the nature of the material submitted however it is impossible to state with certainty that it was due to the Suboxone or perhaps other drugs or medications that the patients were taking at the same time. Psychosis is a serious event and should be treated regardless of the cause. ...Read more
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 won't come off those receptors, but only activates them 20%. It can make you VERY sick. Get professional help for your addiction. ...Read more
Gabapentin (Neurontin) is more effective than Suboxone in many cases. Titrate dosage to what works for you. Bedtime (sleep-inducing) doses usually 600-800 mg, but some patients require more (up to 2, 400 mg). Daytime doses should be maximum tolerated without drowsiness (usually 300-400 mg several times/day).
Gabapentin is very safe, does not interact with other meds, and is not scheduled. ...Read more
Sub withdrawal: It took you a long time to get where you are so don't expect miracles with a fast withdrawal; not saying this is you. Go off it very slowly at your own pace. If you develop symptoms you might try pain medicine such as Motrin and and another drug called Clonidine that might help with general symptoms. But in general you might think of six months to 18 months to slowly get down to zero. ...Read more