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Can Suboxone show up on a methadone clinic drug screen?

Can Suboxone show up on a methadone clinic drug screen?

Probably: I prescribe suboxone for addiction and i test for a large group of medications. It should be on their test list. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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Could i go to a Suboxone clinic for heroin addiction?

Could i go to a Suboxone clinic for heroin addiction?

Suboxone use: 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

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Which is easier to come off, methadone or subutex (buprenorphine)?

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Which is easier to come off, methadone or subutex (buprenorphine)?

Narcotic wean: Both Methadone and buprenorphrine are long acting opioids. They both can cause withdrawal symptoms from abrupt discontinuation. However, under physician guidance, you can be weaned off on both with no or minimal withdrawal symptoms. The key is slow weaning process. ...Read more

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Suboxon clinic a pharmacy or physician cash-cow?

Distinct cash loss: For this doc. Done as a public service and have to deal with the dea office visits on top of it. No fun having three dea attorneys question you and treat you like a criminal for 2 hours. I can't speak for the pharmacies. Addicts are the least reliable when it comes to paying their bills, especially if they relapse. And no, there are no kick-backs as they are illegal in the us at least. ...Read more

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Which is a better treatment option for opioid addiction, Suboxone or methadone?

Which is a better treatment option for opioid addiction, Suboxone or methadone?

Suboxone by far!: As a physician with 10 years of experience treating addiction, i feel that suboxone is a much better treatment. The main advantage of Methadone is price. Suboxone is safer in that you cannot overdose with it, unlike methadone. Suboxone blocks other opioids from getting you high (or dead), and it won't work if injected. Suboxone visits are usually monthly, not daily like at Methadone clinics. ...Read more

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Could drug screens at a pain management clinic test for naloxone?

Could drug screens at a pain management clinic test for naloxone?

Not usually: Naloxone is not screened for in most tests used for that purpose, although in larger amounts it may cross-react with the test for morphine/codeine. If confirmatory testing is done (gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy and others), Naloxone can be specifically identified, if one is looking for it. Did you od and get treated with naloxone? Your doctors need to know that immediately. ...Read more

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I'm currently on subutex at a opiod treatmemt/methadone clinic...It costs $600 a month..How can I continue getting my prescritption for cheaper?

I'm currently on subutex at a opiod treatmemt/methadone clinic...It costs $600 a month..How can I continue getting my prescritption for cheaper?

Here to help/wean : If you have insurance there are some cards that can pay your copay , if you have no insurance at all , and paying cash and have financial hardship, some companies that manufacture suboxone , may sponsor you . I would contact a site called hereto help.Com for more information. Alternatively , you should consider a gradual wean off the subtext to zero over few weeks ...Read more

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Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which is better, Suboxone or methadone for detoxing from heroin, while 6 months pregnant?

Which better not clear: Both Methadone and suboxone would be better than heroin. Which of the two likely better than the other given 6 mos into pregnancy is not entirely clear. Methadone, the older drug, is often preferred during pregnancy, though pregnancy class d. Some evidence to suggest less neonatal opioid dependence occurs with suboxone, pregnancy class c. Ref: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3271614/. ...Read more

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Will methadone or methadose show up on a standard urine drug test?

Will  methadone or methadose show up on a standard urine drug test?

Most likely.: It is very likely than any use of Methadone will be reflected by a positive opioid test on any drug screen. Depending on the sophistication of the test, it may be also be identifiable specifically as methadone. ...Read more

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Anyone on oxys or subutex for pain management?

Anyone on oxys or subutex for pain management?

Pain: I'm not sure what you're asking. Oxycotin is a potent opiate that is used for severe pain. Subutex is not supposed to be used for pain although it was developed as a pain medicine. It is used to detox and stabilize people that have been addicted to opiates. If you have pain it will secondarily control the pain , it works quite well. ...Read more

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Medical detox off methadone, morphine, lorazepam 2 get on Suboxone how do they keep you comfortable if benzos can't be used?

Medical detox off methadone, morphine, lorazepam 2 get on Suboxone how do they keep you comfortable if benzos can't be used?

Anxiety Suboxone: It sounds like you've had trouble with benzo's if so you should not go back on them. People think there is an absolute contraindication for using benzo's with suboxone , there isn't. Anyone using suboxone should be in some talk therapy the talk therapy should be aimed at helping you calm down. The suboxone itself has a lot of calming attributes. ...Read more

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Pain with Suboxone eithdrawal?

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Pain with Suboxone eithdrawal?

Withdrawal: Pain & discomfort from withdrawal is short-lasting, & usually responds to nsaids. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How does methadone work for heroin addiction?

How does methadone work for heroin addiction?

Mutual support helps: Methadone replaces the heroin, releasing the addict from the time, energy and legal risks of using heroin. Consider using some of this time and energy to engage in a recovery process involving a mutual support group like narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Can a family dr prescribe someone subutex & suboxone?

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Yes: Any doctor with special training and certification for suboxone with appropriate license can prescribe subutex and suboxone. ...Read more

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Will methadone help with Ultram withdrawal?

Will methadone help with Ultram withdrawal?

No: It will make it worse. Ultram is one of the weakest opiods, Methadone is many fold more potent and withdrawal from it is more severe. ...Read more

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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