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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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Just started Suboxone thursday(10/10/13). How am i supposed 2 feel? How can I tell if i'm on the right dosage or not? Some side effects are w/drawls?

ask your doctor: All of your questions are excellent ones, and only your treating physician can answer them accurately for you alone. There are many generalities, but i don't know why you are now on suboxone, what other meds you are taking, what dose you are on, and so on. Your treating physician does, and you need to call tomorrow to have a follow up appointment to go over all of these questions. Good luck! ...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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6 days off SUBOXONE, gettin vivitrol 2day what should I expect? Any bad side effects? I still have bad RLS from WD from sub. When will that be gone?

6 days off SUBOXONE, gettin vivitrol 2day what should I expect? Any bad side effects? I still have bad RLS from WD from sub. When will that be gone?

None: if you have abstained from all other opiates during those six days there should be no problems. If the RLS continue you may want to have your physician try a med like pramipexole. ...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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The doctor has had me on Suboxone for over a year what are the long term side effects from it?

The doctor has had me on Suboxone for over a year what are the long term side effects from it?

See below: If suboxone is weaned slowly under the supervision of a physician you should not expect any specific long-term side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects to suboxen?

Are there any serious side effects to suboxen?

Suboxone side effect: Some of the common side effects are stomach pain, constipation, nausea, trouble sleeping, vomiting ..... Some of serious side effects are cough or hoarseness, feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded, fever or chills, flushing or redness of the skin, headache, painful or difficult urination .... ...Read more

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Is constipation a side effect of suboxone? What can I do?

Is constipation a side effect of suboxone? What can I do?

Can be: Suboxone can cause constipation - usually however it is minimal. I would suggest high fiber diet - fruits and vegetables - lots of fluids and possibly something like prunes or Metamucil ...Read more

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