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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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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?

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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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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) with suboxone? Also, are headaches a common side effect?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) with suboxone? Also, are headaches a common side effect?

Yes, you can: There is no interaction between these 2 drugs. Headache is a common side effect. You cannot take Tylenol (acetaminophen) more than 14 days/ month, may lead to medication over use headache or rebound headache. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have been on suboxone for 2 years, my Dr. just put me on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg at night. I am feeling restless, cant sleep at night, chills. Is this side effec?

I have been on suboxone for 2 years, my Dr. just put me on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg at night. I am feeling restless, cant sleep at night, chills. Is this side effec?

Not sure of question: Did your doctor reduce or stop your suboxone or just add ambien (zolpidem). What you are describing is not a typical reaction to Ambien, (zolpidem) although each person varies. I would check this out with your doc. If he reduced you suboxone, your symptoms would make more sense. ...Read more

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Can you feel the effects of a lidocaine injection when you take suboxone?

Can you feel the effects of a lidocaine injection when you take suboxone?

Lidocaine : Hello , there should be no direct interaction between the two drugs you should feel the lidocaine. Lidocaine acts locally where it is placed , suboxone works in the central brain. ...Read more

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I have been on Suboxone for roughly 15 months, what if any long term effects on my body should I be aware of?

See answer : Suboxone has been used regularly in us for 10 yrs so the answer is really limited to that. No major long term side effects identified thus far. Rare risk of liver damage, monitored with simple blood test. Low testosterone is also a side effect, which other opiates can cause as well. Constipation never goes away easily treated. Talk to your doctor about long term risk-vs-benefit. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking Suboxone or methadone?

What are the effects of smoking Suboxone or methadone?

Don't: Neither substance should have a high effect when smoked/burned. On the other hand, the things that go to make a pill aren't meant to be inhaled and are liable to cause irritation to mouth, throat and lungs. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of suboxone last for?

How long do the effects of suboxone last for?

Depends: the answer is different depending on "last for - - what". officially, it can be taken once a day. I have patients taking every other day. At the same time, if you take a small dose, it might not last for the whole day and patients are taking twice a day. If you use Suboxone to eliminate withdrawals, it will last for a day or two and then your withdrawals are back. ask the question again, but be mo ...Read more

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Am I suppose to feel the same opiate like effects on Suboxone everyday or does it go away. Or is that what fills my cravings and suppose to feel it?

Am I suppose to feel the same opiate like effects on Suboxone everyday or does it go away. Or is that what fills my cravings  and suppose to feel it?

Suboxone effects?: suboxone should prevent opiate w/d (as it is an opiate). Pts should not feel as intoxicated, or euphoric, as they did on opiates of abuse. This is because Buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist - meaning it binds to the receptor, but causes partial only response. The subjective experience of this varies between patients. c ur doc to discuss ur experience & devise the best treatment plan 4 u:) ...Read more

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What are the effects of Suboxone on a pregnant woman?

What are the effects of Suboxone on a pregnant woman?

SUBUTEX: Typically in pregnancy subutex is used which does not have the Naloxone part. Better subutex than a drug you are getting illegally. ...Read more

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During and after surgery will Suboxone block the pain killing ability or just the euphoria effects of pain killing meds?

During and after surgery will Suboxone block the pain killing ability or just the euphoria effects of pain killing meds?

Suboxone: The Naloxone blocks kappa receptors euphoric effects. Sub ozone will not block the analgesic effects of your post-operative medication. If your procedure warrants regional anaesthesia, request it from your anaesthesiologist. ...Read more