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Suboxone Vs Subutex Withdrawal
Not necessarily: I have heard patients tell me that suboxone withdrawal is not as bad and have also heard it's worse. It depends on from how high of a dose one is stopping whatever opiate they've been taking. It is much easier and safer to try and gradually decrease the opiate dose until one is stopping from a very low dose and not a higher dose. The higher the dose, the worse the withdrawal when stopping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suboxone: No it is not drive from opium , opium is a natural occurring plant that produces , among other things, heroin. Suboxone is a purely manufactured synthetic drug. It has a unique properties. It blocks certain opiate receptors and acts as a analgesic or pain medicine. It was first developed as a pain medicine but it's now used exclusively to stabilize people addicted to opiates. ...Read more
Hard to give an AVER: So many variables that you haven't provided information on but if I were to just shoot from the hip and throw out a number, I'd say you're looking at 3 weeks before you'll start feeling back to some semblance of normal once you start the process. The first few days may be rough and most will say are the roughest...but again, depends how you handle the pullback. Is this supervised or on your own? ...Read more
Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Little Difference : Both drugs ate opiates and have identical effects in the body producing dependence and possibly addiction. The route of administration may contribute to the development of addiction with IV use and "snorting" more addictive than oral use, although all routes of use can be addictive, . ...Read more
I'm currently on 18mgs of suboxone. I was wondering how bad the withdrawal from suboxone is? Compared to methadone or opiate withdrawal?
Opiate withdrawal: If you’re considering discontinuing suboxone, you’ll need to taper it. Withdrawal can include nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, insomnia, etc. Opiate withdrawals are generally similar in their predictable effects. Suboxone withdrawal is treatable by tapering the medication. Please discuss a taper regimen with your prescriber if this is what you wish to do. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the pros/cons and differences between suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone for heroin addiction?
Many: Each form of treatment is different , suboxone is a partial agonist and anatgonist which can induce precipted withdrawal when used with opioids, it can be prescribed out of a data licensed physician office. Methadone is a full agonist advantage inexpensive prescribeed at a Methadone cliniccon tolearnce and use of other narcotics.Naltrexone is a anatagonist that is requires abstinence can be costly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tapering is best: Tramadol is a synthetic opiate with weak Mu opiate agonist activity and some re-uptake inhibition of norepinephrine and serotonin. In translation: it acts like a weak narcotic AND antidepressant at the same time. It has a long half life: 7 hours. So it takes a while (4-5 half lives) to build up and to come out of the body. Taper over 2 weeks reducing the dose 10% per day to avoid withdrawal. ...Read more
Is generic subutex less strong than brand suboxone? Ever since i switch i've experienced what feels like slight withdrawal by the end of the day
Subutex : The active ingredient is bupernorphine =subutex , suboxone has Naloxone in it. So that is one thing; if you're talking about generic suboxone or generic subutex, they are made by different generic companies. I have had patients sware that there is a major difference between the drugs. In some official sense the generic may be only 80% as effective as the brand name. ...Read more
They put me on Suboxone for 5 years then subutex for 2 got down to 1mg a day for years and can't go lower without severe withdrawal what should I do?
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