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Subutex Vs Oxycodone
Not exactly: When it comes to opioids or narcotics it is the dose that determines strength when comparing medications. However, oxycodone is a direct agonist or stimulator of the receptor for opioids so it can be more potent but Suboxone tends to bind to the receptor with an affinity that is quite strong. ...Read more
NO: If you have an oxycodone habit - are physically dependent on the - and you take a Suboxone, you will experience withdrawal, which can be severe. If you are not, the Suboxone will pretty much completely block the effect of the oxycodone. If Suboxone is prescribed to you, your prescriber needs to educate you. If you are taking these without prescription, get some help with your drug problem. ...Read more
If I been diabled from 27 to age 36 om on 30mg oxycodone and they are not stopping my pain almost still have withdrawls will subutex be, a good optio?
No: If you want to come off narcotics. Otherwise get an opioid rotation. ...Read more
Is 12-15 hours long enough time after taking oxycodone to take subutex without getting early withdrawal, its for chronic pain not addiction.
Yes, long enough.: Half life of oxycodone, how long it takes to clear half of oxycodone, is about 3.5 hours. It takes about 5 X 3.5 hours to clear most of dose. 12-15 hours clears about 80% of dose. Subutex should not cause withdrawal from oxycodone at 12-15 hours (since it partially blocks the opioid receptors), and it can actually block withdrawal if you are stopping oxycodone after chronic usage. ...Read more
I've been on subutex 8 mg 3x daily for 7 years now and I have to have a vigorous surgery in my sinuses and to my gums yet the surgeon is only saying he will write oxycodone 7.5/500 for after surgery.
The pain meds your surgeon is willing to give you is quite adequate for almost every surgery that can be performed. That strength would knock me out. I don't prescribe that strength very often myself.
Unless you are a drug addict with a long history of such abuse...You should be just fine. And thank the doctor for watching out for your health, by not overprescribing. ...Read more
I am experiencing shoulder, back, neck pain (severity: severe) (side: both), also headaches, results of 2 car accidents. I have fibro, carpal tunnel, & scoliosis. Is Subutex better for me than narcotics (oxycodone, etc.)?? I'm allergic to naloxone.
Does anyone know of any doctors in the lincoln, ne area who can help me with a suboxone/subutex program?
Specific questions?: Buprenorphine is active ingredient, but doesn't have the blocking agent naloxone in it. It is usually used only in the early stages, to determine how much medication you need, or may be used in pregnant women where naloxone is often avoided, or in people allergic to naloxone. It is a partial agonist that stops withdrawal and reduces craving without getting people 'high'. www.suboxone.com. ...Read more
What works for you: There is no right or answer at this time. Some prefer a rapid taper, & this may be okay if you've been on for a short while. A gradual planned taper may be most effective if you've been taking this long term. Withdrawals will set in, but will be less intense which can be managed by "ancillary" medications prescribed by your doctor. Educate yourself about the bio-psycho-social model & spirituality. ...Read more
Pain: Mostly acute pain or breakthrough pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Subutex: Subutex is a medication used generally for opioid withdrawal, though occasionally for other. Pregnancy we generally consider it a medication must balance risks and benefits. Like infants of mothers who use opioid medication, newborns can experience symptoms (fever, irritability, diarrhea, nasal congestion) though some believe less. Likely less risks than heroin, used less freq than methadone. ...Read more
More insufflation?: And then more insufflation and then more and then possible finding a faster route such as smoking it or IV injection. And then needing more money to do more oxycodone, then realizing heroin is cheaper, then doing more heroin then losing family and friends and all self worth. Will this happen to everyone who does this no it won't. Is it what I see everyday? Absolutely. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it can. Drink fluids, eat pears, raisins, fruits and vegetables. Consider taking something to clear out your system if you are already constipated, because you have 20 feet to clear out. Then prophylactically prevent after you have treated the problem. ...Read more
Med substitution: Yes, the medications can be used interchangeably. ...Read more