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I have been taking suboxone for 10 years. Jan, 1, 2016 I Take none. How much longer will I feel horrible, irritable? Is Vicodin a safer way to quit?

I have been taking suboxone for 10 years. Jan, 1, 2016 I Take none. How much longer will I feel horrible, irritable? Is Vicodin a safer way to quit?

For a while: If you used Suboxone 8/2mg daily for 10 years it is nearly impossible to just quit it, You will go through significant withdraws for weeks. Suboxone treatment depend on your commitment and depends almost solely on you, Suboxone dose should be redused gradually over good period of time, somewhere from 6 months to several years.
Even if you are on 2 mgs daily its hard to just quit. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Definition)

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Have taken. 25 suboxone for 2 days to stop a 2 year, 8 Vicodin a day habit. Should I taper further or try to stop suboxone now?

Questions for you: Two days is probably not enough time. Were you given any instructions? Are you still taking vicodin? ...Read more

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What happens if prescribed vicodin, will doctors test for suboxone, and/or will it show up in a urine test?

Depends: On whether they are testing for it. Some test kits that doctors use test for all commonly used opioids (like methadone, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) buprenorphine - the opiate in suboxone) and others do not. But if you are saying you are on suboxone, it is because you are an opiate abuser. If that is the case, you should NOT be using vicodin, and you are playing games with your treatment. Get serious and STOP! ...Read more

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Can a UTI go septic in 3 days? It happened after she wanted to be wined off vicodin pain meds. So her doctor gave her to much of a drug suboxone.

Yes But: Opiate withdrawal can produce symptoms very much like sepsis. Suboxone can be used to "get off" opiates. Taking the Suboxone too close to the time that the opiates like vicodin are still in your body can cause an acute withdrawal syndrome which can be extremely uncomfortable with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, chills, runny eyes and nose, racing heart and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How do I find a doctor that will prescribe Suboxone for pain relief and depression. So I can get off of vicadin. Has to me in st. Louis area?

How do I find a doctor that will prescribe Suboxone for pain relief and depression. So I can get off of vicadin. Has to me in st. Louis area?

Suboxone directory: Www. Buprenorphine-doctors. Com/find-a-doctor. Cfm
search this directory and you will find all the Suboxone providers in your area. Suboxone has helped many people. You are making a great choice. Best wishes on a full recovery. ...Read more

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Can you take a norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for chronic pain while on Suboxone if you are in a flare up?

Can you take a norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for chronic pain while on Suboxone if you are in a flare up?

No: You will go into mild opiod withdrawal if you take any opiod while on subaxone. If your pain is not well controlled your doctor may increase dose of subaxone. ...Read more

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I've been addicted to mostly Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for 6 years. I have tried methadone and Suboxone to get off both Unsuccessful. No ins. Suggestions please?? Help

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): This is a major problem. You failed both Methadone/Suboxone which is very odd. Did you see Psychology while you were on Methadone/Suboxone? Now the best thing is to get into an in-patient drug rehab program or start on your own with a gradual reduction in the amount used every month. I think more importantly you need support, psychology and group therapy while you wean ...Read more

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They suddenly stopped my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and started suboxone. My BP was 118:98 today and hr between 104-98. Head hurts! Is this normal?

Withdrawel: Both r narcotics & if stopped cold turkey, u will have withdrawel. Headache, elevated bp, stomach cramps, vomiting and depressed mood r all ssx from stopping. U need 2 talk 2 whomever stoped it & be put one a slow decreasing dose of these @ avoid this. Who rx the meds, a pain management center or a 1 man pain clinic (my bet). Get help! ...Read more

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Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

No: Suboxone is classified as category c by the fda. It has caused defects in animal studies but has not been adequately studied in humans. Hydrocodone also carries a c classification. Use of either is only indicated if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your obstetrician will advise you. ...Read more

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Ok to take vicodin n nyquil together?

Vicodin + NyQuil: Do not take both of these drugs together. Nyquil has a significant amount of alcohol. This combination would be the same as taking vicodin with an alcohol beverage. This combination will have an additive depressive effect on your body systems and could very well have serious adverse consequences. ...Read more

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Taking a quarter of Suboxone while pregnant?

Taking a quarter of Suboxone while pregnant?

Suboxone: Not advised. Consult your primary care doc. First. ...Read more

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How much time after taking a darvocet can I take suboxone?

How much time after taking a darvocet can I take suboxone?

Doctor's instruction: Do as your doctor instructed when he or she provided the prescription to you. ...Read more

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Is it a good combo to take my concerta while taking my suboxone?

Is it a good combo to take my concerta while taking my suboxone?

ADHD and Opiates: If you have been prescribed a medication for ADHD, like Concerta, as well as Suboxone, for the treatment of opiate dependence, you will need to take them together at the appropriate times, as prescribed. There are no contraindications for the combination of those medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have alcohol 12 hours after taking vicodin?

Is it possible for you to have alcohol 12 hours after taking vicodin?

Not recommended: The half-life of vicodin is aprox. 4 hours. After 6-7 hours there is no vicodin in the system. However, what may be a safe mixture for some may be deadly for others. The rule of thumb, do not mix alcohol with pain medication. Always consult with your doctor for the safety. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to pass a drug screen 3 days after taking suboxone?

Is it possible for me to pass a drug screen 3 days after taking suboxone?

Suboxone half life: Test for it. The test for Suboxone has to be separately ordered. It is not in most of the standard urinalysis tests for urine toxicology. It's elimation half life is between 20 and 73 hours with a mean of 37 hours. It could therefor take between 100 and 365 hours for it to leave your system, with a mean of 185 hours, or between approx. 4 days and 15 days with a mean of 7.7 days. ...Read more

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For what length of time after taking Suboxone can I start my hydrocodone?

For what length of time after taking Suboxone can I start my hydrocodone?

Don't: Unless you have some very unique problem, don't mix two opioids. They have different duration of action and add up when used together. This may cause an overdose and trouble breathing. See your doctor to resolve this issue. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm taking 2mg of Suboxone a day, is it safe to take zolpidem at night.

Hi, I'm taking 2mg of Suboxone a day, is it safe to take zolpidem at night.

Not recommended: The use of zolpidem with buprenorphine / naloxone could cause a dangerous drop in heart rate and breathing rate. In addition, the risk for impaired motor skills and behavioral changes may be increased. If possible avoid this combination. ...Read more

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What damage can be done from drinking and taking vicodin weekly for 7 years?

What damage can be done from drinking and taking vicodin weekly for 7 years?

Liver: Alcohol and Acetaminophen that is a part of vocoder are both processed by the liver. Over usage put the liver at additional strain that could lead to liver damage. ...Read more

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Will my pain dr see that I have been taking Suboxone if I am given a urine analysis?

Will my pain dr see that I have been taking Suboxone if I am given a urine analysis?

NOT A GOOD SIGN: Big problem here. Your pain doctor should know about the Suboxone because the whole point is no narcotics. There are some tests that will show up suboxone. ...Read more

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Hi there does taking methadone or suboxone make you more tolerant to alcohol? Thanks

Hi there does taking methadone or suboxone make you more tolerant to alcohol? Thanks

No!: It actually is expected to increase ALL the effects of alcohol - the ones you might want and others too! It is absolutely not recommended for you to drink during Tx. Talk to your Doc about it and how to manage this and other difficult parts of getting straight. You deserve to feel supported and good about doing this. ...Read more

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After consuming a good portion of alcohol, how long does one have to wait before taking Vicodin?

After consuming a good portion of alcohol, how long does one have to wait before taking Vicodin?

Depends: On exactly how much you drank your weight and how long since your last drink. The alcohol should be completely out of your system before you take a vicodin. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a half a Suboxone last night, I'm wondering when I can start taking opiates again?

What to do if I had a half a Suboxone last night, I'm wondering when I can start taking opiates again?

See below: You need to go and see your doctor. Suboxone is usually given to treat narcotic addiction, so perhaps taking opiates is not your best option. Talking to your prescribing physician about your options is your best choice. ...Read more

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Should I consider taking methadone if I have been on a pain contract for two years taking 40 mg vicodin daily?

Should I consider taking methadone if I have been on a pain contract for two years taking 40 mg vicodin daily?

Sure: You might do better with stable Methadone 5 mg 2x-3x a day. This should keep a stable blood level of pain medicine rather than the up and down plasma level of vicodin. ...Read more

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Is taking Suboxone instead of heroin. Some days. Then miss a day now and then prone to making me dependant on any of them?

Is taking Suboxone instead of heroin. Some days. Then miss a day now and then prone to making me dependant on any of them?

Yes, both can: Don't try to treat yourself or experiment with these substances. Prescription medication (opioids included) addiction is the fastest growing addiction today. It is killing thousands. Get help, please. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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