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What are the pros/cons and differences between suboxone, methadone, and naltrexone for heroin addiction?

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 more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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Whats the difference between methadone hydrochloride and methadone?

Whats the difference between methadone hydrochloride and methadone?

Same: When i write for naproxen, i can also write for Naproxen sodium or potassium. Docycline hyclate. Methoadone comes only in the hydrochoride form. ...Read more

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Im on methadone for fibromyalgia, I have to go onto subutex. But is there a difference between temgesic, used for pain and subutex used for addiction?

Im on methadone for fibromyalgia, I have to go onto subutex. But is there a difference between temgesic, used for pain and subutex used for addiction?

Subutex-combo drug: Buprenorphine is a partial agonist at mu opiate receptors. It can stimulate or activate the receptors depending on the presence of other endogenous neurotransmitters or drugs. Naloxone is an opiate antagonist. It blocks the effects of opiate drugs. Temgesic contains buprenorphine. Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and naloxone. ...Read more

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What are the differences between buprenorphine, methadone?

What are the differences between buprenorphine, methadone?

C below: Bup is a partial agonist which means it has a ceiling effect and alsi it can not be combined with other opioids. It will last longer in the body. Methadone is a full agonist with no ceiling effect and it can be used with other opioids and lead to overdose. Meth has more endocrine effects, cardiac effects, respiratory effects. There are also more laws restricting meth's use. ...Read more

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I was taking 2 7.5mg hydrocodone every 5 hrs. My dr. switched me to 2 5mg methadone a day. Will there be a lot of difference?

I was taking 2  7.5mg hydrocodone every 5 hrs. My dr. switched me to 2 5mg methadone a day. Will there be a lot of difference?

Of course: Methadone is much more potent than hydrocodone as well as longer half life. Just follow your treating physician advice. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the difference in getting methadone from a clinic versus a private doctor?

What is the difference in getting methadone from a clinic versus a private doctor?

Legal issues: For Methadone to be prescribed for the purpose of treating an opiate addiction, legally it must be obtained from the Methadone clinic. Private doctors can prescribe Methadone from their office but only for the purpose of pain management, not for treating addiction. ...Read more

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On 50mg methadone 3months pg&wanna breastfeed but will i b passing methadone to baby, is it safe for baby? Help

On 50mg methadone 3months pg&wanna breastfeed but will i b passing methadone to baby, is it safe for baby? Help

Yes: all opoids are passed through the breast milk to the baby. In a baby it can cause sedation,cardiac problems and withdrawal symptoms.in a child the half life is 19hrs where it stays in the blood stream of the baby unless very actively monitored.you should give formula to the baby while you are taking the drug ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Definition)

Naltrexone is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Depade (Definition)

Depade is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more