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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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Dr. Kevin Passer
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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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What can I expect with Suboxone withdrawal and seasonal depression?

What can I expect with Suboxone withdrawal and seasonal depression?

It's unpredictable.: My thinking is that they are two separate problems and have to be treated as such. The withdrawal from suboxone when you are more vulnerable to depression (when your sad tends to flare up), may make it more likely you will become clinically depressed so it would be wise to take extra precautions if doing so. Withdrawing form suboxone in itself can lead to depression. ...Read more

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Is Suboxone withdrawal dangerous?

Is Suboxone withdrawal dangerous?

No: Not dangerous, but can be very prolonged. Ask your doctor how to wean off of Suboxone. It will not happen without your effort, but it is doable. Some techniques are well known ...Read more

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How long does Suboxone withdrawal last?

How long does Suboxone withdrawal last?

Dosage? How long?: Withdrawal from suboxone is not much different from withdrawal from narcotics. It will be related to the dosage you are taking and how long you have been taking it. ...Read more

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How long does Suboxone withdrawal last for?

How long does Suboxone withdrawal last for?

It depends: It depends on the daily dose the person was last receiving before stopping. Short term, the most severe withdrawal symptoms generally do not last much longer than three to five days or up to about a week. The longer term return to normal functioning for anyone coming off opiates can last much longer, even up to six months to one year. That has been called post acute withdrawal syndroms or paws. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal?

What are the symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal?

See below: The symptoms vary to the dosage you are taking. From mild filling badly to full blow opioid withdrawal systems. ...Read more

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Can you suggest something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

Can you suggest something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

Do it slowly: If you are experiencing significant withdrawal, the best choice is to reduce the taper (if you were coming down 2 mg at a time, go by 1 mg; if you were reducing it every day, reduce it every second or third day). Other medications for treating symptoms - ibuprofen/tylenol for pain, pepto bismol for stomach cramps/diarrhea, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help sleep etc.) as well as prescribed Clonidine can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Suboxone withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: Suboxone is an opiate replacement. Coming off Suboxone needs to be slow and under medical supervision. Withdrawal of Suboxone is similar to other opiates with muscle pain nausea tremulousness blood pressure changes ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

Can you tell me if there is something to make Suboxone withdrawal better?

The box and withdrawal: Suboxone, as far as I'm concerned, is a lifesaver drug but it does have the downside of being difficult for many to stop. There's no set way or medication regime, standard regime, to help. The best way that I know of is to go down on your dose very slowly, by months, and then weeks ; then skipping days. All that said the use of Clonidine might help ...Read more

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Is there a medicine I can get prescribed to help me get through Suboxone withdrawal?

Is there a medicine I can get prescribed to help me get through Suboxone withdrawal?

Yes: Under physician supervision, you can be weaned off suboxone without withdrawal symptoms. If you develop some withdrawal symptoms, your doctor can give you some medications like Clonidine to help you with those symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve Suboxone withdrawal symptoms?

If we only knew...: That's the "holy grail! " I believe if we knew this answer, there would be much less drug abuse in the world. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula or medication (or vitamin or herb) that really helps. Anyone who tells you differently is almost certainly trying to sell you something. However, that said, keep in mind we are all different. Some things work and others don't for some people. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Suboxone withdrawal?

What is the treatment for Suboxone withdrawal?

Treat symptoms: Suboxone withdrawal should always be planned, managed and closely supervised by your treating physician. Medications are provided to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. Sleep meds, medication for nausea, clonidine, non opioid pain medications. To minimize risk of relapse participating in an intensive out patient treatment program should be considered. ...Read more

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How do you handle opiate/suboxone withdrawal.?

Treat symptoms: Opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping or dramatically reducing opiate drugs after heavy and prolonged use (several weeks or more). Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping. ...Read more

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Can Valium be taken with hydroxyzine and clonidine during suboxone withdrawal??

Can Valium be taken with hydroxyzine and clonidine during suboxone withdrawal??

Talk to your doctor: You need close medical supervision if on this combination of medication. Sedation and respiratory suppression are the main concerns. Don't do it alone. Seek medically supervised detox. ...Read more

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Will clonidine and sertraline help me with Suboxone withdrawal?

Will clonidine and sertraline help me with Suboxone withdrawal?

Clonodine will: Clonodine does help someone cope with the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. I usually add this medication into the titration initial hours when the patient has alot of GI symptoms of withdrawal. I generally recommend taking suboxone and not just going off opioids due to the very high rate of relapse. ...Read more

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Can u withdrawal from Suboxone and why?

Can u withdrawal from Suboxone and why?

Opiate Withdrawal: The active ingredient in suboxone is called Buprenorphine (bupe). Bupe is by itself an opiate and is used as part of what is known as the harm reduction model with opiate replacement therapy. The harm reduction model attempts to improve the opiate addict's overall level of functioning while causing less harm and in some cases-death. Suboxone is not a cure for opiate addiction. ...Read more

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Anyone know the best way to get off suboxone, without having to experience withdrawals, or anxiety?

Anyone know the best way to get off suboxone, without having to experience withdrawals, or anxiety?

Slowly taper off: Slowly taper off suboxone. However, the likelihood of relapse is high, if it was done prematurely before making positive changes in one's life. The positive and successful steps toward recovery are to change the life style, achieve better job performance, establish stable family life, or control the legal and financial damages caused by addiction. ...Read more

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Will Suboxone cause you to go into worse withdrawals if you take it when going through actual oxycontin withdrawals?

Will Suboxone cause you to go into worse withdrawals if you take it when going through actual oxycontin withdrawals?

No: Suboxone will help withdrawls from oxycotin. If you are not in withdrawls already and then take suboxone, it will cause what is called precipitated withdrawls. Suboxone is very helpful with relieving withdrawls and cravings for persons with an addiction to opiates such as oxycotin. However to be effective in treating opiate addiction it must be prescibed and monitored by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ferguson
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Suboxone Withdrawal (Definition)

Suboxone is an opiate replacement. Coming off Suboxone needs to be slow and under medical supervision. Withdrawal of Suboxone is similar to other opiates with muscle pain nausea ...Read more