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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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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Choices

Well, you could try a catapress skin patch , i start with tts # 1.
You use one per week to your skin. Often, it helps a lot. Another helpful medication is some buproprion. Both need a prescription.

In brief: Choices

Well, you could try a catapress skin patch , i start with tts # 1.
You use one per week to your skin. Often, it helps a lot. Another helpful medication is some buproprion. Both need a prescription.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Final wean

Final wean can be very difficult, but you have make a decision to be clean in advance.
See tag below.

In brief: Final wean

Final wean can be very difficult, but you have make a decision to be clean in advance.
See tag below.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
Dr. Steven Ferguson
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Dr. Alan Cohen
Psychiatry

In brief: Suboxone

Maintenance on suboxone or suburex can be done but is risky.
You've been on this or the combo drug a long time already. If you are seeing a certified addiction specialist, discuss options with the md to be sure there about additional meds that could help mitigate the withdrawal symptoms. These long acting opiates are difficult to stop.

In brief: Suboxone

Maintenance on suboxone or suburex can be done but is risky.
You've been on this or the combo drug a long time already. If you are seeing a certified addiction specialist, discuss options with the md to be sure there about additional meds that could help mitigate the withdrawal symptoms. These long acting opiates are difficult to stop.
Dr. Alan Cohen
Dr. Alan Cohen
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