Difference between suboxone and subutex

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does anyone know the difference between subutex and suboxone? I am going to talk to my dr today and want to know what the difference is...
No, after only 10 days use of subutex or Suboxone, you aren't addicted to it yet, so you won't have any withdrawels from it, only leftovers from your DOC. No difference between Subutex and Suboxone as far as strength and W/Ds. If you go past about 20 days on the Sub, you will end up addicted and need to do a very, very slow and low taper. So if I were you, I'd just do the 10 days or move on to about 3-4 month regimine. Good luck.
The only reason I know the difference between Suboxone and Subutex is because I was on the both. Suboxone and Subutex are the exact same drug (Buprenorphine). Buprenorphine basically blocks the opiate receptors and does not allow them to give you a high if you take a full opiate. NOW, the difference is Suboxone has a drug added called Naloxone.
I have an appointment with a doctor this coming Tuesday morning. He's trained and certified in administering Subutex and Suboxone. I'm going to do the detox with these meds with his direction and guidence. Thanks to you and the info you shared. I'm glad I ran across this forum and people as yourself. Happy New Year and God Bless.
Subutex is an opiate and at the right dose, it will completely take away all of the w/d symptoms - that primarily why most people go on it - to avoid going through withdrawal. Your dose of subutex would have been factored by the amount of your drug of choice that you were taking. From what you have described, it is highly possible that your sub dose is too low and you are experiencing some withdrawal.
Any pharmacy can order Subutex or Suboxone. If you call 1-800-444-7599, it will put you through to a rep for Renkitt Benckiser. I am not sure which rep it is, but it is one of them. I have called it before and just as recently as three days ago to verify Subutex being released. It was as of early April, by the way. I am sure they can give you any info you might need.
What are Suboxone and Subutex? Subutex and Suboxone are medications approved for the treatment of opiate dependence. Both medicines contain the active ingredient, buprenorphine hydrochloride, which works to reduce the symptoms of opiate dependence. Subutex contains only buprenorphine hydrochloride. This formulation was developed as the initial product. The second medication, Suboxone contains an additional ingredient called naloxone to guard against misuse.
Here is another site that was started by a nurse for education on suboxone and subutex.... they also have a forum there exclusively for those using suboxone... http://www.naabt.org/education.cfm I know what he's going through... I could not stop to save my life and suboxone allowed me to stop everything but it... haven't done that yet but there are people on this site and the one I just gave you that has.
There's a wealth of information online as to the difference between Subutex and Suboxone. Without getting into all the information you can find pretty much anywhere, Suboxone contains naloxone along with the buprenorphine; Subutex does not.
Excuse me,,, but I have NO idea where you are getting your information from! Suboxone is most definitely NOT Benzos + Nalaxone! The ONLY difference between Suboxone and Subutex is the fact that Suboxone has the nalaxone in it which blocks opioid to your receptors. Subutex does not have nalaxone. Both were created as a synthetic opioid and both have a half life of 37.5 hours, which means ONE single dose will stay in your system for up to 8 Days!
I am on day 2 of subutex withdrawal. I was on 6 to 8 mg for 5 weeks and have tapered to 0.4mg over 2 weeks. Now withdrawing....also came off diazepam 6 weeks ago. Not really slept since then....found out I was pregnant 5 weeks ago....had a termination as wanted to get clean first...very painful decision. Am signed off work for another 2 weeks. Doc has prescribed me olanzepine 10mg to aid sleep....helps a bit. Not been on subutex long but was using codeine before that.
Does the efficacy of Subutex differ from that of Suboxone ? Not at all, if given at equivalent dosage. The only difference between Subutex and Suboxone is the Naloxone which becomes active only if the pill is injected. Please refer to the manufacturer website for more details. Is Subutex habit forming? Subutex contains an opiate and therefore it is habit forming however much less than full opiate agonists.
The only difference between Subutex and Suboxone is that Suboxone has naloxone in it which sole purpose is to prevent abuse. http://en.wikipedia.
Ok, I am not an expert, but there is a difference between Subutex and Suboxone. Suboxone has Naloxone, Subutex does not. Naloxone is used to reverse overdoses of opioids. It does this by knocking other opioids off the receptors. Subutex may be used to start treatment. If you're starting out with Subutex then going to Suboxone, this may be why you won't need to be in withdrawels off methadone for a very long time. I could be totally wrong here.
Hello the RLS does get better in time thats hard to hear I think it is different for each person, you say that you have no disire for any pills yet I think you said your taking clonopin ( I still take them myself wish I didn't) and I think there is s slight difference between Subutex/Suboxone but it can be life saving for people like myself who had a long term methodone addiction which is hard to kick but it can be done . Stick with it .
I just need to be able to get on with my life, and am hoping that the suboxone is the answer. Thank you both for the input and insights, really. **I am scared about getting started on subox and worried about the "application"/start-up process. How does that aspect work?** Please keep helping! Thanks. freezing.
from MY experience i would have to recommend going on a shorter acting opiod for a month before your induction to suboxone or subutex...only because your methadone dose is so high and your length of time on it. it would be a much smoother transition with NO precipitated withdrawals, you would only have to wait 12-24 hours from your last dose of percs/vikes to your first dose of sub... if you have anymore questions...
[2] cold or flu-like symptoms headaches sweating sleeping difficulties nausea mood swings Those side effects do not sound too inviting, do they? I think these are primarily experienced during the induction period, as the body becomes accustomed to buprenorphine, rather than a full agonist.
Hi everyone, My partner has been engaging with drugs services for the past year and he has been reducing his Subutex script by 0.4 every week, he began on 16ml. He is now at 0.4 and as of this Tuesday he will be off Subutex completely. He is already suffering quite badly with withdrawal symptoms - cold sweats, tingles in his legs and difficulty sleeping as well as rushing to the toilet etc.
and NO, I didn't just walk in and everything was hunky dory...it's a process that's going to take time. There's a difference between being DRY and being HAPPY! I want to be HAPPY. It really is going to depend on what YOU want....do you want to be on some sort of maintenance for the rest of your life? Or, would you rather get to where you can learn how to handle life "on life's terms"? On the sub website, I'm sure they DO say you can be on them forever....
I was the hardest of hardcore heroin, dilauidid, fentanyl iv user, and 2mg daily I would never experience WDs. The difference between 8mg and 4mg is well about 4 right?
i also learned suboxone and subutex are basically the same, just that suboxone has an extra ingredient in it.. i didnt know this, cuz i was taking subutex a month ago, and came off it with miserable w/d's..then i switched to suboxone thinking it wouldnt have the same affect..but it does..so i guess i answered my own question.
Suboxone was always used for to block withdrawal symptoms and to control the desire to use opiates. Just recently there have been some articles that are stating otherwise. One is in part and follows.... BEGIN "There is now an effective medication for both opiate addiction treatment and/or maintenance pain management that is FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved.
So the difference between Suboxone and Subutex .Suboxone contains a second medication – naloxone – that is added to the formulation to keep people from abusing the medication. Coming from a person who uses the needle I can say from experience that it does NOT send you into WD's if shot up. It will however send you into WD's if you shoot up shortly after doing an opiate. I am by no means telling you to try shooting up just letting you know that it doesn't cause WD's when shot.
I honestly don't know much about the difference between subutex and methadone. I do know both should be relatively safe if the benefits outweigh the risks. They are both pregnancy class "C". I would like to understand better by what you mean DYFS? Is that some sort of governmental agency? Also, are you taking it for pain relief or to help you come off of another med? I took methadone for about 6 months for pain. I became pregnant and my PM doctor told me to wean off of it.
THIS IS A GREAT THREAD! Thanx to people like Gregory and FLA. Suboxone/Subutex is very addictive and be careful. For 40mgs of vicodin I would run from it and get off the vics the good old fashion way and reduce your intake and run from all pills.... remember that clonidine is great for reducing WD's from opiates. For Cakegirl, I would just go RX some clonidine, (2 or 3, 7 day patches), and get the heck off.... and stay with naproxen for pain.
Now that I've had some real experience with it I would advise people to find a doctor who is actually educated about Suboxone/Subutex and addiction before getting on this med long term. And also to really research as much as possible on your own beforehand. This med hasn't really been around long enough to have the kind of information that people really need, so alot of us have side effects that aren't widely known or understood yet.
Hi, I just wanted to give you my experience with Subutex (same as Suboxone, but without the Naloxene which is added to Suboxone to prevent injection abuse) I, like you have been through withdrawal from opiates so many times I Iost count. I initially went in for Subutex last August and it felt like a miracle! The withdrawals were instantly gone, and I felt like I was alive. That was until I puked my guts out the next morning as a side effect! The intial dose of 12mg was a bit high for me.
The medication is Suboxone. The difference between it and Subutex is the naloxone in Suboxone. The naloxone only prevents a Suboxone client from getting high if the tablet is transformed to liquid and injected. If it is desolved under the tongue, the buprenorphine gets through to the receptor site. If a client is dosed properly, they don't get high.
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