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Anyway, I got a new set of issues or one. Suboxone!! I have been on this drug for three years. Dr put me on it when I was prego. I want off of it. Does anyone have any experience with this drug and getting off of it. Every time I try, I fail. I have gotten down to 8mg a day. I hate the taste of it. I hate to put it in my mouth.
My Doc, an addictionologist, put me on suboxone, with a taper schedule that will be over this week. I'll have been on it a total of three weeks. He says that is enough for the oxy and hydro to get out of my system without getting addicted to the subxone.
Because of the ceiling effect of Suboxone, 4mg is equivalent to about 60-80mg of Hydrocodone. Also, any dose of Sub at and below that 4mg threshold is metabolized as a pure agonist opiate. What does all of this mean? It means that the reason you're feeling great is that you went from 45mg a day hydrocodone to 60-80mg a day. You've almost doubled the amount of opiates you were taking every day. Where did you get the Sub?
and just before that i discovered i had a problem as well, i have been trying to get off of them for about 6 mths now by taking suboxone but relapsed alot of times..i am now on mth 2 of only takin the suboxone . i started off with one whole strip and got myself down to a little sliver of the strips, they come in pill form to and it is the equivalent of a quarter of one a day,i have been taking one day off a week but cant do much on those days!
#Pain Killer Equivalent Doses (Oral) 1.2mg.............Buprenorphine (Bupe) 200mg............Codeine (Tylenol 2, 3, 4, etc) 30-60mg.........Diacetylmorphine (Heroin) (orally it = morphine, IV/IM/insuffilated it's 2x as strong) 100mg............Dihydrocodeine 30mg..............Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet, etc) 7.5mg.............Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 37.5µg............Fentanyl (not sure on this one, anyone know the oral dose equivalence for Fentanyl?) 4mg................
Hello all. I'm here to ask for help. Does anyone know of Roberts suboxone taper plan. I have never been a very heavy user of oxy but stool an addict. Started about 1.5 years ago messing around with 5mg percocets and then of course built a tolerance to roughly 60mg per day. I tried to stop cold turkey but just couldn't do it. I started 1mg Suboxone yesterday and felt it was too much ..felt high but not euphoric and had a headache.
keep pushing and posting on here!!! we all know what you are going through!!! i had an 18 pills a day lortab habit... i did my w/d cold turkey b/c i ran out of my prescription too soon. in the past i tried to taper but ended up feeling bad the whole time and not sticking to the taper plan. cold turkey is not fun but at least you will get it over with instead of feeling like hell every time you taper off a pill. go to the store and get some: immodium: for the diarrhea.
Hello, I was taking four Vicodin es for seven years. I have been on suboxone 2 mg for over four years. I have tried to taper off and I have gone cold turkey for three days but I felt terrible and went back to suboxone. I work 70 hours a week and I have a family to support so going to a rehab is out of the question. I would love to get off this stuff and be free of it but I am afraid of going back to pills. How long can you stay on suboxone and what long term harm will it do?
I'm sure you mean well but I don't think that's correct. The equivalent of higher doses of methadone to suboxone then would cause a suboxone overdose using your calculations.If someone were on 150 mg of methadone, you are saying they would need to take almost 19 x 8 mg suboxone! That would be deadly!!!! Suboxone and methadone are just different. I think the 8mg to 30-40 mg is a very close comparison.If a doctor told you that they should lose their license.
To avoid shady treatment clinics, contact a reputable hospital in your area and ask them to suggest a doctor or center. The "Suboxone Directory" on the Suboxone website is filled with a number of questionable offices. I tried almost all the offices on that list in my area, and the majority of them accepted no insurance and cash only...a pretty telltale sign of a less than legitimate practice.
A doctor gave me Suboxone today (8 MG) and I feel AWFUL. I'm nervous, a little sick, weak in the knees, and have a lot of dry mouth. My guess is the doctor gave me a dose that was too high for my situation. It's been 4 hours since I took it and I can't wait to come down. No way I can go through this again, this is terrible. How long till someone comes down? Is 8 MG too much? Any insight would be appreciated because I'm miserable.
If i was back at the point where I was using 100-150 mg of vicodin there is no way I would use suboxone, vicodin is a much weaker opiate than suboxone. You are going to be basically addicting yourself to a stronger opiate and then tapering it off. In my opinion, based off my experience....I would taper the vicodin, or take a week off, ask for some clonodine and a sleep aid and ride out the WDs. Suboxone is an expensive, glorified, "classy" methadone....
Hi there I am scheduled to start Suboxone this Monday for a very extreme Oxy habit. We can please save the talk/comments about using Suboxone at all, I have thought long and hard and spoken at length with my GP, this is the way it is going to be for many reasons I can't begin to explain here. What I am looking for is help from someone who has gone in Suboxone maintenance therapy before.
She is on suboxone to help but has messed up a fewtimes in the last fortnight. AS she goes to a clinic she gets random urines. As he has all takeaways, he is only tested once a month and always knows the same day!!! so he is "safe". He is a really nasty piece of works and will find anything he can on her for custody - spite more than really wanting 100%.
We discussed the fact that it seems the longer you are taking the suboxone, the worse the detox is...... if I could actually ween off the Suboxone in a week to 10 days, my detox program will be over within hopefully 14 days. But even if it takes 21 days, that means that I'll be weening off the meds for over a week, not actually taking it for 21 days before stopping it. Gosh, I hope that makes sense. While it's a little discouraging that my husband has doubts right now..
org/user_journals/show/18499/Conversion-table-other-drugs-equivalent-to-sub So roughly an 8 mg/2mg strip of suboxone would be equal to 200 mg of hydrocodone.
i left rehab and immediately went to a pain clinic and got on suboxone(they called it God in a bottle - this was b4 strips came out). 24mgs daily. This was in june of 2007. It worked well but i never tapered due to chronic pain or fear thereof. Long story short, in january 2013 i institutionalized myself for reasons i would rather not speak of and cold turkied off of the daily 24. spent 4 months on the "inside" and 2 months out without suboxone. i could not function. misery.
Hi everyone I’m new here but have concerns about Suboxone. So I’ve been taking 270mg of Codeine throughout the day, every day for the last 7 years. I have never gone over that amount but sometimes I have less, it depends how I feel that day. I work full time and my family knows but it’s never been an issue as it doesn’t stop me from getting on with my life or negatively affect my behavior.
I had been on Suboxone for one years & was cut off cold turkey. Suboxone is truely the devils drug. yes it does help to do away with other narc.However the down side is ( to me ) the WDs are much worse than the pain pills. Today is day number 6 off suboxone for me & its hell.The lack of energy,body aches,mood swings runny nose. No motivation what so ever, However I created this monster in me.
I was prescribed suboxone (actually a generic called zubsolv) sept 27 for opioid dependence (vicodin and or percocet) i waited the next day after prescribed had not had any opioids and started taking 1 8mg tab twice a day. First day felt great except for some anxiety i thought could be stress induced with everything going on or withdrawals from vics.
How has Suboxone been for all my viral brothers and sisters out there? I am at week eight at 16mg a day that is working very well. I am working hard, saving money and staying out of harms way.
The difference with suboxone and subutex is suboxone has naloxone in it. It's only there to make one sick if they try to inject the subs. So unless you're an IV drug user you're better off with subutex. :) Subutex is also available as a generic so you'll pay a fraction of the cost of a very expensive medication. Subs cost a lot. I've worked with sub users for a long time. My experience is that about 15% of suboxone users are adversely affected by the naloxone in the suboxone.
After many months I have decided that I wanted to try Suboxone. I know a few people who have had success with it and I have seen that tapering or stopping on my own wasn't going to happen any time soon. I normally would take 80-120 mg's of oxycodone. Between a mix of percocets and/or crushed up 40mg oxycontin. Usually in 15-20mg doses. I've tried to taper and once even stopped totally last year. Unfortunately I thought I owuld be able to stay off but didn't.
To All Thinking Of Going on long Term Suboxone, Do Not Do It!!!! - I was a heavy opiate user for eight years and then my Dr. told me about this new "amazing" drug Suboxone to finally kick my opiate use - this was the beginning of my hell. I should of turned my car back around when the Sub doctor wanted $250 in cash each visit (monthly) and that did not include the script.
Now I’m wondering… should I skip doing the Norco taper and just switch to Suboxone and taper off that? I’ve heard Suboxone is really potent and can cause some pretty major withdrawal symptoms after you stop taking it. Any thoughts on which is an “easier” or “better” taper? Or if you were in my position, is there one you’d prefer over the other? Or is there a chance I’ll need the Suboxone after I’ve totally get off the Norco?
I'm starting this thread to begin tracking my road to recovery using suboxone. I'm entering some of the most crucial stages and will be "jumping" soon. There are so many horror stories, I'm hoping I'll have one that's more encouraging to tell. Currently I am taking .25mgs per day (.125 twice daily). *Notice decimal in front of 25* Recent progress info: I had been on .25 for around 3 weeks - long enough to gain stability, but I did have a small set back.
question: if 1 mg of suboxone is equal to 20-30 mgs of hydrocodone would that be the same for oxycontin would 1 mg of sub be equal to 20-30 mgs oxy then?
org/user_journals/show/18499/Conversion-table-other-drugs-equivalent-to-sub As you can see, 30 mg of hydro is equivalent to just 1.2 mg of bupe. So if you are now being prescribed, monitored and expected to take 16 mg of subs/bupe a day that would be equivalent to approximately 480 mg of hydro!!!!! At only an 8 mg dose....that's still approximately 240 mg of hydro! From what I read of your addiction journey above, you were burning thru 120 (10 mg)'s in two weeks.
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