Suboxone long term effects

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Terrible long term side effects,mental and phycical. My Dr.is convinced there is no long term effects , he is wrong and has no clue. Has there been any new information on stoping suboxone use. It is taking a toll on my mental and pysical heath??? pcacake.
i wish i knew what to tell you as far as a time line goes. my boyfriend just started taking suboxone for his long term heroin, oxy & vic abuse. i was kind of hoping that him going on subs wasn't trading one addiction for another but that's what it sounds like from what i have been reading.
im not srue what all the long term effects are, but I have been on suboxone for seven months now and I ahve been on the amximum dose of 32 mgs. I am now starting tot aper fdown, first to 24 mgs then to 16, then slower and slower. It takes a while to get off suboxone.
I know only a handful of people who have been on suboxone and are now off and dont know anyone who has been off for a long time -- like years post sub, but I worry that more and more people are going to find out the hard way the long term effects of long term sub use. Just my two cents. Love to all.
But the problem is that, after three months or so, they have terrible difficulties quitting Suboxone because of its sheer strength in binding to opiate receptors, its long half-life, and the fact that it’s a partial-agonist binding to receptors built for full agonists. most people, including physicians, do not comprehend the strength and effects of buprenorphine.
I have googled it but the answers are not there for how long do you stay on this drug? Is it new to where they dont know the long term effects of it? She had a baby born addicted to this drug. The baby was put on Methadone to get her off the Suboxone. Thanks for any info. that you can give me.
If you have been a long time user of opiates, quiting cold turkey without the use of methadone or suboxone is frankly dangerous and can be life threatening. You will also likely relapse. The neurotransmitters in your brain may not even be able to function on their own either. Methadone or suboxone, for individuals that have serious long term addictions to opiods, may be your ONLY chance at sobriety.
The good news is that these kinds of symptoms don't last forever. Pain docs have started using suboxone for long-term pain management when it was only studied and approved for short-term, 21-day use as a detox aid. Prescribing it for pain management is an off-label use, but entirely legal. The docs love it because they think it can't be abused, which is not entirely true.
it is not considered a replacement drug... but is addictive if he is on it too long, has he made the decision to do short term detox or long term maintenance? these are things he should be thinking about before he gets to his appointment. he will not experience any high, he should feel quite normal after his initial first dose and should feel comfortable, no cravings and no withdrawals are the 2 main factors in taking suboxone, he should have none of either.
I see alot of people talk about the side effects of suboxone. Withdrawal from suboxone and expense. I want new people to know there are ways to get clean without using another drug that you will have to withdraw from. I've seen people here with hefty habits get clean without sub. So beware of the easier softer way. Its not always what you think it might be. I don't want to hurt anyones feelings that are on sub. It's just I've been seeing so many of you with problems from it.
Some, actually only very few people should be on this medicine long term ( a few weeks max) for really long term addictions. It is not intended to be on more than that amount of time though. And it is a med that is supposed to be given only every 12 hours. Hope the info helps.
Methadone as a full agonist will still invite cravings, just not as often due to its long half life. This is where suboxone differs, used properly there is no high as its partial agonist feature and its affinity for the mu receptor is quite low, however it binds to all receptors very tightly which prevents other opiates from working in combination whether its suboxone or subutex...the naloxone in the suboxone is simply to deter IV use..
Then two years later I had to have another one and thats ll it took I was hooked. Anyways to make a long story (and trust me its long) short I decided on December 3rd 2009 that enough was enough and I voluntarily checked myself into a detox facility. I am a loving husband of almost 10 years and a devoted father to two beautiful boys and knew that I had to stop. I was started on Suboxone 8mg. i had been tapering my doses myself and was down to 1/2 pill a day.
There are doctors that will put people on sub long term .My personal opinion is it just swapping ones drug of choice out for a new one .Is he getting any recovery care .The other possibility is what he is snorting is not sub but his DOC have you seen the pills could you describe them.
No prob. There's no such thing as a 3mg pill. Suboxone is kind of a tricky subject... I agree that long term sub can be detrimental rather than helpful, but not because people can still find a way to use. The only way anyone can stay clean is if they are mentally ready to do the work it takes. There is no pill on the planet that will "keep people clean" or "fix" anyone... and there's no such thing as a "miracle drug".
Hi Kova, Yes, one of the long term members on this site is very knowledgeable on this stuff and helped me to write a schedule to taper off my Oxy in 2 weeks --- I cut from 140 mg/day to 70 then got 20 8mg tabs of Sub from another addict. Then this 'helper' made me a 21 day schedule to taper off the Sub. We emailed every day giving me encouragement, answers, and when I needed it - kicked my butt. I would never let her down by relapsing ---- she invested much time in my recovery.
I was on it for almost 3 yrs and had an extremely difficult time coming off of it. Easy to stay clean on it long term, close to impossible to come off of it long term. Just do your research and decide what is right for you. Good luck!
i also agree it savedmy life and alone the noone talks about the suboxone not having the bad effects on the liver as tylenol or other drugs do suboxone is exited out the same way as waste if you know what i mean so iam so glaD for the opportunity to have been one to discover the good side even though i know some time i will have to come off these but when i do i will also have changed my thinking process as i have already begun to do so i think i will be able to fight even harder thanks again an
You take Suboxone by placing a dissolving Tablet under your tongue. It is meant to be prescribed for long or short term opitate dependancy treatment. Some patients have been on it for years. Suboxone takes away the cravings of wanting to take some kind of a pain narcotic. It releives anxiety associated with cravings. It does have some side effects also. P.S. my info is based on my exeprience with the drug. I am not a health care professional or a Doctor or a pharmacist.
As I further research it, the drug seems to be a very long term solution to opiate addiction. The makers claim it supresses the w/d's, reduces cravings and blocks the effects of other opiods. It also seems to postpone the inevitable. Seems like it could help some addicts, but where does it end?
Yeah, for some people there are some unfortunate side-effects associated w/Suboxone. Would it be possible to re-evaluate his dose? I'd say that depending on his behavior - (whether he is still seeking drugs - whether he leaves dirty urines - whether he still hangs out w/ drug buddies) - he should start a taper within the next six months if his ultimate goal is to be clean and he's having these symptoms. Talk to his Sub. Dr. w/ him.
If your long term goal is to be free of all opiates - suboxone may be a good tool to get you there. At least more so than the methadone. My doc was also heroin, and I finally went on the sub in april 07 - stayed away from dope since then. But I have to tell you, sub also has MANY bad attributes. I dunno if I'd say it's easier to kick either. I've been tapering for MONTHS and it's been a real monkey. There's also a stigma with taking the sub, alot of people don't consider that clean.
Short term is definitely the way to go with suboxone and Ive heard many positive things from short term (for detox only) suboxone users. The least amount for the least amount of time to avoid getting hooked on suboxone.
Also lets not forget the Honest factual stats of suboxone! LONG TERM SUBOXONE USERS THAT FOLLOW THE PROGRAM CORRECTLY HAVE A 78% SUCCESS RATE AT GETTING AND STAYING CLEAN! THIS IS A TRUE FACT AND SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED!
Although people can react differently to a medication and it's side effects, some aspects of suboxone usage/side effects are pretty uniform. Making the decision to start suboxone/subutex and setting up a plan is very serious and people should not take it lightly. Suboxone can be a great tool to help people in their recovery, but it is not a cure all and comes with risks and side effects that people should be informed of before they start treatment.
It's time to stop. Someone gave 5 - 8mg suboxone tabs to help with withdrawls so I dont plan on taking them that long, she told me to take 1 8mg tab twice a day for the first day on then cut them in half for day 2 and 3. Does this sound like a reasonable length of time?
im not condoling using short term suboxone as the answer, but i had a friend that did it and it worked great for him, good luck
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