Suboxone overdose

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Avatar_n_tn the only difference with suboxone and subutex is that suboxone has a added ingredient that makes for a less potential of abuse, and overdose. suboxone is safer and a better choice i believe.
Avatar_f_tn Before I address that though, I wanted to also address the damage you are doing to your liver because of the amount of acetaminophen you ingest by taking both percocets and Coricidin. Just Something to think about. Now let me tel you about Suboxone. Suboxone is the brand name for a medication consisting of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a thebaine derivative with powerful analgesia approximately 20-40x more potent than morphine.
Avatar_n_tn Is the drug Suboxone used only for Cold Turkey or is is used in conjuntion with tapering off gradually? Anyone?
Avatar_n_tn my son started suboxone treatment yesterday... he was quiet at first... it made him feel better than he did while going through withdrawal..... but today he is aggitated, aggravated, and edgy.... he wants a pill really bad..... is this normal??? Does he need a larger dose of suboxone.... ??? Can he up his own dose safely???
Avatar_f_tn My partner is due to go on suboxone this afternoon after speakin to his key worker this morning can any 1 help out an tell me pro's an cons ect. Is it safe or is it just a subsitute for herion??????
Avatar_m_tn I take suboxone. I am close to relapse and my doctor will not help. I am going to a new doc Monday morning. Will my insurance continue to pay for my meds if I switch doctors?
Avatar_n_tn I do want to caution you and him that Suboxone in also an opiate. Let me tell you about it. Suboxone is the brand name for a medication consisting of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a thebaine derivative with powerful analgesia approximately 20-40x more potent than morphine.
341953_tn?1209485491 Important information about Suboxone Suboxone can cause death from overdose, especially if it is injected with a tranquilizer. Use Suboxone exactly as directed by your doctor. Suboxone can cause drug dependence. This means that withdrawal symptoms may occur if you stop using Suboxone too quickly. Withdrawal symptoms may also occur at the start of treatment due to dependence on another drug. Suboxone is not for occasional ("as needed") use.
Avatar_n_tn I am 25 years old and for the passed 4 years i have been on Suboxone. Prior to that was 3 years of heroin/opiate addiction. I thought i would be on suboxone forever because of a habit i stumbled upon as a teenager. First off, i can say suboxone saved my life. The reason i believe its good is because it offers a chance at developing a managable lifestyle. Once you gain those skills, however, suboxone starts to suggest its own disuse in your mind.
Avatar_n_tn Hi again, I am on my 12th day of suboxone, following a two year addiction of hydrocodone. It has really helped, and I go to the doctor tomorrow to follow up. I have dropped by choice to taking only one fourth a pill twice a day. He gave me 2mg pills, so I'm not taking alot, but I sure am doing well on not alot. I find now, that I am doing more things with my kids, and I am doing much more around the house. My head is clear for the first time in years, and I am hopelessly In Love!
Avatar_f_tn I'll tell you---a few years from now you will be back here asking how to get off of the Suboxone. Suboxone is not for everyone but can be a great tool to help you get your life together, IF used properly. So, do your homework---don't just jump in. Let us know how you are doing.
Avatar_f_tn So my questions are can you use the kratom with the suboxone and can I still take the vitamins with the suboxone. I know i can't use the xanax with the suboxone but I am so desperate. I think my marriage is going down the tubes because of this. My husband has this horrible addicton too but he can't handle worrying about the both of us. I just stopped my paxil a few weeks bqack because it was having adverse effects on me.I dont want to try another anti-depressent untill i stop the oc's.
Avatar_f_tn Patients with a clinical need for analgesia should not be transferred to a SUBOXONE regimen. SUBOXONE is not indicated for pain management. Why aren't these websites telling the TRUTH!! Momscares This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/719970'>What kind of pain does Suboxone help?</a>.
Avatar_m_tn Started Suboxone. WWill post to indicate "progress".
401095_tn?1351395370 Suboxone is a powerful narcotic..folks are not informed when they exchange their drug of choice for this addicting drug...aftercare is so important...
Avatar_f_tn I'm going to start keeping a journal soon about my journey from fentanyl to suboxone to being clean. So others can know exactly what I did to get off fentanyl. I will also make a post and tag fentanyl in it. My goals is to help as many people as possible. Kind of a pay it forward since I had a few people do so much to help me.
Avatar_f_tn Does that mean you're taking four of these a day or 25...I can't really tell from your post. Also, how many did you take that induced the "overdose"? Have you been at the same amount the whole time or has the usage gone up? I will try to help, as will countless others here. Hang in here with us!
696149_tn?1314324559 Few differences in the adverse event profile were noted among SUBOXONE sublingual film, SUBOXONE (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets, SUBUTEX (buprenorphine) sublingual tablets and a buprenorphine ethanolic sublingual solution. The most common adverse event ( > 1%) associated with the sublingual administration of the SUBOXONE sublingual film was oral hypoesthesia.
144586_tn?1284669764 Approval has been granted to sell nalaxone without a prescription in drug stores. This drug is a heroin and opiate agonist. It will reverse an overdose. In the injectable form the dose that is sold is both outrageously priced and only a small dose. Two local pharmacies wanted sixty dollars U.S. for the so-called "emergency kit!" This is twenty times what hospitals pay. Furthermore the pharmacist provided incorrect instructions for use.
Avatar_m_tn You are not goin to get high they have a ceiling effect, so if you take one you may feel a little pep for a min or two and if you take 20 more you will never get any more buzzed then the first one, and if you overdose it is not goin to be pretty and you very well could overdose and i really don't think you want that.kitty.
351846_tn?1273619144 I'm in the same situation as you. I can't remember off hand how long I've been prescribed suboxone but I know it's been at least 3 years. I've never heard anyone else express a fear of having to take this medication for the rest of my life. I've tried to taper down once & it was BAD! It seems the longer you are on it, the harder it is to get off it. Is that correct? I'm sorry to hear you are having similar issues. I feel your pain & wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Avatar_m_tn The person is TAKING Suboxone because they couldn't stop opiates-- so why would they expect to be able to stop Suboxone? But more and more the real question to the 'stopping' issue is, why would you want to stop it? Just my opinion, but the quest for 'total cleanliness' is a mistake for many people; I know of at least one opiate addict who died of an overdose in his quest to 'be clean', when a few months earlier he was employed, free of cravings, and as happy as he had been in decades...
696149_tn?1314324559 OK, so anyway Vicodin (in the short term) seems to work for me. I did some research about Suboxone and talked with my doctor and he put me on 4mg a day....one in the morning and one at night. Well I took the first dose on the first day, later since I didn't get it until about 5PM and then didn't feel so hot. I sort of got a tightness in my chest and feeling a little anxious. Well I took the 2nd dose at 12AM and I felt REALLY bad.....it's 6:22AM right now and I still feel bad.
1427492_tn?1285307693 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!
1668453_tn?1303425633 My husband just began using Suboxone Thursday the 14th. His dose is 8mg once daily. He took his first dose at 4pm. Bad idea. He looked so high, I couldn't even bear to look at him. He was sweating profusely, running around the house like the energizer bunny and cleaning up everything. He couldn't sleep hardly at all that night and ended up leaving at 330am to go work out at the gym. His history: according to what he tells me, he was taking up to 7 Lortab's a day.
1236006_tn?1267894569 Recently I have had folks addicted to suboxone ask me for help. I visited some recovery facilities in Texas and Oklahoma and found lots of confusion and conflict. Detox facilities said that they were using the durg for opiate addiction detox. "Licensed" doctors said that they required a "contract" with the paitient to control the use of the drug. One doctor said he will no longer prescribe suboxone due to paiient abuse.
Avatar_m_tn I have been taking Suboxone for 3 years, I tapered down to 2 mg a day from 24 mg a day. I want to quit. I took 40 10 mg norco's from 80 mg to 30 mg to maybe kick the suboxone off the receptors. I am on day 6 with no sleep and RLS. Do I really have to do two months of this to get clear? I do not think I am strong enough for that. Should I go back on suboxone and taper down a lot lower.? Thanks, I am in misery. Ben.