Buprenorphine narcotic

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Avatar n tn Ultram bonds with different receptors than narcotic type drugs. The whole idea of using one drug to detox off another is based on the concept of cross addiction. Ultram and hydros are not cross addicting. Neither are buprenorphine and hydros. Ultram is cheaper and a lot easier to get. The obvious risk is becoming dependent on the substitute drug.
Avatar m tn I have a relative who's suffered badly for years and tried every clinic and therapy and medication and nothing helped till now. He's lately been prescribed this buprenorphine and he swears it's just about given him his life back. My question is it a narcotic, therefore addictive. Does it have the nasty side effects of oxy or other pain meds. This site has been a great resource and hope someone can tell me what this stuff is like?
Avatar n tn I am currently on suboxone (buprenorphine), 8mgs, 2mgs, 1 pill daily. The dose consists of 8mgs of buprenorphine and 2mgs naxolene. I can probably shed some light on this medication as I have been taking it for 4 months now. I can also testify to the difference of the maintenance aspect between methadone and suboxone. I was previously on methadone maintenance for a total of 4+ years for the treatment of addiction to prescription pain medication, opiate based.
Avatar m tn Hi I am off the Buprenorphine patch. Took a few days to get out of my system. My mood has improved a lot. Still depressed, but thankfully not to the extend I was when on the patch. Feel almost human now. Still want to get off the Oxycontin but am a bit confused. Don't feel it is time to come off the Oxycontin. In a lot of pain. Since I came off the Buprenorphine patch, and since I started to reduce the Oxycontin the pain in my knee has escalated.
Avatar m tn My cat only got meloxicam for pain.It is an antiinflammatory not a narcotic like buprenorphine. Don't you have any ibuprofen or tylenol or aleve or even aspirin in the house? Even a cold med might help your migraine because they often contain tylenol or ibuprofen.
1506051 tn?1317735417 I tried many different ways to get off heroin rehab/straight cold turkey detox etc but eventually got put on a buprenorphine Maintainance program by my doctor and local drug team so that I could sort my life out first. This worked for me to get off the heroin. I managed to move to a new city and put my self through university. I graduated this year and I am planning to get married to my fiancée next year. But, I am still taking the buprenorphine.
Avatar f tn Cimetidine, furazolidone, MAO inhibitors (eg, phenelzine ), phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of side effects such as severe drowsiness, slow or difficult breathing, confusion, and seizures may be increased Buprenorphine, butorphanol, nalbuphine, naltrexone, or pentazocine because the effectiveness of Oxycodone may be decreased This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur.
Avatar n tn I was refered to a man that knows a great deal about how this medicine and how it works and I was flat floored when he told me how it works. It basically acts as a narcotic and anti narcotic. It attches to both receptors, so when you detox your body is sending all kinds of mixed messages to itself which causes these symptoms. In many ways its worse then narcotics. I have committed myself to toughing it out with no help, mind over matter and its starting to work.
Avatar f tn Hi martint1955, First, I want to welcome you to the PM (Pain Management) Forum and let you know that we are glad you found this Forum. We are all CP (Chronic Pain) Patients that help each other with our own expertise and experiences that we have developed through our own CP Issues. I'm sorry that you are having trouble finding a Doctor to prescribe what you think you need for your pain. From everything that I've read on the patch it is the very same medication that Suboxone is.
Avatar n tn that I have been on buprenorphine. So far it has been a god send for me.
Avatar f tn I've contemplated taking clonopin or vicodin to help the withdrawel which is insane since I've been clean and sober for 4 1/2 years. HAS ANYONE GOTTEN OFF OF BUPRENORPHINE SUCCESSFULLY?
Avatar n tn am currently on suboxone (buprenorphine), 8mgs, 2mgs, 1 pill daily. The dose consists of 8mgs of buprenorphine and 2mgs naxolene. I can probably shed some light on this medication as I have been taking it for 4 months now. I can also testify to the difference of the maintenance aspect between methadone and suboxone. I was previously on methadone maintenance for a total of 4+ years for the treatment of addiction to prescription pain medication, opiate based.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor: Is it possible to switch from methadone 60mgm.'s to buprenorphine eight mgm's? When will our family physician be able to prescribe buprenorphine for maintenace or detox purposes? Does methadone or other opiates have to be out of our systems to switch to buprenorphine for maintenace or detox purposes? How long does bup. stay in our body for maintenace reasons? Would you take you dose daily or q 72 hours?Thank you for your reply. Dan...
Avatar n tn they seriously test my sanity, extreme fatigue, dizziness, and a slew of other symptoms - is robbing me of my life, however I am beginning to feel that this pain medication (that I have always taken exactly as prescribed and have never abused) is causing me much more deficit than benefit at this juncture. After trying every non narcotic medication out there for pain, I was referred to pain specialist.
Avatar n tn my god i have been clean of vicodin and percocet for 11 days.after an 18 month everyday 8 pill habit to wake up with out that narcotic hangover is like being on the pink cloud !!!!! . . . .it is highly recommended to exercise and definitly try NA, and maybe something like paxil because we all know we have screwed up our bodys. . . .
356518 tn?1322267242 This is outragous! I thought it would be crucial information for us to know though. It is really terrible what happened to this person. I do not want this to happen to any of you here so please keep this in mind. There needs to be a law requiring labeling stating that all prescribed narcotic prescriptions must be kept in their original prescribed bottles at all times!
986593 tn?1283535811 I would first try all other means of detox, whether it be by tapering or going CT, before you go the suboxone/subutex route (buprenorphine). I do think that suboxone can help alot of people, but its still an opiate that you will become dependent upon to not feel the w/d's. Over my many years of addiction, mainly to oxycontin/methadone, when it came time for me to quit suboxone it was harder than detoxes I experienced with short acting opiates like norco, percocet, diluadid, etc.
Avatar n tn It is still expensive - but prior to being introduced to Buprenorphine -I was on 2 -80mg Oxycontin daily and I had developed a tolerance even at that high a dose so I was looking for something that did not have that problem. Bup doesn't. Buprenorphine has given me my life back after years of being on narcotic pain pills that required higher and higher dosages the longer I was on them.
877402 tn?1241572671 Methadone is the most effective known treatment for narcotic addiction. Buprenorphine (Suboxone or Subutex) are the newest medicines for detox from prescription drug addiction. Both activate opioid receptors, reducing drug craving and preventing withdrawal. Subutex is given during the first few days of treatment, while Suboxone is used during the maintenance phase of treatment. Like methadone, Suboxone can then be gradually weaned and stopped, eliminating physical dependence on opioids.
Avatar m tn So my question is, I know buprenorphine is used to help get people off other opioids, can I get buprenorphine to get off Tramadol which is a synthetic opioid? If not buprenorphine, is there anything else that exists that keep withdrawls in check while coming off of Tramadol?
Avatar f tn God help me I have taken off next week from work with a possibility for a second week if needed -used an excuse about family -and I'm getting off everything narcotic -have dr appr tues with a family practitioner who helped me get off 150mg methadone cold turkey 5 years ago at home- with the use of catapres , lomotil and paxil, buspar, klonopin and restoril -can it be done?
Avatar n tn I also take buprenorphine. There is a huge information void concerning this drug. What are high and low doses? What are the long term effects of usage? Will using buprenorphine become less costly once it is more available? How addicting is this drug? Can it be used alternately with other narcotic medications? No answers, only questions. And that is never good.
Avatar n tn i was given different types of narcotic pain killers in the hospital, and it did not seem to matter then. now i am home with a prescription filled for percocet and vikadin, (doesn't matter which i take) and have been taking 2 pills at night when the pain really gets bad. this has only been since april 11th, and i just went off the pain killer this morning, april 30th. i did not think i was going to suffer such side effects after using this drug not even 1 month!
199177 tn?1490502134 Buprenorphine was first marketed in the United States in 1985 as a schedule V narcotic analgesic. Until recently, the only available buprenorphine product in the United States has been a low-dose (0.3 mg/ml) injectable formulation under the brand name, Buprenex®. Diversion, trafficking and abuse of other buprenorphine products have occurred in Europe and other areas of the world.
1804359 tn?1316082510 They give the stuff out like candy here in Utah it is a very high state literally. Utah has more narcotic robbery and patients than any other state. I couldhave a bright future ahead of me and my 2 kids if I just would stop for good.
Avatar n tn Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. Buprenorphine is similar to other opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin however, it produces less euphoric ("high") effects and therefore may be easier to stop taking. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids such as morphine, codeine, and heroin.
401095 tn?1351395370 Diversion Buprenorphine is a synthetic opiate and produces the euphoric effects sought by opiate abusers; 0.3 mg of sub is equal to 10 mg of morphine therefore, it is susceptible to abuse in both of the forms approved for treating opiate addiction. Subutex, the form that does not contain naloxone, is more vulnerable to abuse because it can be crushed and injected or snorted without causing withdrawal symptoms in the abuser.
Avatar f tn Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.Suboxone is used to treat narcotic (opiate) addiction.Suboxone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.Using this medicine improperly will increase your risk of serious side effects or death.. I don't have personnel experience but there are risk factors for those who use it..
Avatar f tn Since I became pregnant, the suboxen makes me very ill. My husband is on pain management, and so there is always some sort of narcotic around here. I am type 1 diabetic, so when I withdrawl, it sends me into ketoacidosis. I am 12 weeks pregnant, and I am really concerned about my baby.
Avatar m tn Buprenorphine is used to treat dependence/addiction to narcotics (opiates). Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called mixed narcotic agonist-antagonists. It helps prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping other opiate-type narcotics." Buprenorphine is the generic name and some of the brand names are Subutex, Temgesic, or Suboxone. From my understanding and the literate I read, it was initially developed to treat opiate addiction. Some physicians are now using it to treat pain.