Difference between suboxone and subutex

Common Questions and Answers about Difference between suboxone and subutex


441267 tn?1211690601 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...
484378 tn?1209909492 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Me personally Ive been on both suboxone and subutex at different times of course.I hated the suboxone felt jittery and real anxiouty all the time. Went to rehab couple years back and was tapered down from 30s(any opiate really) with subutex and really liked it. I nodded out for the first coupe days then they started giving me less and less and that slowly started to stop. I had little side effects/withdrawal symptoms doing this. Just more mental than physical.
212348 tn?1199668246 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.
1267209 tn?1270754233 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn If you're doctor isn't going to help you then leave it at that and keep getting them and start yourself on a taper plan asap. The only issue with that is that it would be kind of nice to have a doctors guidance to help you through the taper. I know sub docs are hard to come by. We can't give tapering advice either. It would be a lot easier for you to taper than your doctor just being a sh*t and cutting you off so he can just find someone else to make money off of.
Avatar m tn and i would take the Subutex evrytime over the suboxone. See if you can get it from your doctor and then you'll see.
Avatar f tn 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!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
224049 tn?1204594715 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.
Avatar m tn The only difference between Subutex and Suboxone is that Suboxone has naloxone in it which sole purpose is to prevent abuse. http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar m tn 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 .
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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...
401095 tn?1351395370 [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.
Avatar m tn 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....
Avatar m tn 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.
464957 tn?1207010936 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
1468549 tn?1286754387 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.