Mixing suboxone and vicodin

Common Questions and Answers about Mixing suboxone and vicodin


Avatar n tn I have always heard this was a dangerous mix do you think I am in danger since I have been mixing them for 6 months. I want off methadone. I was given it for chronic pain and from what I have learned about this drug it is from the Devil himself.
1077186 tn?1261168537 I don't know and your doctor may not either. Before mixing AD's, get another opinion. Numbness: Your blood vessels may be in spasm but why? Diabetic? Get the lab work he suggested. Tapering on your own: You can do this but be sure you know what you're doing. Do it slowly... A year seems too long to me but I'm not an expert. If you're getting aftercare and feeling like you can taper then you should! Good to hear from you! Keep in touch!
Avatar m tn They really didnt even get me high as I took more and more to try. Right now I have 8 7.5 750 vicodin left and I woke up this morning wanting to pop 4 or 5 at one time REALLY BAD! but thought "what about x=mas" I really need to at least take control even if it is for these 8 pills to last. Yes I am trying to make them last to get to the 28th when my best hook-up gets his meds re-filled which is 15mg oxycodone immediete rlease pills. I get 90-100 of them off him for $2.
Avatar n tn I've been taking 30 Vicodin HPs a week for a year now, but I am still suffering and I am finding it difficult to concentrate after taking Vicodin. I want to stop taking Vicodin before I become more dependant on it than I already am. My Dr. has suggested switching to Ultram in the past. Some pharmacist say that Ultram is addictive while others say it is not. Before I switch to another medication I would like to know what I am getting myself into. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
171940 tn?1203630944 If the drug of choice to begin with is Vicodin, and the dosage is increased over several months, and it no longer works, physicians know that it is normal protocol to switch medications to a stronger drug. At this time the protocol would be to try a low dosage of perhaps Percocet, or oxycodone. Physicians know that this will probably kill the pain but after three to six months the dosage will need to be increased. Hence this cycle continues until one is needing demeral or morphine shots.
Avatar f tn Something isn't right, but she shouldn't stick around trying to figure out what it is. He has to be mixing heavy drugs or something and if she confronts him while he's high he may crack (sounds like he's prertty close to cracking completely as it is). Like sara said, someone else needs to be involved in this and she needs to get out for her own safety. I don't believe for a second that he took something OTC that mixed with the Sub and made him act that way.
303824 tn?1294875001 What is SUBOXONE and how it works SUBOXONE is a medicine used to treat opioid dependence in the privacy of a physician's office. Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in SUBOXONE. It has unique characteristics that may help reduce cravings and suppress withdrawal symptoms in order to reduce illicit opioid use and support staying in treatment. The way different opioids work can be explained using a lock and key example. Receptors are like a lock to a door.
Avatar m tn I'm 24 years old, and I had been taking Vicodin for 2 years for back issues and migraines. In the summer of 2009 I began using opiates heavily. I had several friends who were pharmacists, and pharm. techs. I started shooting up morphine when I could get it, taking norco, taking morphine tablets, etc. in September of 2009 I found a guy who was selling Vicodin 5/500 tablets for $4 a pill. I was spending every dime I had to buy them. On top of that I was getting 60 a month from two Doctors.
Avatar f tn Hi, when I first found out I was pregnant I was 4 weeks (according to my lmp) then I stopped taking my medication (oxycontin and vicodin). I was ok for a month exactly then couldn't take the pain. From then on I continued to use never mixing the two....I would medicated once a day at most 40 mg of whichever medication I used up until 13 weeks. Then week 13-16 used suboxone 2mg once a week, then stopped all together.
306455 tn?1288865671 I work at a Methadone Clinic where we also use Suboxone and Subutex depending on the person, their dependency and other things. Suboxone and Subutex are used by clinics and Detox units to get through opiate W/Ds. There are now addiction licensed doctors pushing using Suboxone and Subutex for pain control. In some places they already do. It is all about money with some doctors and like Methadone as long as you have cash to pay they will give you your fix.
Avatar n tn there is power in prayer......go to JESUS!!!!!! there is nothing he cant do.......TRUST ME.
Avatar f tn WOW, is it really true that the maximum half life of Suboxone is 74 hours, and for Vicodin it's only 3.8 hours??? And will someone please explain to me how exactly a "partial agonist" is possible? How can they possibly control the medication only binding to part of a receptor? If you're an addict, wouldn't that receptor autimatically fill itself with what you are supplying to it? I'm sorry, I'm just really fed up with this stuff.
Avatar n tn I am also concerned about the Furosemide and Mixing it with the excessive amounts Vicodin and the health risks. I know that the success rate of stopping the addiction is very low especially with out help. The other thing is that his stressers or triggers have not changed. I do not know if I should tell his business partner who has no idea of the risks he may be in. We had kept it a secret. No one has any idea he could have this problem. I am very concerned and scared for him.
Avatar f tn The only thing I can say is that I THINK methadone and suboxone are kinda the same thing and I have taken the suboxone. I took a low dose of suboxone the first day and was fine, acctually, better than fine! But the next day I took it again and it made me SICK SICK SICK!!!!!! after experimenting with it for a few days i figured out I was taking too high of a dose, I lowered my dose and was fine!! Maybe the same will help for you!
Avatar f tn I cannot go more than a few hours, without begining to withdraw. And Suboxone withdrawl is much much much worse than a regular opiate withdraw. And a Suboxone withdrawl last anywhere from 2-6 months, where as pain killer and heroin withdrawl last for 3-5 days typically. If I would have known that the doctors where exchanging one opiate for another, stronger opiate, I definitely would have reconsidered my treatment options.
553001 tn?1218815368 He seem to have alot of will power and self control. I was taking and mixing more than you, I am hurting a little today, but it is livable. The problem is getting it off of my mind.
Avatar f tn However if you think all you have to do is take Suboxone and all is right in your world, IMHO you are sadly mistaken and will pay the price at some point down the road..... Please do not misunderstand, I think when all other drug addiction resources have been exhausted and you have done a lot of research AND you have an intensive drug addiction treatment plan in place, Suboxone can assist some people in their journey to recover.....
Avatar n tn Man, I didn't really realize what I REALLY said. You pointed it out quite clearly- thank you. I don't want to quit for myself. I know how stupid that sounds, I don't want to continue destroying myself, but damnit- I enjoy the vicodin. I think that most of us enjoy our "poison", and I don't think that lying to myself and trying to convince myself that I don't enjoy being on Vicodin will help me prevail.
Avatar n tn hello will best thing i can think of is to lower your dose little by little until you are off of it completely
Avatar n tn I've been taking suboxone and have run out. I have a bad toothache and have some vicodine, would that be effective until I get this tooth worked on. I will have my suboxone on Monday again.
Avatar f tn The Naloxone in Suboxone is there only to prevent abuse of the drug, and nothing else. If the suboxone is dissolved and injected, then the naloxone comes into action, because it has a higher affinity to opiate receptors than the Buprenorphine when taken this way. It will "kick off" all opiates including the Buprenorphine and cause immediate precipitated withdrawals. Your son has nothing to worry about, except your wrath for doing something stupid.
Avatar m tn Tried suboxome which I found out was 50 times stronger than vicodin (and people wonder why they can't quit that???). I am now a big believer in the Amino Acid therapy and Dr. Gant as well as the Thomas recipe (I combine both). I work in a creative field and can't seem to take enough time off to completely quit. So, after a year of vitamins and minerals and stopping for maybe 5 days at a time (I relapse due to a need to work without the discomfort, pleasure, and back pain).
Avatar f tn I did meetings and had a sponser. About 2 yrs ago I decided to take a vicodin that someone offered me and that was the end of my happiness. I became addicted fast and my tolerance went up fast. Within one month I was takingabout ten ex vics at a time and about 20 to thirty a day. Anyway I kicked the opiates with suboxone. My problem now is I'm addicted to adderall. I take about 15 20mg a day. When I don't have them I can't move or get off the couch and severly depressed.
621290 tn?1226723861 this is day 6 or 7 on the sub, 16mg also, and i have pounding killer headaches, but take heed and listen to these fine people here as they have suggested that 16 mg is way toooooooooo much sub to be taken, i've cut back to 6mg at 10pm & another 4 or 6mg at 10-11am, still have the headaches and the nausia, but i'm gonna cut back more of the sub, i'm just getting over a hydro addiction, and now i certainly dont need a subox addiction !!!
Avatar n tn Apparantly, ultram attaches to the same opiate receptors as vicodin, et al and your brain thinks it is is on them again. However, to my dismay, my withdrawals were back in a HUGE way when I stopped. I don't know if the vicodin withdrawal was still lurking, or I was withdrawing from the ultram. Be careful, any mood altering drug is addictive. The withdrawals are a motherfucker.
Avatar m tn I have been mixing using subs and oxys for over 6 yrs. Depends on how much money i had or what I could find. At one point i was taking 32/mg/day of subs and worked my way down. This past time I was still eating 4 oc/80/day till december, than subs for about a month. For withdrawls i was uncomfortable for about 10 days the worst of it being the first 5. I actually never thru up, it was very hard to stay busy and not be anxious. And i guess the worst of it was or it sleepless nights.
1075731 tn?1286890975 I was on 2 types of Benz, Vicodin, Muscle Relaxers, and a BP med. Taking the pills as directed could have killed me. Bottom line is the pills made my heart almost stop while I was in emergency, and tweo times more while I was in the hospital, and I have nerve damage. Four other Doctors reviewed what he was giving me and not one would prescribe as much as my Doctor did. They walked a fine line, but no one would match his doses and scripts. There is no doubt I have a case.
Avatar f tn Methadone is generally used for withdrawal from heroin or in some cases oxycontin, two drugs that are considerabbly stronger and more potent than vicodin. There is something called Suboxone, which canhelp ease withdrawal and acts much in the same way as methadone but it's not nearly as addictive. It's very very hard to get off of methadone. If i were you, I would not go that route. Read past posts on here.
990354 tn?1307136486 These are all prescription drugs. Mixing meds is VERY dangerous! and could be fatal if taken with other meds like oxycontin and zoloft. Your doctor can tell you if these meds are right for your condition. Usually you will have to ween off any drugs you are taking that would interferer before you start taking others. If you don't do this under a doctors care and supervision you could stop breathing and your heart could stop while you are sleeping.
Avatar n tn Suboxone has a very long half life and will usually block any other opiate effect if you try and take one. I've never heard of a situation where someone was prescribed both vicodin and suboxone. I'm curious as to how this combination works. It may be a good way for an addict with chronic pain to manage their pain. Does the suboxone keep you from taking high amounts of vicodin? Does the suboxone keep cravings down even though you are taking vicodin also?