Suboxone equivalent

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Avatar f tn Anyway, I got a new set of issues or one. Suboxone!! I have been on this drug for three years. Dr put me on it when I was prego. I want off of it. Does anyone have any experience with this drug and getting off of it. Every time I try, I fail. I have gotten down to 8mg a day. I hate the taste of it. I hate to put it in my mouth.
Avatar f tn I too was a 20 year methadone patient. I have tried numerous times to switch to suboxone. On suboxone I cannot sleep, I have extremem anxiety, and I have no energy. I am not sick but I do not feel normal. I have been told by the manufacturer that this is a common complaint from long term methadone maintenance patients. I suggest you return to methadone. Follow your own bodies advice and ignore the rest. Only you know how your body functions and reacts to medication.
Avatar n tn My Doc, an addictionologist, put me on suboxone, with a taper schedule that will be over this week. I'll have been on it a total of three weeks. He says that is enough for the oxy and hydro to get out of my system without getting addicted to the subxone.
Avatar m tn Because of the ceiling effect of Suboxone, 4mg is equivalent to about 60-80mg of Hydrocodone. Also, any dose of Sub at and below that 4mg threshold is metabolized as a pure agonist opiate. What does all of this mean? It means that the reason you're feeling great is that you went from 45mg a day hydrocodone to 60-80mg a day. You've almost doubled the amount of opiates you were taking every day. Where did you get the Sub?
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!
199177 tn?1490502134 #Pain Killer Equivalent Doses (Oral) 1.2mg.............Buprenorphine (Bupe) 200mg............Codeine (Tylenol 2, 3, 4, etc) 30-60mg.........Diacetylmorphine (Heroin) (orally it = morphine, IV/IM/insuffilated it's 2x as strong) 100mg............Dihydrocodeine 30mg..............Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet, etc) 7.5mg.............Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 37.5µg............Fentanyl (not sure on this one, anyone know the oral dose equivalence for Fentanyl?) 4mg................
Avatar f tn Hello all. I'm here to ask for help. Does anyone know of Roberts suboxone taper plan. I have never been a very heavy user of oxy but stool an addict. Started about 1.5 years ago messing around with 5mg percocets and then of course built a tolerance to roughly 60mg per day. I tried to stop cold turkey but just couldn't do it. I started 1mg Suboxone yesterday and felt it was too much ..felt high but not euphoric and had a headache.
Avatar m tn I felt like a junkie, because I was one. I put myself into rehab and was given Suboxone. Over FIVE years (yes FIVE), I went from four films a day to three to two to one to half to a quarter. I am trying to get off Suboxone, but I can't get off the last of the 1mg I am on. Can anyone give me a tip? I want to be done with this journey. For those of you that are on Vicodin or any other pain killer - free yourself from that demon. You CAN do it!
Avatar m tn Hello, I was taking four Vicodin es for seven years. I have been on suboxone 2 mg for over four years. I have tried to taper off and I have gone cold turkey for three days but I felt terrible and went back to suboxone. I work 70 hours a week and I have a family to support so going to a rehab is out of the question. I would love to get off this stuff and be free of it but I am afraid of going back to pills. How long can you stay on suboxone and what long term harm will it do?
Avatar m tn To avoid shady treatment clinics, contact a reputable hospital in your area and ask them to suggest a doctor or center. The "Suboxone Directory" on the Suboxone website is filled with a number of questionable offices. I tried almost all the offices on that list in my area, and the majority of them accepted no insurance and cash only...a pretty telltale sign of a less than legitimate practice.
907599 tn?1242782555 keep pushing and posting on here!!! we all know what you are going through!!! i had an 18 pills a day lortab habit... i did my w/d cold turkey b/c i ran out of my prescription too soon. in the past i tried to taper but ended up feeling bad the whole time and not sticking to the taper plan. cold turkey is not fun but at least you will get it over with instead of feeling like hell every time you taper off a pill. go to the store and get some: immodium: for the diarrhea.
Avatar n tn A doctor gave me Suboxone today (8 MG) and I feel AWFUL. I'm nervous, a little sick, weak in the knees, and have a lot of dry mouth. My guess is the doctor gave me a dose that was too high for my situation. It's been 4 hours since I took it and I can't wait to come down. No way I can go through this again, this is terrible. How long till someone comes down? Is 8 MG too much? Any insight would be appreciated because I'm miserable.
862936 tn?1239557170 I'm sure you mean well but I don't think that's correct. The equivalent of higher doses of methadone to suboxone then would cause a suboxone overdose using your calculations.If someone were on 150 mg of methadone, you are saying they would need to take almost 19 x 8 mg suboxone! That would be deadly!!!! Suboxone and methadone are just different. I think the 8mg to 30-40 mg is a very close comparison.If a doctor told you that they should lose their license.
Avatar f tn If i was back at the point where I was using 100-150 mg of vicodin there is no way I would use suboxone, vicodin is a much weaker opiate than suboxone. You are going to be basically addicting yourself to a stronger opiate and then tapering it off. In my opinion, based off my experience....I would taper the vicodin, or take a week off, ask for some clonodine and a sleep aid and ride out the WDs. Suboxone is an expensive, glorified, "classy" methadone....
Avatar f tn I have been off for 13 days now and have made an appointment with a doctor to explore Suboxone, I feel like I am getting old and tired and just can't handle the cycle anymore. My question is, are there things I should know before I see the doctor. Specific questions? Any tips? This is my first time trying this route.
Avatar m tn Friends, just a question that I would like to know the answer to. There is the "New" Suboxone that has come out called Zubsolv. Zubsolv come in a 5.7mg tablet and is suppose to be equivalent to Suboxone 8mg. Something about this new drug absorbs better in your system so you need less. My friend is just started taking Zubsolv and he is driving me nuts by saying the Drug Industry is sending out a placebo and no way is Zubsolv equivalent to Suboxone.
Avatar m tn Hi there I am scheduled to start Suboxone this Monday for a very extreme Oxy habit. We can please save the talk/comments about using Suboxone at all, I have thought long and hard and spoken at length with my GP, this is the way it is going to be for many reasons I can't begin to explain here. What I am looking for is help from someone who has gone in Suboxone maintenance therapy before.
4822967 tn?1367660296 She is on suboxone to help but has messed up a fewtimes in the last fortnight. AS she goes to a clinic she gets random urines. As he has all takeaways, he is only tested once a month and always knows the same day!!! so he is "safe". He is a really nasty piece of works and will find anything he can on her for custody - spite more than really wanting 100%.
Avatar m tn My wife has decided that I need to be on suboxone now. I'm concerned that I'll never be able to get relief for my back pain would methadone be a better option I don't want to have to the clinic every morning though, should I just ask my pain management dr. Tell him that I have a problem with my pain medication and I would like to be switched to methadone?
538697 tn?1218415082 We discussed the fact that it seems the longer you are taking the suboxone, the worse the detox is...... if I could actually ween off the Suboxone in a week to 10 days, my detox program will be over within hopefully 14 days. But even if it takes 21 days, that means that I'll be weening off the meds for over a week, not actually taking it for 21 days before stopping it. Gosh, I hope that makes sense. While it's a little discouraging that my husband has doubts right now..
Avatar f tn org/user_journals/show/18499/Conversion-table-other-drugs-equivalent-to-sub So roughly an 8 mg/2mg strip of suboxone would be equal to 200 mg of hydrocodone.
Avatar f tn i left rehab and immediately went to a pain clinic and got on suboxone(they called it God in a bottle - this was b4 strips came out). 24mgs daily. This was in june of 2007. It worked well but i never tapered due to chronic pain or fear thereof. Long story short, in january 2013 i institutionalized myself for reasons i would rather not speak of and cold turkied off of the daily 24. spent 4 months on the "inside" and 2 months out without suboxone. i could not function. misery.
5133446 tn?1364092540 Hi everyone I’m new here but have concerns about Suboxone. So I’ve been taking 270mg of Codeine throughout the day, every day for the last 7 years. I have never gone over that amount but sometimes I have less, it depends how I feel that day. I work full time and my family knows but it’s never been an issue as it doesn’t stop me from getting on with my life or negatively affect my behavior.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed suboxone (actually a generic called zubsolv) sept 27 for opioid dependence (vicodin and or percocet) i waited the next day after prescribed had not had any opioids and started taking 1 8mg tab twice a day. First day felt great except for some anxiety i thought could be stress induced with everything going on or withdrawals from vics.
1233941 tn?1267738811 How has Suboxone been for all my viral brothers and sisters out there? I am at week eight at 16mg a day that is working very well. I am working hard, saving money and staying out of harms way.
1170366 tn?1263923079 The difference with suboxone and subutex is suboxone has naloxone in it. It's only there to make one sick if they try to inject the subs. So unless you're an IV drug user you're better off with subutex. :) Subutex is also available as a generic so you'll pay a fraction of the cost of a very expensive medication. Subs cost a lot. I've worked with sub users for a long time. My experience is that about 15% of suboxone users are adversely affected by the naloxone in the suboxone.
Avatar f tn I stayed on it for about 3 weeks and then went and got on methadone mant and now have gone from 40mg to 90mg in almost 4 weeks. Two days ago i stopped going to the clinic and i got ahold of 3 suboxone 8mg strips and i was wondering if i can start taking them tmrw when W/D kicks in hard. I will be 3 days of methadone. Also ive had some friends cut the strips in quarters and take 2mg at a time and not get sick. True or false?
Avatar m tn After many months I have decided that I wanted to try Suboxone. I know a few people who have had success with it and I have seen that tapering or stopping on my own wasn't going to happen any time soon. I normally would take 80-120 mg's of oxycodone. Between a mix of percocets and/or crushed up 40mg oxycontin. Usually in 15-20mg doses. I've tried to taper and once even stopped totally last year. Unfortunately I thought I owuld be able to stay off but didn't.