Suboxone equivalent chart

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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.
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 If you just get off the percs w/o're body will heal MUCH faster. Here's a conversion chart so you know how much sub is equivalent to what you've been taking: You're using a MUCH stronger opioid to get off an opioid....
Avatar m tn In the UK a Dr named Heather Ashton is worshipped as a saviour for benzo addicted people and insists that the only way to come off ANY benzo is to switch to the equivalent dose of Valium. This is problematic in a number of ways.
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 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 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.
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 1.2 mg of bupe is equal to 30 mg of hydrocodone So roughly an 8 mg/2mg strip of suboxone would be equal to 200 mg of hydrocodone.
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.
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 question: if 1 mg of suboxone is equal to 20-30 mgs of hydrocodone would that be the same for oxycontin would 1 mg of sub be equal to 20-30 mgs oxy then?
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.
Avatar m tn Hi I just happened to see your post, it hasn't been answered. I don't have a great answer but there is a conversion chart from Suboxone to Methadone, you can search it out. At the same time, from everything I have read if you were going from 30 mg of Methadone to 12mg sub it would be ok, the opposite is not true. Suboxone is much stronger than other opiates so you would want to do the conversion yourself before the doctor switches you.
Avatar m tn org/user_journals/show/18499/Conversion-table-other-drugs-equivalent-to-sub As you can see, 30 mg of hydro is equivalent to just 1.2 mg of bupe. So if you are now being prescribed, monitored and expected to take 16 mg of subs/bupe a day that would be equivalent to approximately 480 mg of hydro!!!!! At only an 8 mg dose....that's still approximately 240 mg of hydro! From what I read of your addiction journey above, you were burning thru 120 (10 mg)'s in two weeks.
Avatar n tn WHAT is the ratio of suboxone to oxycontin or vice versa? I mean how much Oxycontin is the equivalent of an 8mg suboxone or how much suboxone is euqual to 20 and/or 40 mg's or oxycontin. I've been trying to cut back for a while, I mean really trying to cut back and I can make it through a day without suffering with between 20 and 40 mgs of oxycontin (With a lot of WILL POWER).
Avatar m tn I went to a hospital to detox and they put me on subtext after three days, I am home now and on 4mg of suboxone a day. I can't move, I have no energy and am constantly hungry. I have to get back to work and pay my bills. I feel like my brain has stopped working and I'm in a fog. I'm very weak. Please help......
Avatar f tn Butrans 20mcg hour patch is what he has me on. When I looked at the conversion chart it said 20 mcg patch is equivalent to 60 methadone. Please please let me know if I read it wrong or Any info. Thank you. Also, it's for pain and I read that people sometimes need to take something besides the patch for break through pain.
Avatar m tn Is Suboxone really an okay way to get off of Hydrocodone after being on them for almost 11 yrs????
Avatar m tn a good NEW behavior, eh?...however, have a look at this conversion chart, ok? Conversion table other drugs equivalent to sub/bupe Jul 24, 2008 - 8 comments #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............
Avatar f tn One year ago I went into outpatient treatment and legal suboxone. I'm around 80 days clean, with littel to no cravings. I still have a one-on-one counselor whom I talked to today. I had a random UA about 3 weeks ago. It keeps me honest. :-) I have a couple suggesstions about using suboxone. First, I can't suggest that you do anything that's contrary to your doctor's directions. With that said ... Doctor's who prescribe suboxone/Subutex are required to complete an 8 hour online course!
Avatar n tn 2 mg of bupe (the drug in suboxone) is equivalent to only 30 mg of hydrocodone (norco). They put me on 16 mg of sub to start!!!!! WAY TOO STRONG for my addiction level. Suboxone is totally sticks to the same pain receptors but is a much longer acting opioid. The w/drawals (whether tapered or cold turkeyed) from Norco are much easier than w/drawal from subs. I would love it if your wife would come on to this forum and post in the Addiction: substance abuse forum.
Avatar f tn 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) 4mg................Levorphanol (Dromoran) 300mg............Meperidine (Demerol) 10-20mg.........Methadone 30-60mg.........
7163794 tn?1457370413 I took 6-8 hydros a day for 6 years and then tried to get off, totally unsuccessfully, so found suboxone and have been on that for 6 to 7 years. I did taper a bit, but not as long as I should have probably, but yesterday, now 3 days with no appetite for anything, and everything I do force myself to eat or drink goes right through me (if u know what I mean)? But damn, 3 straight days like this ? Is this normal?
Avatar m tn From the sounds of it you will be trading one drug for another and that will not work out in the long run. Subutex/Suboxone is a complete is NOT a miracle pill. So if you won't be doing it properly through a certified physician then what would be the point? Many here have come off of the pills and gone on without the use of maintenance drugs. If you think that may be an option for you let us know. We can support you and help you through this.
Avatar f tn I have the appointment for Suboxone today. I guess I can go ask questions and decide to no take it?
Avatar m tn Hi there, JB....I just now have read through this whole thread and find myself REALLY relating to you. I became addicted to pain meds due to numerous medical crises in my life and when the time came to get off of them, I was referred to a sub dr. and ignorantly went on subs and ignorantly jumped off the subs.
Avatar m tn I was reading in the forum that the strength ratio of suboxone to methadone is 15mg methadone to 1mg suboxone. Is this accurate? If this is the case, a doctor just prescribed me to take 16mg daily which would be crazy as just being trading one drug for the other. In fact, It would be getting me sooooo hooked on that. That would be like taking 300mg of methadone daily or something relatively close to that.
Avatar m tn for detox. If you understand that 30 mg of hydrocodone is equivalent to only 1.2 mg of suboxone.....then at your current dose of 80 mg of would not need to be put on much suboxone at all. (And then of course, you will have to w/draw from the suboxone, too at some point) I was an uneducated, scared, crazy, person when I got myself down from 20-30 (10mg) hydros to only 10 pills/day when I took a crazy, wasted trip to the ER.