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Can Subutex Be A Small Whit Round Pill With 8 On One Side And An Arrow On The Other

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My friend takes 8mg subutex and when he picked up his script today, they weren't the usual white tablet. They were white and the size of a 2mg subutex with an 8 on one side and an arrow on the other. Could his pharmacist have made a big mistake or are these just a different brand??

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Verwon Says:
 
From what I can tell these tablets do contain 8mgs of Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Subutex. They were originally released in the U.k. and then became available in the U.S. when the generic market for the medication opened up here.

So yes, just a different manufacturer, they are made by Arrow, which explains the logo on the tablet, they use that on all of their products.

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Buprenorphine/­

Are there any questions or comments?

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Kat Page Says:
 
Thank you so much! I actually did some research on Arrow Generics and saw that they were out of UK and Watson bought them out, but I wasn't sure if there was a connection. The only other information I could get was that they did distribute Buprenorphine. Thanks again for letting me know I was actually right on the money! My friend will feel much better knowing he's not taking an anti-psychotic medicine like the search engine said:)

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arch_7777 Says:
 
I had received little white round pills with an arrow on one side and an 8 on the other that are supposedly buprenorphine (subutex generic) but they dont taste the same and it doesnt seem to keep me well as long without feeling like i need more. The normal pills i get are bigger and have a clear line down the middle to break in half, i dont have any in front of me because i have to pick up my refill but anyone else get these? Are they helping anyone?

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bennett johnson Says:
 
Yea the same thing happened to me today, i went to get my script of subutex and it was a totally different looking pill, i found out its just a new kind. they are actually better i think because they dissolve so much faster, but i was worried at first to that they made a mistake, but i took it and it worked the same, so i guess they just came out with a new pill

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Gemma Says:
 
is there a site i can buy subutex off?? if so could you give me the web feed please

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lee uk Says:
 
i have been taking 8m buprenorphine for 4 years now and much prefer the the small arrow generics type and probably find them a little stronger if an 8m can be this small imagine what all the extra additives in the big subutex type which you really dont need to be taking plus the amount of time it takes to actually take 5/10 minutes compared to 30 seconds beats it hands down.

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matt Says:
 
So why are they so much smaller than the regular generics by TEVA (White oval ones) or the name brand oval ones by Reckitt? Is it because its concentrated buprenorphine packed down so it looks like a small round white pill? Does anyone know what I'm saying? I need some answers because the size difference is confusing me big time! Thanks for any help PLEASE!

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matt Says:
 
Can seriously someone help me out with my very important question below Please?!

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John Says:
 
The size difference is less buffer, the smaller ones contrain the same amount of active ingredient but less of the inert (non drug). Smaller has benefits, it dissolves faster cuz of less binder.

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rob Says:
 
yea I think the small ones are good cause it's just dissolve under your tongue in no time. they are real and good

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wesley Says:
 
I dont know. I just started the little ones today, and it seems like i cant tell i took it. I hope you are right. Also, my insurance(blue cross/blue shield) called me and asked me all kind of queastions. One of the things she told me was, "There are too many people taking it who dont need it. It is not a good drug." By the end of the conversation, she actually said it was a miracle drug.

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Danielle Says:
 
U can not buy subutex, suboxone tablets or films, without a prescription and it is not sold illegally thru Internet Pharmaceutical scam companies. Thank God that is the case! This drug has saved my sanity and my life, and i would absolutely hate to see it turned into a problem drug like all of the pain killers....

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crybaby Says:
 
i would have to agree people omly want subutex or suboxone when they r outta pills and dont wanna be dope sick yea i said it dope sick i have been there and i need my meds for drug abuse and i really hope people dont cause a problem out of them and misuse em causr really thats jus stupid

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rob Says:
 
i have, the same problem got my refill and it was these little pills with 8 and an arrow. i almost told the pharmacist hey i want what i usually get. i wish i did these things suck!! it sure doesnt feel like 8mg to me i feel like half way through the day i need to take another one, not at all like my regular perscription.

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erinie Says:
 
what do i tell doc to get subutex

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jayjay Says:
 
i think the little ones are much better ..that's all i ask for at the pharmacy..if u want the full effect, don't talk or move ur mouth much..because it does dissolve so fast a lot of the medicine is in ur spit..thefore it can leak out and be swallowed during or after melting phases. i like to sit up in my bed away away from everybody and let it dissolve, then i still sit when its finished but i still don't swallow ..a lot of the good stuff is floating around in ur saliva. so make sure u can hold ur spit as long as u can under ur tongue...i know it sounds alot but it really isnt..subutex saved my life for 2 years now..hopefully ill be off it this time next year..ill be 25 yrs old on 9-11-12...i would hate to hear people abusing these now just because they are smaller and can be "bumped" or like the person said above sniffing the hell out of them...its a shame..its a drug to get ur life back on track...but anyways..i thought little ones sucked to..but i like them more now since i know the pros and cons..im a drug addict so u better believe imma get every mg i can get out of them without wasting any of it.but at the same time i pray every weekend at church.."God help me get off these subs ASAP when the time is right." WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT are the key words..

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trxey Says:
 
Ya I truly believe subutex saved my life, I also just got the real small ones, and thought they messed up, turns out the small ones are being manufactured by Hi-tech pharm out of NY. It is also true they have hardly no fillers or additives in them making them very potent, and prob much eaiser to abuse, I take only half a pill a day and haven't abused opiates in almost 3 years, after a 11 year herion addiction, so ya this med is a life saver for me and thousands of others who want to stay off opiates and get there lives back, good luck everyone!

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jas Says:
 
they are the genetic brand just same but a difrent maker

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neelyohara Says:
 
it's just less filler. it's the same thing.

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nikki Says:
 
ok i have been addicted tp painkillers for 6 years and i am 22 yrs old i have been getting the regular subutex until today i got a smaller pill it had an arrow and 8 on it i need to know if its what i need it helps but nothing is worse than taking meds and not knowing roxies are powerful and i saw this pill and didnt want to take it because i didnt know if it was actually subutex and i want my life back am i taking the right drug please tell me i can't even see a pic someone please tell me i am taking the right meds? i beg you

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