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Active Ingredient(s): Buprenorphine
FDA Approved: October 8, 2002
Category: Opioid Dependence

Subutex Overview

Buprenorphine is an opioid, a semi-synthetic derivative of thebaine. It is a mixed agonist–antagonist opioid receptor modulator that is used to treat opioid addiction in higher dosages, to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid-tolerant individuals in lower dosages and to control moderate chronic pain in even smaller doses.[3] It is available in a variety of formulations: Subutex, Suboxone, Zubsolv (buprenorphine HCl and/or naloxone HCl; typically used for opioid addiction), Temgesic...

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Subutex Doctor needed in Indianapolis area
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Hello, my husband is a chronic addict, When saying that I mean he will do anything and he will do any amount at anytime and he doesnt care. He has been doing very well though here lately hes held a job for a few years, staying out of jail and he started a treatment program about 40 miles from where we live and he was taking the drug Subutex there. The issue with that is he had to go there everyday to get the dose. If you think about it, how can anyone do that and hold a job or afford to live right doing that, so hes been on 24mg a day and now hes not going there and we need to find a reasonably priced doctor that he can see to get the prescription for this medication and get it monthly. We do not have insurance so that is also a factor alot of doctors in the treatment list wont help if you
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chronic back pain doctors who help with treating spinal stenosis
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I've been suffering with spinal stenosis for many years. Some mornings I can't even get out of bed. I live in Gorman Tx. Please if anyone knows of a doctor who would prescribe pain meds please let me know. Thank you so much. I'm so tired of hurting so bad all I do is sit and cry or stay in bed because its too difficult to get around. ## I suffer from spinal stenosis. I've dealt with this for many years, with no relief. I'm hoping one day to find a doctor who will help with pain meds. ## Hello, Blanche! How are you? If you require medications on a long-term ongoing basis to control chronic pain, due to the new regulations that were put in place last year, you'll need to see a pain management specialist. Do you currently have a PCP that you see regularly? If so, ha...
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subutex dr in johnson city or kingsport tn
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Hey I am looking for a doctor that will prescribe me subutex in tennessee johnson city or kingsport I was going out of town to even have my doctor they have me prescribed to 32 mg. A DAY well they would not let me reschedule my appointment and now told me I need a new doctor this is devastating to me because I have been doing so good if anyone cab help me please let me know ## Where were you going to. I might nknow a doctor in johnson city that prescribes subutex ## I need a doctor to prescribe subutex because of the reactions I have from Naloxone. Do you know any doctors in the Tri cities area that prescribe it and if so do you have a phone number ## Where is that dr ## Wow he prolly lost his job, not being mean but they have limited the drs down to 2 to 2&1/2 is the most u will ge...
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Finding Subutex Dr?
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I am really having a hard time finding a doctor who treats with Subutex and not Suboxone. I have chronic pain syndrome and relief-seeking behavior soon became drug-seeking behavior. My psychiatrist put me on Subutex, and my pain was reduced a little, but I wasn't so much into drug seeking anymore. I was treated for 5 years. Then I moved, and I can't find anyone in Ohio who does this. I might have to move back to Chicago! Any suggestions? ## What is your particular issue with using Suboxone, rather than Subutex? They both contain the exact same narcotic to treat pain and/or addiction, Buprenorphine. The only difference is that the Suboxone also contains Naloxone, to help prevent someone from abusing other narcotics, while they are using it. If you are no longer having a problem w...
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taking subutex and percocet together
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My doctor just put me on subutex along with percocet. I've been on percocet for yrs for severe and chronic migraines. He told me to take the subutex and if it doesn't work to take a perc. I take 15mg percs at a time. I've read some stuff online that worries me. Some people say if you take percs with subutex you'll go into withdrawals. I went through severe withdrawals with fioricet months ago and I don't want to go through that hell again. I took my first subutex about an hour ago and I still have a migraine so I want to take a perc now. Can I do that or will I get sick? ## I have been taking subutex for the last month or so. about 2 weeks ago i had a terrible migraine, so I took a 10mg percocet. I went into full withdrawal. Throwing up constantly, nausea, still had ...
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subutex after methadone use
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I took two 10mg methadones about eight hours ago for the very first time. Am i okay to take some subutex without there being any serious side effect? ## Probably too late but don't do it. You could get precipitated withdrawals. ## @james, In order to avoid precipitated withdrawal, my findings suggest that it may be a good idea to wait at least 3-5 days or longer before using Subutex, depending on how fast you metabolize Methadone. According to, Methadone's half life is reported to be an estimated 60 hours, which means it's probably better to play it safe rather than take any risks within the first 24 hours. But if you really need to use Subutex sooner, I'd encourage you to contact your doctor about getting a second opinion based on their own discretion from exp...
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my insurance co refuses to pay for subutex though my Dr has complied 100% with the requirements prove that i meet all criteria
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I am an addict who has successfully utilized Suboxone & Subutex as a means to keep a handle on my addiction. Medicare assigned HUMANA to me as my primary care insurance co Humana has denied payment for my prescription, claiming it is not formulatory. I appealed this decision & was denied M Dr.s. office has provided all documentation required them, proof that I attend substance abuse classes, I take periodic UA's and am in fact following through with all requirements, but I am STILL being denied!!! Please!, what can I do?
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how can i get subutex not suboxone
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I don't know how to go about this as I am shaking and can barely focus, I need help! Please.. I fear that my life is going to end from my abuse of opiates. I am currently taking 250 mgs of oxcy a day, provided I have the money. I have a loving fiance and a stepdaughter that I want to be here for. I sit here with cold sweats, and fear going out just because I may make the fearful turn to my dealer.. Any and all info on how to obtain subutex would be much appreciated. This wasn't what I wanted my life to be, and I can not let it end this way.. please please please help me. I am not a reliqious man but I pray for help as I am at my wits end with this drug. ## If you are that desperate for help, then why are you worried about being specific about the thing you use for assistance? Th...
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subutex suboxone
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Surely I'm not the only person reading in shock and disbelief,How is it that so many people are unaware of the basic facts and information regarding bup,I am reading in horror that woman are trying to detox during pregnancy ,that is the worst option it is risking both lives,i also read a question regarding the effectiveness of mixing bup with methadone,anyone using these meds should know it causes withdrawals,that's the point of bup,i feel lucky to have drug treatment services that are free but able to stand along what is provided to private patients .Its horrible to think of pregnant woman on bup having to come onhere to ask for info and not telling their dr in fear of judgement or welfare,what is up with a woman thinking its an option to detox at five mnths preg,how doesn'...
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SETTING RECORD STRAIGHT!! how long after taking subutex can u take methadone
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Both subutex and suboxone will cause precipitated withdrawal. It is the bupe that connects to the receptors and kicks the methadone out. Naloxone is just an extra blocker!! I am a social worker at a clinic. Waiting at least 12 hours only if on low dose 20mg or less should b OK. But 24 preferred.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Film: 12mg + 3mg, 2 mg + 0.5 mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 4mg + 1mg, 8 mg + 2 mg, 8mg + 2mg
  • Film, Extended Release: 10mcg/hr, 15mcg/hr, 20mcg/hr, 5mcg/hr, 7.5mcg/hr
  • Injection: 0.3mg, 0.3mg/ml
  • Tablet: 2mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 8mg, 8mg + 2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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