How To Take Suboxone Strips

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suboxone film strips
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I was put on suboxone 6 months ago it saved my life. I'm back to the old me and all of a sudden the doctor let 10-15 people go cause he wanted new patients. i passed all drug panels, did everything right and I called doc. Told him I was withdrawing and was gonna relapse. He turned me down and hung up on my face. I was just getting better, now lost job cause of being sick. no family no money to pay for medication. can someone please let me know if there's any help I can get for prescription cost. near lynchburg va. 90 miles is the most I can drive. please I don't wanna be like that again. Any help would be amazing ## Yourc"dr" needs reported to the state medical board in your state!!outrageous! !!! Sad sad dr..This is what you call a BAD Sub dr.. This crap makes me so... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Suboxone.
Sat, Apr 04 '15, 8:03 PM
Suboxone Strips Small
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My Suboxone Strips are straight from the pharmacy so they have never been opened but they are "alot smaller" now and Iam mad but I dont know how to ask Suboxone pharmacy would think Im crazy probly so hhmmm? ## The pharmacy won,t think your crazy. Your strips may be from a differant maufacturer. The pharmacist would know whats going on. Call the store you got them from. If you do would you let us know what he said in case someone else runs into these smaller ones. ## I will call my pharmacy & ask if they got them from a different manufactorer & let u know what they say...yesss the strips DO NOT LAST ME AS LONG AS THE PILLS DID but they quit making the namebrand Suboxone pills..I didnt like the generic pills so I use the strips now. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Mon, Jun 09 '14, 10:25 AM
Suboxone Strips too small now
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My Suboxone Strips are straight from the pharmacy so they have never been opened but they are "alot smaller" now and Iam mad but I dont know how to ask Suboxone pharmacy would think Im crazy probly so hhmmm? ## The size doesn't necessarily mean anything in regards to the amount of medication that they contain. There are likely just different fillers or a different manufacturing method being used. Do they still work the same for you? This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. ## Havn,t noticed any difference in size yet. I would like for them to be smaller. Maybe they would desolve faster. The one problem I see with smaller ones is th... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Sun, Jun 29 '14, 5:51 AM
Suboxone Strips 8mg 2mg
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I no someone thats takes suboxens an they are addictive to them they got on them to quit taking pills an they did now all they want is a suboxen strip there hook to them an it makes them carzy an mean dont want to move if they donthave one in them ... why does pple do that ## Sometimes, it isn't a conscious choice that someone makes. It's been proven scientifically and medically that some people are born with a genetic predisposition to have addictive tendencies. Learn more Suboxone details here. They can fight it, of course, if they are aware that they are prone to it, or know that it tends to run in their immediate family, but it is never easy. Almost anything they take, even substances that aren't known to be addictive and habit forming, may cause problems for these types... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Sun, Nov 03 '13, 10:10 AM
suboxone strips vs pills
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Maybe im crazy but i don't like the strips, i just don't feel they work as well as the pills. I never ran short with the pills, but the strips i seem to take more. Anyone else feel this way? My dr said she'll only prescribe the strips and it's all in my head. ## Hello, Terisita! How are you? You're not the only one that has said this, it just seems that different formulations work better for different people. However, if you stuck with the strips at the amount you're supposed to take, then your body would likely adjust after a week or so. The only other suggestion I can make if you're not happy is that you try to find a different doctor. Does anyone else have any suggestions? ## Hi, I,m the other way around. I like the strips better then the pills I agree wit... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Sat, Jan 11 '14, 11:18 PM
how long does it take to feel suboxone
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Just got put on suboxone today took my first 8mg at 1 im supposed to take 8 more this afternoon then 8 tonight when will my withhdraws start to ease up.I have severe cramps in my legs i also have klonopin and colonodine will these help. I read it only takes 15min to start working should i take my other 8mil or is it to soon last dose was at 1pm its 4:30now any help would be great thanks. ## Wow no one out there in 2014 all posts i c r from like 2 or 3 yrs ago crazy to me guess I'll try somewhere else thanks anyway. ## When I started my Suboxone, my dr. gave me 1 8mg in office and I was instructed to take another 8mg 2 hours later. Hope this helps. ## Thanks for the reply did it help u with the 2 8 mill strips? ## Sorry, I just saw your reply back. Yes, it literally took about 15 - 2... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Suboxone.
Wed, Jan 07 '15, 3:24 PM
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i need help getting this med. where i can get off methdone.i'm in despressant need please help if you can. ## I'd like to know more about this medication, I've been on more than enough pain meds in my time, I'm tired of them & I'd like to get off of them I'd like to find away to get off of pain meds & get my life back & I'd like to find to find a resalution or help in finding out how to. Thank you. ## I also was addicted to pain meds. and I've now been on the Suboxone Strips for about 3 months, what you may no know is that Suboxone is an opiate inhibitor, with means, while you are on the Suboxone, you will not want a pain pill. After you have been on it for a while, you can make the decision that you want to try to get off of the Suboxone, mos... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Suboxone.
Mon, Aug 27 '12, 6:06 AM
new to suboxone
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I have had 7 spinal surgeries, 2 bulging discs in neck,DDD, Spinal Stenosis, faccett disease, narrowing of spinal canal, 2 more herniared discs in lower back, orthoarthritis,failed back syndrome, nerve damsge, muscle weaknessin legs & neruopathy. Was on oxycontin 80 mg 3x for about 10 years. Put on 40mg 2x for two months. Had no withdrawn symptoms. Just put on Suboxone 8mg 2 at a time the strips that go under the tongue. Feeling a little relief...nothing to write home about. Does this Med build up in your body over time? Seeing the doctor again on Monday morning. If still no great improvement will they up the Rx until pain level gives me better quality of life? ## Hello, Kelly! How are you? Suboxone does contain a narcotic, which is Buprenorphine, but it is a very weak one and doesn... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Suboxone.
Sat, May 30 '15, 8:39 PM
Suboxone Strips smaller than usual
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My Suboxone Strips are straight from the pharmacy so they have never been opened but they are "alot smaller" now and Iam mad but I dont know how to ask Suboxone pharmacy would think Im crazy probly so hhmmm? ## Hi CLB! Im on the films and as of last month ( May) I haven't noticed a difference. But, I'll know when I pick them up again next week. If I do c a diffence, u can bet your butt I will ask my Dr or pharmacist. There's nothing wrong with asking. They r NOT going 2 think u r crazy. That's their job, 2 answer ???. The Dr didn't decrease your amount of mg, did he? If u find out anything, let me know, please. And, I'll find out next week. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Tue, Jun 10 '14, 12:07 AM
take subutex and suboxone together
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I ran out of subutex last night can I take suboxone today ## Hi Ash, Based on my research, there are no drug interactions listed between Subutex and Suboxone. So with that being said, I wouldn't anticipate having any problems when switching between one or the other. Also, because Subutex contains the same active ingredient "Buprenorphine", taking the two meds together or within a short a time frame of one another would also be similar to just having an higher dose of Suboxone. Is your doctor also aware that you're taking both medications? ## Have only four 8 strips Suboxone to last until January 21st! I currently take 12 mgs day. Reason Im short? They were stolen and I can't turn the person in as he is family. I have no concrete proof. anyway, I've be on this for... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Subutex.
Sat, Apr 11 '15, 1:43 PM
suboxone strips therapeutic levels
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What are considered therapeutic levels for driving under the influence? My boyfriend is prescribed 16mg a day but only take a total of 2 mg -4 mg daily because he just wants to feel Normal and doesn't want to b fully dependant on it. ## Hi Tammy, How long has your boyfriend been on Suboxone for? Based on what I've read, Suboxone shouldn't impair your driving ability at all once you're used to its effects. Apparently though, they can still charge him with a DUI if for any reason he were to get himself pulled over. So as long as he's responsible about it, he may be fine with the amount he's choosing to take now. However, only through trial and error will he truly know what dosage allows him to be fully functional and without impaired judgment. I hope this helps! ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Fri, Mar 28 '14, 1:27 PM
Are all suboxone strips the same size?
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If they are from the same manufacturer, are the 4mg, 8mg and 12mg the same size.Basically what I am asking is are 8mg and 12mg typically the same size strip? ...
Updated 2 months ago in Suboxone.
Tue, May 05 '15, 12:18 PM
Does anyone feel the suboxone strips suck???
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I started using the strips of suboxone a few months back.. But I find they don't hold me over as long as the pills did. ( I take the strips because I have a free co pay from the company) Especially when you have to split one in half. So the do to put me up back to 2 and 1/2 instead of 1 and 1/2.. Just incase so my new doctors says anyways.. Since he put my dose up instead of it being 45 a month now it's 75 a month.. But I got every two weeks now, my last fill was 1/15/14 and because it's a new doctor I had to go 2/4/14 how soon can I fill this new script?? ## " So the do to put me up back to 2 and 1/2 instead of 1 and 1/2.." So confusing? "Since he put my dose up instead of it being 45 a month now it's 75 a month" Wow! Their is really no benefit to this. ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Sun, Feb 09 '14, 10:10 PM
is it safe to take suboxone with cephalexin
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I'm prescribed cephalexin for a UTI and want to start taking my suboxone strips to help with my H withdrawals. Is it safe to take the two together? ## Hi Shamana, Looking at's drug interaction checker, I didn't see any discrepancies listed between Suboxone (buprenorphine + naloxone) and Cephalexin. So based off that information alone, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to take the two together, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor. Also, as long as it was the same doctor who prescribed both meds, I think it's highly unlikely that he/she would give you two things that couldn't be used at the same time. Although it never hurts to double check just to be on the safe side! I hope this helps! ...
Updated 4 months ago in Suboxone.
Mon, Mar 02 '15, 4:57 PM
Suboxone Strips are smaller this month...WHY
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My Suboxone Strips are straight from the pharmacy so they have never been opened but they are "alot smaller" now and Iam mad but I dont know how to ask Suboxone pharmacy would think Im crazy probly so hhmmm? ## It just depends on what fillers and excipients they use in them, there is no specific size that they must be, as long as they contain the full dose they are supposed to. The size itself really means nothing. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Sun, Jun 29 '14, 2:45 PM
Suboxone help!!!
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I've been prescribed 2, 8 mg strips of suboxone a day by my doctor.. The problem is, I'm clean and have been for weeks. My question is am I going to be okay taking such a high dose of bupe??? Should I be concerned or what do I do? ## You seem to have zero tolerance.. I'll assume you are having cravings to use your doc. So can help with this but go very very slowly. 2mgs at a time. Wait a couple of hours an see how you feel. 16mgs with No tolerance and you will be at least high, at worst sick. Go slow..... Max ...
Updated 9 months ago in Suboxone.
Sat, Oct 18 '14, 7:26 PM
how long after taking a percocet can i take suboxone
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I'm trying to detox off perks & H. I have taken 10 perk 7.5's in the last 14 hrs to help with withdrawals. I intend on taking some subutex strips & my last dose of perk was 2 hrs ago. Should I take one of the strips soon or wait. ## Hello, Julz! How are you? No, you need to be in full withdrawal from the Percocet, before taking Suboxone, otherwise it may throw you into dangerous precipitated withdrawals. The FDA classifies these medications as being narcotic analgesics, so they have the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. When did your doctor tell you to start it? ## Hi I know this doesn't really apply to your post much but I had a quick question. I took Vicodin this morning abou... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Percocet.
Wed, Jun 24 '15, 11:12 AM
suboxone taper
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trying to detox from subone have been on 8mgs a day for 15 months need help please thank you. ## Hi confused, I hope I don,t confuse you more but heres what I did when I got down to 8mgs. By the way, it was my sub. drs. taper plan. For 2 weeks I alternated, day 1 8mgs. day2, 4mgs. day3, 8mgs.day4, back to 4mgs. This averages out to 6mgs. I kept this routine up for 2weeks then tapered to 4mgs. From the 4mgs I tapered 1mg. per week. After the last week on 1mg. I stopped completely. I was taking the strips and when I got down to 4mgs. sub dr. prescribed the 2mg strips just because it was easier to cut. Tapering this way was a walk in the park. No wds. bettween tapers. Last week on 1mg I woke up couple times thruout night but went right back to sleep. No problems after that. Been off subs s... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Suboxone.
Wed, Jul 11 '12, 3:33 AM
how much suboxone to reach ceiling effect
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Want to know how many 8mg suboxone strips it takes to reach the 'ceiling effect' which docs say is equivalent to 30mg of methadone? ## Sub dr. told me 32mg or 4 of the 8/2 strips. In my opinion thats way too much sub for anyone to be on anyways. ## I never felt suboxone, whether I took 1 or 4, subutex ceiling affect for me was 4 or 32 mg... ## Hey christian777, Your not suppose to feel suboxone. It doesn't make you high. You might feel something very slightly at first but that goes away quickly and you just feel normal. Ceiling effect just means that after so many mgs the drug just can,t do anymore for you. Thats why when someone needs more than lets say 30mgs of methadone to "feel right " suboxone may not be the best choice for them. Methadone has no ceiling effect ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Suboxone.
Sun, Nov 24 '13, 3:19 AM
can i take antibiotic with suboxone
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I'm on suboxone strips so can I start on a z-pak for my allergies? Does anyone have an answer it would be greatly appreciated. ## Hello, Panda bear! How are you? An antibiotic will not do anything to treat your allergies. They are only effective at treating bacterial infections. The FDA lists the typical side effects of them as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. If you're suffering from allergy symptoms, you likely need an antihistamine. Has your doctor recommended anything? ...
Updated 2 months ago in Suboxone.
Fri, May 22 '15, 4:03 PM

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