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My name is AJ. I've been taking 8mg subutex ( not suboxone) for two weeks. I start the methadone clinic in 5 days. How long should I be off subutex to start methadone? And if I still have subs in my system will I go into precipitated withdraws? ...
Updated 6 days ago in Methadone.
Fri, Feb 27 '15, 9:33 PM
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 nhtsa.gov, 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... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Subutex.
Fri, Jan 23 '15, 4:11 PM
is methadone after subutex safe?
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Hello my name is kev. I have been consuming about 3 to 6 mg of subutex daily for about 7 months. I'm very eager to eliminate the subutex and start on these methadone. Is it safe to consume methadone 20 mgs the day after taking about 3 mgs of subutex? I heard suboxone was the dangerous one, not subutex and I also heard the taking methadone after subutex is the safe apose to methadone to subutex. Any answers would be highly appreciated. Thank you. ...
Updated 3 months ago in Methadone.
Thu, Nov 27 '14, 5:42 AM
is methadone after subutex safe???
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Hello my name is kev. I have been consuming about 3 to 6 mg of subutex daily for about 7 months. I'm very eager to eliminate the subutex and start on these methadone. Is it safe to consume methadone 20 mgs the day after taking about 3 mgs of subutex? I heard suboxone was the dangerous one, not subutex and I also heard the taking methadone after subutex is the safe apose to methadone to subutex. Any answers would be highly appreciated. Thank you. ## Hello, Kev! How are you? Yes, Suboxone contains Naloxone, along with Buprenorphine, so it neutralizes other narcotics and taking it too close to having taken others could throw you into dangerous precipitated withdrawals. However, Subutex only contains the Buprenorphine. The FDA lists these as being narcotic analgesics, so they have the p... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Methadone.
Mon, Dec 29 '14, 6:48 PM
Methadone to subutex
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I have been taking 30 ml of done for about a month. On tues I m switching to subutex. I was going to take my last dose of done Sunday then take nothing Monday. Go to the dr tues to start subutex. I know I will def be sick by then but want to make sure it's long enough cause I heard the horror story's of not waiting long enough. I've been a H, pill addict for about ten hears. I was on sub for about two years until last spring when I went to rehab. Got sober for a short period and f***ed up making a bad choice starting this cycle again. I think the 48 hours should be long enough. The dr actually said I could take my methadone dose mon but I m not taking the chance ## Since meth is long acting I would give it 2-3 days. ## hope that all worked out for you with the subutex. i saw... ...
Updated 17 days ago in Methadone.
Mon, Feb 16 '15, 8:16 PM
Subutex to Methadone
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I go to the clinic and get methadone but missed a day, so i took a half a subutex. Within 15 min it sent me into immediate withdrawal. How long should i wait to take my methadone again. Is it going to send me into worse withdrawal? ## If you took Subutex, then it did not send you into withdrawals, you are most likely experiencing withdrawal from missing your Methadone, you probably didn't take an equivalent dose of the Subutex. Subutex only contains the opiate Buprenorphine, it doesn't contain the Naloxone like Suboxone does, which is what could cause someone to go into precipitated withdrawals. These medications are listed by the FDA as carrying the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation. You shoul... ...
Updated 11 days ago in Subutex.
Sun, Feb 22 '15, 1:12 PM
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. ...
Updated 1 month ago in Subutex.
Thu, Jan 22 '15, 4:37 AM
can u take subutex after taken 80mg of methadone
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I would like to know cause I take methadone and I've got subutex that a friend gave me but I thought it might hurt me ## I know for certain never to take suboxone..I take 90 mg of methadone and done a quarter of suboxone and litrally died they brung me back but I still have side effects from that nite ## @loco, I have to concur with becca on the fact that it's probably not safe to use either of these drugs within at least a few days of each other. One counteracts the other so much that it could potentially put your body into a life-threatening state of withdrawal (if taken at the wrong time). I have seen testimonies from other people who accidentally attempted this and later paid the price. Apparently when your receptors are filled with methadone, buprenorphine may take the meth... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Subutex.
Sun, Feb 01 '15, 10:39 AM
can u take subutex after using methadone for two days
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I have been on about three quarters of generic subutex pills per day for over a year now. I ran out of subutex and took 40 mg of methadone the first day and 30 mg the next. I now have my subutex and I am wondering how long I should wait to take it... My husband had done this in the past were he only used the methadone a few days and switched right back to subutex the next day ( at least 24 after) . I just wanted to see if anyone else has had any experience with this. I do not want to be sick I've been through precipitated withdrawls before. TIA ## Subutex only contains the narcotic Buprenorphine, it doesn't contain the Naloxone that is in Suboxone, which would cause the precipitated withdrawals. This is a narcotic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side e... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Subutex.
Wed, Jan 14 '15, 4:55 AM
can u take subutex with methadone
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I have been taken about 60 mg of methedone a day for the last three day to come off of herion so I don't go thru withdrawl how long would I have to wait to take a subutext after the methedone ## Hi zach, To help answer your question, a lot of patients recommend having at least a 24 hour gap in between switching over to subutex. However this is only intended to be an estimate since each person may metabolize meds differently. If you start taking the subutex too early, you may not feel much from the buprenorphine right away, but others say that it should kick into gear as you continue treatment. Apparently when your receptors are filled with methadone, buprenorphine may take the methadone off of the receptors and cause precipitated withdrawal syndrome; whereas symptoms that are normal... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Subutex.
Sun, Jan 11 '15, 8:31 PM
round white side with pill one m a how long must you wait b4 taking subutext after taking 4 10 mg of methadone
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have taken 4 10 mg of methadone pills and want to know when i can start taking subutext. b4 that taking 80 mg of oxy's off and on for 3 mo hear you can get very sick with subboxone if taken too soon but with subutext it is different? hear you can take as soon as you go into withdrawl ## That is correct, Suboxone contains Buprenorphine and Naloxone, which counterats opiates and can make you go into withdrawals, the Subutex does not. That said, it is actually the Suboxone that you are supposed to wait until you are in withdrawals to take, so it doesn't cause you to go into them by neutralizing the other opiates you have taken can cause a bad reaction. Subutex is generally started immediately, in place of the narcotics someone is taking and then gradually tapered. Are you seeing a ... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Methadone.
Sat, May 10 '14, 10:09 PM
Switching from methadone to subutex
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I have been on methadone treatment for about 2 years. I originally started going to a clinic and took the liquid. I was at about 200 mg per dose. I couldn't keep going to the clinic, and keep a steady job. I ended up finding a pain management doctor that prescribed me the pill form. We worked out a plan to taper down because methadone is just not good if you want to have energy, an increased libido, sweat, and all the lovely other symptoms. I ended up tapering down to about 60 mg per day then my doctor decided that he wanted me to switch from methadone to subutex. So, we made a plan to get down another 30 mg. I took the 30 mg for a week, then he told me he was ready to prescribe the subutex. My last dose of methadone was Friday morning at 6 a.m. I ended up making it 56 hours before ... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Methadone.
Sun, Feb 01 '15, 11:31 PM
taking subutex properly
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Hi my name is Chloe. I have been on a script now for just over a year. was on methadone. But now am on subutex. Im abit worried as you are meant to let subutex dissolve under your tongue. But I have never been able to do that as I gag and throw up. I crunch them with the front of my teeth and swallow very quickly with water. Can this cause me problems coming off subutex or cause me harm inside my tummy? I was on 6mg 3 tablets daily now im on 2mg 1 tablet daily. Also I keep having spouts of time where im sick every morning badly being sick. No explanation. And then im fine a wk or 2 then the vomiting again. This was my first time being on a script and H was never really my thing, so I do not ever use or take H, and stopping subutex is a must, but am so scared im gonna feel bad in the pro... ...
Updated 17 days ago in Subutex.
Tue, Feb 17 '15, 12:44 AM
Subutex Vs Methadone For Pain Control
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I had an allergic reaction to a medicine that I was prescribed for migraines and on Easter of 2009 I literally died. I flat-lined 3 times and was in a coma for 18 days. Then out of the grace of god a doctor came into my room in the middle of the night and decided to try to Eckmo (sp:) machine on me. IT WORKED! Thank goodness I did wake up and although I had to learn to eat, walk, speak, etc. all over again. All of my organs are 100%. But I ended up with horrible drop foot on both feet and we don't know why, but also horrible bilateral neuropathy. I have been through so many surgeries just so that my feet would actually work so that I could walk again, however we can't seem to control the pain of the neuropathy, because we don't know how I got it. Anyway, I was on 50 mg of th... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Subutex.
Mon, Sep 05 '11, 10:11 PM
how subutex an methadone works together
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Hello I'm trying to go get off opiates but I'm supposed to be on pain meds until further notice from my spine doc at UVA but I fill them and seems like I'm out in 2weeks and I'm tired of my pain is so bad them run out cause I stoke extra a few days so I got a doctor's appt Friday and I go get seen they said I dunno hoe they no but lady said you'll get Subutex An Methadone for pain I'm ready for it long as it can get .mh life back cause seems like all I got on my mind is pills they are taking over my life I think going to get help and want to get the help not denying I got a problem for sure for anyone that has done this pls let me no if it works good as they say I need to hear from ppl that's doing what I'm getting ready to do plz let me no thanks Ken... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Subutex.
Mon, Dec 22 '14, 5:35 AM
I'm on 120mg of methadone can I take subutex
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Hi, I'm currently taking 120mg of methadone which i take 40mg every 8 hours and I've been in the hospital for over 3 months due to a blood infection that has left me almost unable to walk. Now I would have to go to a methadone clinic everyday in order to dose which is impossible with me being in a wheel chair right now. I'm wanting to go back on subutex as I was on this medication before until I needed something stronger for pain. Can I take a low dose of subutex tonight like 12 hours after I last dosed on methadone at 40mg. ## Hell, Jaymee! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're so ill. If you're in the hospital, you shouldn't take anything without doctor's approval, because there may be interactions or problems with something else they have you taking,... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Methadone.
Tue, Dec 09 '14, 4:35 PM
took 20mg methadone when can i take subutex
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I've been taking about 3mg subtext for three months and was going to switch to methadone. Took 20mg today. I've decided it just isn't for me. I want to go back to the subutex. How long do I need to wait to safety take the subutex. ## If you took the methadone while the subutex was still in you system, the subutex would have eliminated the methadone. You should be ok to go back to subs. Do some research first cause im not 100% sure. good luck!!! ...
Updated 12 days ago in Methadone.
Sun, Feb 22 '15, 1:54 AM
subutex dr
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I have been off the opiates for just over a year and lately due to stress I find myself wanting to deal with my issues by self medicating and used subutex to get clean. Suboxen gives me headaches so I need a dr in the oak ridge area who will prescribe subutex before I go down that addiction path again. I have so much going in my favor and don't want to lose all that I've worked to achieve. Please tell me where and who can help. ## Hi im going for a vacation for 3 months to thailand, right now im on subutex treatment and need prescription on subutex to take with me, i contacted some docter in thailand and they only got methadone , so could you help me with prescription for 3 months, my doctor will not write any recept for some reason i dont know ! my vacation will be broken if no... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Subutex.
Fri, Nov 07 '14, 4:39 PM
what is the withdrawl like when your on methadone to subutex
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Please be ware there is no explaining what will happen to you physically and mentally you will wish you where dead and you feel like your going to I was on 80mg of methadone for 1 month I did 1\4 of an ampuill it was the worst experience I don't think they put o the warning labels what happened but it was really BAD ## Hi Pat, Sorry to hear about what happened. Sounds like you had a pretty grueling experience there. And I can only imagine how concerned I would be too, without having any prior warning labels/interactions listed on the packaging to help make sense of what's going on. From what I've read, it's probably not safe to use either of these drugs within at least a week of each other. Taking subutex (buprenorphine) directly after methadone could potentially put you... ...
Updated 17 days ago in Methadone.
Mon, Feb 16 '15, 8:26 PM
going from small dose of subutex to methadone howlongto wait still in pain
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I took 3/4 of subuetc yesterday at 3 pm and the rest at 1/4 at 5 am im still in alot of pain how long before I can take a methadone ...
Updated 22 days ago in Subutex.
Wed, Feb 11 '15, 9:47 AM


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