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Does Belbuca 600mcg film contain any naloxone? ## No, it does not contain any Naloxone. The active ingredient is: Buprenorphine Buccal Film Inactive Ingredients: - Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (280 MpA.S At 5%) - Titanium Dioxide - Peppermint Oil - Propylene Glycol - Sodium Benzoate - Methylparaben - Propylparaben - Ferric Oxide Yellow - Anhydrous Citric Acid - Alpha Tocopherol Acetate - Sodium Phosphate, Monobasic, Anhydrous - Sodium Hydroxide - Polycarbophil - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (90000 WAWM) - Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium (0.7 Carboxymethyl Substitution Per Saccharide; 38 MPA.S At 2%) - Saccharin Sodium Source: DailyMed

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Is there a certain mg that one should be taking when starting on Belbuca? ## Ideally, your doctor should determine the dose based on your pain levels, as well as your response to similar medications. The manufacturer, and FDA recommend starting with the lowest possible effective dosage, for the shortest possible treatment duration. The FDA also warns that Belbuca carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, and headache. Ref: What dosage has your doctor suggested?

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Has anyone else been prescribed Belbuca? I'm unable to have any other opiates prescribed to me and now I'm on this med. I'm surprised how well it works after a few adjustments to get the dosage right. I'm currently on 600 mcg 2x day. I have lots of back issues and I used to take Hyslinga 30 mg x 2 day and oxycodone 10 mg 5x day. This stuff is much easier to manage then the pills, and the pain relief is great.. ## That's awesome, so very glad that it is working so well for you, since it tends to be hit or miss for some people. The FDA warns that Belbuca does carry the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, and headache. Is anyone else also experiencing good results on this medication? ## The dosage ...

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My doctor gave me the Belbuca to replace the norcos. Which one is better/stronger: Belbuca 150mg strip or norco 10-325? ## Hi Connie, Because Belbuca (Buprenorphine) and Norco are two different meds, there's no accurate way to compare their efficacy without having already taken both medications yourself to know how your body reacts/responds to each one. Some people say that they get efficient pain relief from Buprenorphine, while others suggest that it does nothing for their pain. There are also many variables to consider, such as the inactive ingredients that may affect bioavailability (or how well the tablet is absorbed and metabolized). Some of these pills have tons of binders/fillers and others have very little. Different manufacturers also use better or worse quality ingredient...

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I've been taking 30-40 mg of oxycodone #100 tabs per month for two years. Today my pain management doctor says "I'm not longer writing any pain meds except this, belbuca." He gives me 30 tabs of Tylenol #4 to take for withdrawal while pharmacy orders in new drug. He is starting me on 450 mcg films bid. Aren't I facing serious withdrawal symptoms and a long weekend and 2. Should I be worried about respiratory depression at that starting dose? ## @Kim, Sorry to hear about your situation. For starters, I feel that it's best to just focus on remaining calm and not worry yourself to the point of stressing over things that may not occur. I think the doctor recommended the 450mcg films because in his medical expertise it seemed appropriate. However, you should always co...

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My doc took me off 5mg methodone 5 times a day and replaced it with 75 mcg Belbuca twice a day. Then left town with no backup doc. I'm not getting good coverage and its of course the weekend. Anyone know what the Buprenorphine equivalent of 25 mg of methodone is? ## I'm sorry that you're in pain. There aren't really any conversions for going from Methadone to a different opiate. Methadone is also notorious for causing withdrawal and rebound symptoms, if someone stops it abruptly, so that could be what's happening to you. Have things improved? The FDA classifies this medication as 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. It may just take a few weeks,...

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