Does Pain Killers Help Methadone Withdraws

Updated

I have been taking Methadone for two years, but i want to get off of this medication and start taking Suboxone. Can I take Suboxone a day after I took my methadone? If not, can I take pain killers to help with the methadone withdraws until I start taking the suboxone?

5 Replies

Earliest Newest Votes
1

No, in order to start Suboxone, whether for drug addiction, or for pain, you have to be in full active withdrawal from all other narcotics.

Suboxone contains the active ingredients Buprenorphine and Naloxone. The Naloxone helps neutralize other opiates to prevent their abuse, when someone is using it for addiction treatment. If you take it too close to the time period you are taking other narcotic analgesics, it can throw you into dangerous withdrawals.

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Suboxone/­

Is there anything else I can help with?

Was this helpful? 1
2

I missed my clinic today and I am on 80 mg of methadone so I bought 8 10 mg pills but I never took them before are they gonna work the same as my reg clinic visit or will I still feel sick cause it's not the actually liquid????

Was this helpful? 0
3

Nanina, the answer to that question is no, as long as they are truly that medicine, just no that the liquid is absorbed more quickly into the blood stream. I would caution you thow that 80mg of Methadone is a high dose...if I were you, I would try to manage cutting down a bit. I speak from experience...Methadone has that cumulative affect, it doesn't take much to destroy the liver, as well as accidental overdosing! I speak from experience! If you are truly serious about staying clean, I would suggest Suboxone treatment as an alternative to Methadone!

Was this helpful? 0
4

Yes you can take the #8 10MG methadone pills.. THEY ARE THE EXACT SAME THING AS THE LIQUID THAT YOUR GIVIN AT THE CLINIC... The only difference is when taking a pill it takes up to 30/45 minutes to dissolve ' enter into your bloodstream; where when you "Dose at the Clinic" the liquid version only gets into your bloodstream much faster....

Was this helpful? 0
5

The general wait is 18 hours and you should be good to go.its not just suboxone that stops withdrawals. Others work well as HiRotation slightly lowers tolerance. Codeine does not work but dihydrocodeine does.

Was this helpful? 0

More Discussions:

Methadone / Help for pain

I am on 58 mg of Methadone and I have been on it for a year. It does not help with pain for me, and I did this on my own...

1 REPLY
canada-methadone for pain help

changing from Methadone for pain to Suboxone for pain. Pain clinc is trying to pass the buck, I cant find a GP in or aro...

1 REPLY
L.A. Help finding pain doc to ween off methadone

Hello, I'm a 24 year old female and was put on methadone years ago by a money hungry so called doctor. I have a legi...

1 REPLY
Need help finding a doctor that will prescribe methadone for pain management in West Tennessee

I have a unique situation. I am a recovering addict with severe chronic pain. I have really bad scoliosis that's in ...

66 REPLIES
Need Help Finding Doctor To Prescribe Either Oxycodone Vicodin Or Methadone 10mg For My Chronic Pain

I have been suffering from chronic pain for 7 years and have always been on and off pain meds from tylenol 3 to 90mg met...

507 REPLIES
My Dr. who prescribed me 150mg a day of methodone since 2000 quit his practice. Does anyone know a pain Dr.that prescribes methadone in kansas city

My Dr. who prescribed me 150mg a day of methodone pill form since 2000. He informed me today it was his last day and qui...

66 REPLIES
addicted to pain killers.... help???

Hello i'm 25 year old female so here i go.... i was prescribed hydrocodone 5/325 for tooth pain about a year ago tha...

3 REPLIES
I need help getting benzodiazepines in North Carolina or i'm afraid I will be back on pain killers

I must have called 20 or more doctors today. None of them will prescribe me benzodiazepines such as Klonopin at all. I&#...

50 REPLIES
my mother had a stroke. she's complaining of this pain in her upper arms and no pain killers is working. will synap forte help

pain in upper arms ## Well, there are no guarantees that any medication will actually help anyone, so there is really no...

2 REPLIES
does methadone wear off if you sleep

I take 70mg of methadone every morning as maintenance to stay off of H. Sometimes I get tired and want to take a nap and...

33 REPLIES