On Fentanyl - How Long To Wait To Take Suboxone

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painwarrior Says:
i am on 100 mcg fentanyl patch every 48 and given the certain amount of waste each month with one or more galling off and whatnot i keep a couple suboxone from an old script on hand. how long should i wait to take a half an eight mg sub.??? thank you in advance

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Verwon Says:
To prevent them falling off, you might want to try using some waterproof medical tape to help keep them on, they also sell a clear sticky patch that can be used over them and it is fine to do so, unless your doctor has given you specific instructions not to.

Learn more Fentanyl details here.

Learn more Suboxone details here.

As to the Suboxone, along with the narcotic Buprenorphine, it also contains Naloxone, which is used to help prevent the abuse of other opiates, while someone is under treatment with it, thus you have to be in full withdrawal, before you take it, or it can throw you into severe, dangerous withdrawals.

So, you'd have to wait a few days, until you are in miserable withdrawals from the Fentanyl, before you can take Suboxone and then, to return to the Fentanyl, you'd have to wait several days after taking the Suboxone, which means that doing this is probably going to cause more trouble than it's worth.

Are there any other questions or comments?

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painwarrior Says:
Thank you...the tegaderm i have tried but are a bit expensive for my budget. I have decided if one comes off i will just where the next one for 72 hours instead of 48. I don't want to have to go thru a whole ordeal...plus it wasn't given to me by doc so drug interactions are a favor. A friend gave me 7 and said they were good for pain but i am not onto taking chances and defined.ity not into withdrawl. However after 2 and a half months on the fentanyl i am beginning to experience extreme fatigue...was on methadone and oxycodone/oxymorphone for eight years and never had this before. Not sure if this med is for me. Do you have personal experience w this medication?

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sickboy Says:
I was on fentanyl 100 patch also, I took my first suboxone 20 hours after I removed it an was feeling so much better! Don't believe what all these wanna be doctors tell you.If you waited 48 to 72 hours to take one you've gone through the worst part and shouldn't take anything.Good luck on what ever you decide!

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chaos Says:
Been on oxy Ir, mscontin, allthose,but nowi'mon my 3rd day of fentynol 50mgsand I have hd times wher I cannot cannot keep y eyes open. Im thinking my body is just getting used to them..

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Matty M. Says:
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Hey Sick Doc " no bad pun I tented . After 2 years of 16 my of sub strips my pain receptors are all bleeped up. I just wanted to feel I depressed for at least one day in my misrable life from opiates to subs so I took 3 50mcg patch s sucked on one and planted the others they get u high real quick has in not depressed high but wear off in an hour. The strange part is I was an alcoholic for 25 years without the dope I never needed it even for a broken leg beer and Tylenol did wonders on the brain then one minor finger surgery where I had no choice to take Oxys and with in a year I lost my craving for alchoal I never thought in my dreams that would happen. It's been 3 years since I drank and I want to but afraid cause at the end of my drinking I was getting hangovers by my third drink and even 6 blues at the time wouldn't get rid of the pain. It's a strange brain we all have I know you would agree that even though I can't give a percentage some of the withdrawal pain is in your head. I'm not proud of taking fentanyl to get high and for what a temporary high that wears off quicker than blues when you suck on the patches . Well keep up the great advice cause real mds have no idea what pain meds really to people. Need to be a user or an abuser to really show just cause . Take care Doc" thanks for reading I hope!!

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Teo Says:
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I took A half of a Subutex 8 hours ago, will I be ok to put the patch on right now

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mitzy Says:
can i take 2mg seboxine after i took off 100mcg fentynol patch 8hrs ago starting to feel withdrawel

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j Says:
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Yes The naloxone in suboxone will put u in withdrawal but only if u take one within 1 through about 10hours after u take off the patch or stop taking methadone within at least a day they say that it could kill u if u take a suboxone within like a couple weeks but that is overkill i was always good within a day or two easy with done im not quite sure about the fentanyl as much as i am the methadone. Naloxone is some nasty business i overdosed on methadone and xanax they shot me up with pure naloxone and adrenaline and the paddles but the naloxone was the worst its like going through a week of withdrawels all at once its gnarly. but this is just my experience and advice take or leave it.

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jenny Says:
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How long were you on the 100 patch? A year at least before you say 20 hours is ok

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mike Says:
My last fentanyl patch was 24 hours how long until I can take subboxin please reply thanks .

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Sanders 0417 Says:
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I took a sub 8mg 7 hours ago. How long until I can do me 100mg fentanyl patch and feel the full effect....? Plz Harry some1 and let me know plz.

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Need to be safe Sally Says:
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Question: For the first time today I tried Fentanyl for my pain. I cut a 75mcg fentanyl patch in half and put one have one my arm and stored the rest away. I wore the half a patch for about 11-12 hours and just took it off. Would it be okay to take a piece of a suboxone strip in 10-12 hours for pain and withdrawal? Or how long do I have to wait to take the suboxone after taking the patch off?

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jr from michigan Says:
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Warning! I just went through this yesterday. I was on fentanyl for a month 100 mg a day. Took my patches off saturday night well technically monday morning about 1 or 2 am. I dosed again till about 4 am so that i could sleep through the night. monday afternoon at about 2pm i took my first dose of suboxone about 20mg. Within ten minutes i began to spiral out of control. i didn't know what was happening but it was scary as s***. diarrhea, sweating profusely, severe pain, anxiety, uncontrollable shaking, restless leg syndrome, and all making normal withdrawal seem like a walk in the park. so i immediately hit the web and found out it was called precipitated withdrawal.. found lot of advice. most say ride it out it will get better and it does. the drug web sure says to take more in small intervals until symptoms dissipate, tried did not work! and most say DON'T DO IT. its now been at least 36 hours no opiates and 24 hours since last dose of suboxone. my symptoms have improved marginally but dr recommends waiting another 24/48 hours before taking again. the pharmacist said to take again 24 hours from last dose and should be fine, but doesn't give a 100 percent that i won't react again. so I'm now in normal withdrawal, which take it from me is a cake walk compared to precipitated withdrawal and am trying to hold out another day because the alternative is way worse. So moral of story is WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE IN FULL FLEDGED WITHDRAWAL NOT JUST STARTING TO FEEL WITHDRAWAL BEFORE TAKING SUBOXONE OR ANY DRUG CONTAINING BUPRENOPHINE. TRUST ME LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE! you will spare yourself the most horrendous crisis you could ever experience. if this keeps one person from experiencing precipitated withdrawal i have done so so much good. I had experience with suboxone and had never been aware of this aspect of it so take heed!

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Steven 1 Says:
been on duradesic patch for 2 yrs 25mcgs every 72 hrs ,, moved bk to ky,,oh i was in MO whenprescribed!! Ky drs don't give NOTHING!!!! Especialy'At KDMC in Ashland KY!!! Have'nt had a patchonin over a week! Can i take a 'Quarter piece od Suboxone now w/outgoing into(PW's) IHope!! TysvmFor Your Answers n 'God Bless!!! ' Steven!!,

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bdoubleog Says:
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I live in olive hill KY dude, I know they don't give s***. I get fent patches n I have ripped one off n literally took a half a sub twenty mins later n it didn't hurt me.

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jr from michigan Says:
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If i were you i would wait absolutely no less than 36 hours from when you remove patch. you have to account for the time it takes for it to work in through your skin and into your bloodstream and then out again. generally when you feel the onset of withdrawal is when you're safe to take suboxone. and take it from me you do not want to jump the gun on that. my last transition was from fentanyl and percocet to suboxin and I only waited 24 hours and immediately went into precipitated withdrawals. trust me my friend you've never felt any kind of withdrawal like precipitated withdrawal. it basically packs 3 days were the withdrawal symptoms into 12 hours. despite what anyone tells you once you're in that state there's nothing you can do about it except ride it out. so my advice is be sure you feel really really lousy before you take suboxone. that's the only sure fire way to know that you're ready to make the transition because that means the opiates are no longer at your opiate receptors and therefore can allow the burprenophine to take its place at the opiate receptors. good luck and be careful

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Mindy Says:
Can I ask you if I'm already in withdrawal from taking oxi 120 mg twice a day and haven't had that in three days and borrowed the patch to help ease w/d pain.....and it's not really working .....have all symptoms of withdrawal ....and I take the patch off at 1pm and my withdrawals are getting worse by the minute... can I take the subs one by 1 in the afternoon?

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Storm Says:
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After about 140 mg or less a day oxycodone habit, I was given 3 fentanyl patches 50 mg I wore these for about 6 days. I've been clean now for 55 hrs. About an hour or so ago I took about 1 mg of suboxone. I feel about the same,except a very slight headache which I used to get when taking subs before. Anybody know if its safe to take more?

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Waiting4theSun Says:
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Go ahead and take another (1)mg. Try to do it with as low a dose of sub as possible. People, including dr's, take and prescribe way too high of dosages of bupe and then the patient can't get off the subs. You should be able to stabilize at 3mg or less having been in 50mcg patches. I have quite a bit of experience with these topics if you need assistance. Good luck.

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Storm Says:
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Waiing for the sun , thanks! I am now at 68 hrs. I. Will take some more as soon as I have coffee. I slept well. Thank you. Your right! 1 mg and I don't feel good but I'm able to sleep!

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