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Doctors in Michigan that prescribe methadone

I'm interested in finding a private doctor's office (not a clinic) that will prescribe methadone. I can't afford these clinics! Does anyone know of a doctor??? ## I am a full time student and a single mother, I need assistance in finding a doctor who prescribes methadone because with my schedule and transportation I cannot go to the Methadone Clinic anymore. ## Katy did What do you take methadone for? If you take it for opiate addiction, you won';t be able to find a doctor to prescribe it for you because a doctor can only write it for chronic pain. As for money, by the time you pay to see a doctor (Pain managment is a specialty) it will cost you more than going to the clinic. Most pain managment doctors charge $100.00+ each month plus the medication, and another problem ...

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Rhodes/Purdue buprenorphine hcl 8mg RP b8 vs Roxanne 54 411

I have made the switch from the 8mg films to 8mg buprenorphine tablets only. With all the research I've done and experience I do my best to stay away from actavis mylan and nowadays sandoz. I noticed everyone has enjoyed the Roxanne now westward generics amongst hi-tech coming in second/mylan. I have no experience with mylan bup and don't want to take the risk even as mylan has always been a waste imo. I'm not a fan of allergan (actavis) taking over watson so depending on the drug dispenses I most stay away. There are as of now 7 manufacturers of generic buprenorphine hcl 8mg (generic subutex). They are in order of my preferred with not much experience except with brand name: *roxanne (now westward pharma)- 54 411 *hi tech- 8 ^(arrow) *mylan- M924 *teva (allergen/activas own...

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Generic Suboxone which is better cvs or walgreens

who has been suboxone CVS or walgreens.I know thwy are generic but which is better of the two ## You're really asking a subjective question, because a generic that works well for one person may not work that well for you and vice-versa. What you really need to discover is which one works best for you. Learn more Suboxone details here. Have you had problems with any that you've tried? ## Walgreens or CVS has the exact same thing when it comes to suboxen, not sure what dose you are on but an 8mg suboxen strip will have 6mg of buprenorphine and 2mg of naloxone. ## The difference between the two.... Walgreens has the orange generics and cvs has the white generics. I had both and imo, they're exactly the same. But if I had to choose, I would go with walgreens only bc in my head I...

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Withdrawal From Opiates And Using Suboxone

I've been abusing vicodin and percocet for over 7 years. I'm fed up with it all, but terrified BEYOND TERRIFIED of telling my doctor about it, for fear of losing my kids. I turned to a friend who takes Suboxone and she is helping me enormously......I'm on day 4 of only 4 mg per day. Anyone know if I go through the "proper channels" if I will lose my kids over this? I'd much rather be doing it under a doctor's care, but my friend helping me was pretty blunt and said that she had to LIE about the amount she was taking in order to get help in the first place. I've tried cold turkey many times and got scared to death when it lasted for more than a week...normally withdrawals were only lasting me a few days. I'm in over my head, and trying everything in my...

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Price of Suboxone with no insurance

Hi, I been on suboxone for 3 years and I'm on 3 strips a day, my insurance Aetna better health the worst company out there would pay 6 months at a time then my Dr would have to send them papers and this time they don't want to cover it, all they tell me on the phone is Aetnas pharmacy said it's not needed, and the Dr might not be sending the paper work they need, my appointment is Monday and I have not been able to get a hold of my Dr. My appointment cost 110 and I was just seeing does anyone know how much the generic brand is, even if I have to try to go down to 2 a day, or is there another option. I'm out of work due to illness and I don't know how I'm going to be able to get it but any information would be so helpful even if I have to buy a little at a time, t...

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How long after you stop Suboxone do you have withdrawal symptoms?

My 63y/o mother survived chemo and radiation for throat cancer but was unable to stop the morphine 15mg twice a day without horrible withdrawal symptoms. Her MD put her on Suboxone 8mg/2mg once a day in June. She even took half the strip on most days and the doctor was very pleased and anticipated that she would be able to stop altogether in November. She unfortunately had a stroke 14 days ago and has been in the hospital. The first 7 days she was confused from the stroke but now she is weak and forgetful but is no longer disoriented. She told me tonight that she thought she needed her Suboxone. She said she thought she was going thru withdrawal. I was floored. She is not having any outward signs of withdrawal: no back/stomach pain, no nausea/vomiting, no sweating or tremors. Isn't ...

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Withdrawal from opiates

Why do you think docs prescribe Suboxone or Methadone for opiate withdrawal, make patients stay on it until they are completely addicted to it for years, then have to treat them to come off it? Why don't they treat a 5 day opiate withdrawal with a benzo to sleep, clonidine, gabapentin, trazodone for a week or two instead. It would sure help society not be addicted to Suboxone. Worst drug ever. ## Most people, even if they are addicted, can't just take a ton of medications to try and sleep through their withdrawals and be out of work for that length of time. Treatment with Suboxone or Methadone enables them to still work and be productive, while undergoing addiction treatment and, unlike Methadone, Suboxone usually enables most people to eventually become completely drug free, al...

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Naltrexone Uses & Availability

Do they still make and/or use this antagonist? I hear a lot of people talk about Naloxone. I thought Naloxone was for overdose and Naltrexone was a stronger antagonist or what they say is a "blocker". ## I take low-dose naltrexone for MECFS, so my dose is 0.5 mg not the 50 mg of the usual tablet. I get it from a compounding pharmacy and they make it with pure Naltrexone powder they get from China or India or something. People must be taking the 50 mg tablets though because I know the pharmacies carry those still, some compounding pharmacies will be able to get your LDN covered by insurance by getting a 50 mg tablet for making it your correct dose, so I know it’s still exists. I just don’t know anybody who takes it.

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Did They Stop Making The Roxane 54 411 Buprenorphine?

I have been getting the generic Subutex Roxane brand 54 411 Buprenorphine tablets for months now from Walmart pharmacy and the past two times I've gotten my prescription filled there, I was given a different generic made by Hi Tech with an 8 and an arrow. I asked them why the change because those little tablets just are not the same and they said the Roxane ones could not be ordered. I called around to other pharmacies I have gotten my prescription filled at before also and was also told that the Mylan M 924s can no longer be ordered either. What's going on with the Roxane and Mylan Buprenorphine tablets? Did they stop making them or is there some kind of shortage? I had the choice of getting the small Hi Tech tablets which seem alot less potent than the Roxane or the Actavis 15...

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Can both zopiclone and suboxone be taken together?

Can zopiclone and suboxone be taken together. I have been on zopiclone for years and just about to start suboxone for ptsd and chronic pain ## Hello, Julie! How are you? While they can be taken together, in theory, and should only cause more dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea, than taking them alone, according to the NIH, Suboxone can be very tricky, so it would be best to double check with your doctor to be sure. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have been on zoplicone for 7 years and started Suboxone 20 days ago. I noticed I only have to take half the dose I use to and it works just as good if not better for helping me sleep as the full dose did. ## The white oblong 10mg and 20mg tablets are generally counterfeit. Nothing in them.

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Generic Subutex/Buprenorphine. Ranking from best to worst.

This is for people who actually take Subutex for the intended purpose for which it is used. So if you actually take the medication sublingually, this thread will help you. I have been taking buprenorphine for three and a half years now. This is what I have found: (8mg) Best: Actavis 153/half moon (orange) Middle: Roxanne 54/411 (white) Worst: Hi-Tech 8/arrow Again, this is for people who take medication as prescribed. You can actually break the medication in half and put it and the front of your lip like dip & chewing tobacco. It will take longer for it to dissolve like this but you will get much much more of the bupe. ## Does keeping the leftover saliva\bupe mixture under your toung for longer periods help at all? I try not to swallow the bupe-liva for 30 min.+...but it's a pai...

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taking suboxone and phenergan

need to kno if i can take 4mg suboxone ang 50mg phenergan? ## My findings state that there are potentially unsafe interactions that apply to the active ingredients in each of those medications. Quoted below are the precautions you should be aware of: "Using promethazine (phenergan) together with buprenorphine (suboxone) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any me...

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Subutex 460 vs 54 411

Does the Buprenorphine 8mg 460 work as well as 54 411's? I'm curious as I've seen other imprints, just not 460. Please let me know if they are better or worse. ## BETTER. The only thing is they taste a tad worse. I use 1mg a day and these are slightly smaller and worker slightly better in my opinion. ## Among other influential factors, some people may respond better or worse to the different binders/fillers upon switching from one tablet to the next. That said, the only true way to compare efficacy is to go through trial and error with both versions yourself and not solely based off someone else's feedback. Inactive ingredients in the 460 pill are: Lactose Monohydrate, Mannitol, Povidones, Anhydrous Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Magnesium Stearat...

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EKG and Methadone Dosage

I've been on 195 for 6 years now. They just brought back annual EKG and peak and through for those over 150. My QTC is 453 which is borderline I know. Curious if anyone has been taken down in their Methadone dose due to an EKG and what their QTC score was?

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Pharmacies that carry Buprenorphine made by Mylan or Roxanne 54 411

I've been taking Buprenorphine 8mg for 3 1/2 years now, all of a sudden every pharmacy in our area (that I know of) has switched the manufacturer they are order from, frustrating to me as I just seem to see a difference all though there shouldn't be. Does anyone know a pharmacy that still carries bup mg with the imprint 54 411? ## Same here. Every store is on backorder for the past 7 days. I'm from mid south Pa. ## Same here!!! I'm from Salt Lake City, Utah, and I've been on it for 8 years now. It started a month ago, when the pharmacies were on back order for 54 411, and now it's EVERY TYPE of generic Buprenorphine from every manufacturer. Last week, I went to fill my script, and people were fighting over ONE BROKEN TABLET!!! I wish pharmacies, manufacturers, an...

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Subutex to Methadone

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...

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I need a doctor to prescribe me Subutex for pain

Please help me I've been on this medicine since I was a child I am now 40 years old I need to find a doctor in Charleston South Carolina that will prescribe me Subutex for pain not for addiction. I've lost my job my quality of life is non existent. Doctors will write me a script for oxycottin, opiates before they'll treat my pain with subutex. Please if anyone reads this & can tell me where im forever in your debt. Opiates; I won't do that I refuse to do that please help me!!!! ## Subutex is an opiate, just like the others, it contains the active ingredient Buprenorphine. Ref: Subutex Information The FDA warns that it also carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. It tends to...

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suboxone drs that take medicaid in arkansas

I'm needing to find a Suboxone Dr in Arkansas that will accept Medicaid. Or at least has some type of payment plan help. Also, can you use Arkansas Medicaid at a Suboxone Dr in Mississippi? ## Medicaid will not pay for opioid addiction or dependence treatment in Arkansas unless the provider is an RSPMI provider. There is one in Heber Springs but you must have a referral from your Medicaid PCP. Jonesboro Clinic (870-932-6883) sees patients who have Medicaid and charges reasonable fees. ## I need a Suboxone doctor in Little Rock that accept qualchoice insurance ## I desperately need a doctor to treat me for panic disorder (Ativan) and opiate addiction (Suboxone). I can never find a dr. for both. I live in West Memphis, Arkansas and I have Arkansas blue cross. ## I had a Suboxone Dr wh...

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Generic Buprenorphine 54 411 vs M 924

I've been going to a clinic for almost a year now and each time I get prescribed 8mg Subutex. When I would fill my prescription I would receive 54 411 white tablets. Today when I picked it up I got M 924 white tablets. The only difference I've found is the manufacturer. The manufacturer for the 54 411 is ROXANE and for the M 924 is MYLAN. Are they pretty much the same pill just different imprint/manufacturer? ## I'm trying to figure out the same issue!! ## Yes, these tablets are just manufactured by different companies, which so very common with generics. The FDA classifies this medication as an opiate that is most commonly used to treat drug addiction. It has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and c...

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subutex doctors warner robins ga

My name is ryan. I live in Warner robins ga and I am desperate need of a doctor jn my area who will be willing to prescribe me buprenorphine without the naloxone in it. It's called subutex. I have been on Suboxone for a long time and I have no insurance and low income and i have two kids that I support. I know subutex is way cheaper than Suboxone and I need the cheapest I can get. Thank you ## Hello, Ryan! How are you? Unfortunately, the new directives from the DEA tell them not to do so, unless it's a woman who's pregnant, or someone with a verified allergy to Naloxone. Thus, most doctors are going to refuse the switch. The FDA classifies this medication as an opiate, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsine...

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