Side Effects From Taking Soma And Subutex Together

ceeps Says:

What are the side effects of taking Subutex and Soma together?

15 Replies

Earliest Newest Votes
ceeps Says:

Im currently in a suboxone program and taking 24mg/day.. im also on lamictal,prestique,& clonopine 1mg4aday. I've. Had sciatica problems for years family dr prescribed me soma 350 2/DAY BUT Now my suboxone dr wants to cut me down on my suboxone because of the soma. My point is, i have no harmful effects (feeling strange,dizziness,etc.. ).. i dont think its fair that i have to loose one medication because my dr gave me something. That actually HELPS with my bk(sciatica nerve problems)!! What should i do, what should i tell my suboxone dr. To make her understand!!??

Was this helpful? 0
Verwon Says:

Hello, Ceeps! How are you?

Your doctor is perfectly correct in being concerned. Suboxone, Klonopin and Soma can all cause depression of the central nervous system, which could result in shallow breathing, lowered blood pressure and lowered heart rate, which has the potential to be dangerous. It could cause heart or respiratory failure.

Thus, it is only natural for your doctor to want to lower one of them, as a precaution, to avoid putting your life in danger.

Soma may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth.

Both the Suboxone and the Klonopin carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and constipation.

The best thing to do is just be honest with her about how the medications are affecting you and discuss your options.

Does anyone else have any advice to add?

Was this helpful? 1
ceeps Says:

Thats the thing, im not having ANY side effects that you explained.. i cant even tell i took a soma except it helps the pain in my bk dwn my lft leg.. i dnt get dizzy or anything like that.. that's. What im trying to tell her..but everybody is trying to act like they know my body.. i realize there are side effects and all but ....ugh..i just wish the drs wld understand.. just til my insurance will pay for my mri or scan or whatever..& if theres surgery needed thn ill have it.. but id rather take a soma(muscle relaxant) rather thn goin out & taking some strong pain pills!!

Was this helpful? 0
Verwon Says:

I understand, I've dealt with many doctors like that over the years, myself.

So, I really hope you can get her to understand.

Can you post back and keep me updated?

Was this helpful? 0
BOO Says:

I am very worried about my husband and myself. Honestly we don't take subs as prescribed. I need to no all the effects and harm it can do to our body and health if they are not being administered orally? Please someone let me know. I'm goin crazy thinking about it night and day. I don't no when the last time I actually slept all night. Please help with any information u think can help me.

Was this helpful? 0
Lisa Says:

I also take Subutex, soma and klonipin. What other benzo would be better? I have to be on this type of medication or I am paralyzed due to being kidnapped by human traffickers. It did a lot of damage to my brain and body. I am prone to depression. I wonder if I should go back to adivan then.

Was this helpful? 0
Polo Says:

Suboxone, Klonopin and Soma: They are all addictive, interact between then and will complicate your life eventually.
Soma is a muscle relaxant drug not for neuropathy! and is abusable and addictive as the other two you are taking.
The interaction of carisoprodol with essentially all opioids/suboxone, and other centrally acting analgesics. In recreational drug users, deaths have resulted from carelessly combining overdoses of hydrocodone and carisoprodol. Another danger of misuse of carisoprodol and opiates is the potential to aspirate while unconscious.
Do you want sobriety?
The Suboxone has to be decrease or you will be at risk of complications, tolerance and cravings and eventually relapse.
Soma is quite dangerous and there is no indication for sciatica

Was this helpful? 0
Peanutsmom07 Says:

I do think that you should be back on the Ativan as it's not as sedating at klonopin (sp?). My docs have had me on Ativan for over 15 years for anxiety/depression and refuse to change me to xanax or klonopin for fear of my breating slowing down too much. Good luck and I hope that you find the right med for you.

Was this helpful? 0
Robin Says:

I have been on soma and oxy for 15 years. Now I moved back to California from South Dakota and they won't give me my meds. I have frobromyalgia and six types of arthritis, plus a lot more. I am in so much pain I scream. Can barely walk. Working on pain management, but I've have had to sign up with two different insurance company's. I don't live anymore I exist. I wish someone could help me. I was on six oxys a Day and eight somas ,two four times aday. I want so bad to even do dishes. Does anyone understand?

Was this helpful? 0
Robin Says:

Do not take Suboxen and Soma pills together. The whole purpose of Suboxen is to send a message to the nerve ending stopping the pain. If you take another narcotic Suboxen will make you vomit . No drugs when your on Suboxen. Your doctor should have told you that before prescribing Suboxen. If you quit the Suboxen you will need to go to rehab for 3 months. That should tell you how powerful that medicine is. I know all of this because I went through it with Suboxen.

Was this helpful? 0
Mee Says:

Re: Polo (# 7) Expand Referenced Message

Tell it like it is.??. I think this post is hella old

Was this helpful? 1
Polo Says:

Carisoprodol (Soma) and Buprenorphine (Suboxone or Subutex) both increase sedation. Use Caution and you will need Monitoring. The sedation will interfere with your capacity to function, drive, operate machinery or even enjoy life. Being sedated will make you prone to accidents. And there is risk of accidental overdose/death, forgetfulness, taking the pills several times thinking you have not taken them... The brain does not like to be sedated, it will fight it by activating mechanism to be alert and when it happens you will not feel the effect of medications (tolerance) and will pursue more until your brain can not keep you alert and you most likely will die.

Was this helpful? 0
ronan wilson Says:

Best way to take Soma is to take it according to doctor prescription and directions as i have seen many complaining about it's side-effects and addiction but I didn't go went through any side-effects and addictions when I was on Soma medication.

Was this helpful? -1
Jenn Says:

Re: Verwon (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

I have to agree, the combo you are on is a dangerous mix. All of them can drastically reduce the amount of oxygen in your body and can actually cause you to have central sleep apnea, which can be deadly without treatment. My methadone has caused me to have a very serious case of central sleep apnea and I am at a low dose, too. My advice is to have a honest heart to heart with your doctor about your feelings on dropping something that works for you. Perhaps she would agree to just reduce the dose first to see how you do? Give it a try though, these medications have synergistic properties that can make a drug act much stronger when mixed with another drug, like benzos and opiates for example. I am sure your doc is only worried, but still discuss all this so you can be safe while deciding what changes to make. You have rights, too!!!!!! Good luck!!!!

Was this helpful? 1
ronan wilson Says:

There can be several side-effects of Soma pills if not taken according to doctor's guidelines and directions.Although i have not experience any side-effects when i was on Soma medication and am very happy about it.One should be very careful about it consumption.

Was this helpful? 0

More Discussions:

Side Effects Of Taking Lyrica And Morphine Together

I am taking morphine sul 100 bid and lyrica 200 bid. ive been taking this for quit awhile but recently was increased to ...

can taking statins and citalypram together cause any unwanted side effects

My father is taking both of these tablets and has no energy he says his head feels very "wooly" He has allsorts ...

Taking subutex and percocet together

My doctor just put me on subutex along with percocet. I've been on percocet for yrs for severe and chronic migraines...

any reports of negative effects taking lyrica and meclizine together

I ask because yesterday I went on a sail boat and to not get sea sick I took a meclinzine and another three hours later ...

side effects when take together phentermine and warfarin

Can phentermine and warfarin be taken together. I'm taking warfarin because of bilateral knee replacements 5 wks ago...

Side effects of Cilacar10 and Atorvastatun together?

Mother 69 yrs chronic dry cough 3 months..changed bp medication from pinom20 to cilacar 2 months back no improvement in ...

Side Effects Of Takng Lipitor And Lyrica Together

Is it dangerous taking Lipitor and Lyrica together, same day. ## I didn't find any interactions listed between the t...

side effects of thyroxine sodium and wafarin when taken together

i have pulmonary embolism for the last 18 months and have been taking warfarin 10mg sometime 12 mg depending on the INR ...

azithral 500 and Combiflam Together, any side effects?

I am 70 years age and am prescribed Azithral 500 mg tablets for 6 days-one tablet each night. Due to my Arthritis proble...

side effects from taking Althea Pills

i stopped using Althea on my second pack becoz i can't bear anymore the constant hunger pangs, terrible dizziness, v...