Active Ingredient(s): Buprenorphine
FDA Approved: * October 8, 2002
Category: Opioid Dependence

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Subutex Overview

Buprenorphine/naloxone, sold under the brand name Suboxone among others, is a combination medication that includes buprenorphine and naloxone.[2] It is used to treat opioid use disorder together with counselling.[2][3] It decreases withdrawal symptoms for about 24 hours.[4] Buprenorphine/naloxone is available for use under the tongue or in the cheek.[1] Side effects may include respiratory depression (decreased breathing), small pupils, sleepiness, and low blood pressure.[2] Risk of overdose ...

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Subutex question for someone that really really really knows!
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Looooong read. I warn you now :) Ok. PLEASE don't explain how it works or what it does. Save yourself the time. I am extremely familiar with how it works and what it does. But I have a question that's been on my mind for many moons, forever actually (10 plus years) and I can't seem to get a straight answer to it no matter how many times I ask it and where I ask it. I am asking it here for the first time. Just always get the usual, familiar rhetoric explaining to me how it works and where it binds and what it does, blah blah blah, but no one ever can explain the "why" behind all this wonderful science! And at the end have one first hand case PROVING what I'm questioning to be true. Ok so follow. So if buprenorphine is stronger than and has a higher affinity than l...
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will subutex cause miscarriage
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I was on suboxone when i found out i was pregnant so they switched me to subutex but at 6wks 5 days i was told i had a large subchrionic hemerage behind my placenta and my babys sack and the babys heart was staying aroubd 100 instead of the normal 110 and higher. I went back at 8 weeks 5 days and they said my baby had no heart beat i was devastated! I got to reading my paper work and it said in it pregnancy complications due to subutex intake but they told me it was nothing i done. Im so confused did i kill my baby by taking the subutex this is killing me please help me! ## Hello, Kerry! How are you? I am so very sorry for your loss. Subutex is the preferred medication for use during pregnancy, so no, most likely it was nothing you did. As a matter of fact, in many cases, one can only r...
Updated 10 hours ago.
How do you take Subutex? Swallow or put under tongue to dissolve?
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I have a friend who takes suboxone & recently got a subutex given to him. I take suboxone myself but ive never heard of subutex until couple days ago. I would like to know how is subutex supposed to be taken? Under your tongue or do u swallow it? I am worried about my friend & i have searched every site possible on information on subutex but none of these sites say how it is suppose to be taken. what are the side effects of subutex? why do doctors give pregnant women subutex & not suboxone during pregnancy? i need to know any & all information on subutex. i have hidden the pill from my friend until i can try 2 find some information on it & he has been sick but i dont want anything bad to happen to him.also is subutex a small white round pill with number 8 on one side...
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White pill with DRA on one side and a line on the other
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Can somebody please help me identify a white round pill marked DRA & scored line on other .... was told it was a subutex? But all I can seem to find about it is kids motion sickness (Dramamine for kids) ## That is correct, it is manufactured by Contract Pharmacal Corporation and contains 25mgs of Dimenhydrinate, which is a generic or store brand of Dramamine for children. (NDC 63029-0904) The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Took my first subutex 8mg have questions about following up
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I took my 1st 1/2 of an 8mg subutex sublingually this morning at 10. I felt some pain relief in 20ish mins, felt safe enough to take the other half an hour-ish later. I usually take 30mg oxycodone 4 times a day but have been out for 4 days, but I refilled my script this evening. Question being..... When is it safe to take the oxycodone & when will I be able to feel the effects? Honestly it was AMAZING for my pain, but the pain relief effort wore off about an hour ago. I'd appreciate honest responses from people that have been in my shoes, not copy & pasting, please. Thanks! ## Chick with questions, I've been on Suboxone for 4yrs now. The right way to do it is go online and look up the cows worksheet it stands for Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale. If you follow it properl...
Updated 2 days ago.
Curious Question about different forms of Subutex
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I have been on subutex 54 411 white 8mg Tablets for almost 2 Years now, If you do not want to be on another pain medication I strongly believe this is the way to go I have always had a prescription but now I am asking my doctor to lower me off of them I am down to 1 a day where I was at 2 a day I will tell you that 1 full 8mg subutex will not give you any withdraws within 24hrs that's how long they are made to last a lot of the withdraw symptoms are in your 8mg subutex pill fills up your receptors in your brain enough to last you 1 full day. I have heard of other people taking other pain medication between it and not being sick because their is NO naloxone in the Subutex; (NO Blocker) for other pain medication. I will say I am very iffy about coming off of them and very ner...
Updated 2 days ago.
orange subutex 153
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I refilled my monthly subutex Tuesday and received orange oblong tablets inscribed 153. My pharmacy has carried 54/111 over three years. Does anyone know if the orange ones are going to permanently replace all other generic Buprenorphine? Also, are any other patients experiencing loss in quality? Thank you ## I have just received the same orange 8 mg 153 Subutex from MFG Actavis Elizabeth...I haven't taken any yet becaus I am not sure what to expect as far as changes, I have been taking the MFG Hi-Tech 8 mg Subutex for a year and a half. Des anyone have any experience taking the new Actavis 8 mg Subutex switching from other brands... ## Hello, Sammy! How are you? I doubt this is a permanent replacement, it's most likely that the distributor your pharmacy orders from was able to ...
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New Subutex laws
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I went to see my doctor this week and he told me that the FDA and the DEA had passed a new law for prescribing Subutex. As of July 1st 2015 Subutex can only be given to pregnant woman or to someone with documentation saying they can't take Suboxone. If you don't have that you will be put on Suboxone. ## They Are Both the same thing. Better yet, stop doing narcotics, get off opiates completely. Do you focus on school and work as much as you do opiates being controlled By the DEA??? ## Jim, not that it's any of your business, but yes I do focus on my career now that I'm off the opiates and taking subutex. I received my B.S. in molecular biology and am currently completely my 2nd year of medical school. So now that you know a little about me, what about you? Since I'm s...
Updated 2 days ago.
subutex alternatives
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I am looking for a way to cut my costs on the medication subutex. I was wondering if there is a generic for this medication. It is very expensive and although a better alternative to using opiates, it is killing my pocket book! ## I have been taking ativan for about 4 years and the effcts of preventing anxiety are not working...i there another RX that might help with anxiety? ## IM TAKING SUBUTEXT ALSO I THINK THERES NO GENERIC FORM, IT VERY EXPENSIVE THAT SUCKS!! SORRY AND GOOD LUCK. ## Yes, sorry, this is still too new to have a generic form available. Generally the first company approved by the FDA to market a certain drug has a proprietary patent for 5 years, there are other exceptions which can extend that time as well. So right now, this one is available in the name bra...
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Subutex - Providers/Doctors/Psychiatrists who Prescribe It
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I would like to create a thread to serve as a resource for those who need subutex instead of suboxone. If you are aware of ANY providers or physicians who will prescribe it: for those who are allergic to naloxone, or to those who do not have insurance - this information will benefit many addicts. So, let's share information and use this as a helpful resource. ## Hi my name is Shelley and I am currently on zubzolv and it does not help. I am doing research on it he new law that just passed to find out if I am breastfeeding is the doctor supposed to keep me on subutex. I have been on subutex for 8 months and just had a baby as of June 15 2015. I told my doctor I am still breastfeeding. My baby is only a month old but he still switched me to zubzolv and it has naloxone in it which the b...
Updated 4 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Film: 0.075mg, 0.15mg, 0.3mg, 0.45mg, 0.6mg, 0.75mg, 0.9mg, 12mg + 3mg, 150mcg, 2 mg + 0.5 mg, 2.1mg + 0.3mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 300mcg, 4.2mg + 0.7mg, 450mcg, 4mg + 1mg, 6.3mg + 1mg, 600mcg, 750mcg, 75mcg, 8 mg + 2 mg, 8mg + 2mg, 900mcg
  • Film, Extended Release: 10mcg/hr, 15mcg/hr, 20mcg/hr, 5mcg/hr, 7.5mcg/hr
  • Implant: 80mg, 80mg/implant
  • Injection: 0.3mg, 0.3mg/ml
  • Injection, Extended Release: 100mg, 300mg
  • Tablet: 0.7mg + 0.18mg, 1.4mg + 0.36mg, 11.4mg + 2.9mg, 2.9mg + 0.71mg, 2mg, 2mg + 0.5mg, 5.7mg + 1.4mg, 8.6mg + 2.1mg, 8mg, 8mg + 2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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