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Suboxone (Buprenorphine)
 
4.0

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4.0

Saved My Life

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from Virginia

Comments about Suboxone (Buprenorphine):

I want to start of by saying I use this medication for recovery from addiction. I have currently been on this medication for close to 8 yrs for opiod addiction. I was prescribed hydrocodone for years and found myself "hooked" and couldn't seem to leave the medication alone. After years of being an addict I was introduced to Suboxone and have been drug free for nearly 8 years. This is a great drug to get your life back on track and seek recovery. There are side effects, but outway the risks of using pain killers. Maintenance on suboxone has worked for me longterm but it is not for all. Some people stay on this shorterm and thats fine but in my case this maybe a longterm thing for me. I have used the orange pills, but they have been taken off the market and suboxone-films are now available. They only downfall is if you are uninsured they are very expensive and you have to go to a doctor that is licensed to prescribe this medication. I dont use this for pain management but am aware that in a very low dosage this maybe used for pain. But dont quote me on this. Now there is withdrawl from this medication just like any other opioid and you must safely be tapered off this drug by your doctor. What may work for me may not work for others, this drug has a tendency to be abused by addicts not in recovery, but once you have been on the same dosage for about 3 or 4 days you no longer feel the effects from this drug"the high" its almost as if your taking a tylenol, but with the benefits of no cravings and you actually feel normal. I hope this helps someone and would highly recommend this medication if you are seeking a life of recovery. I give this a 4 out of 5 because its an expensive drug, and you will have withdrawal if you don't have the drug.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suboxone has literally saved my life!

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from Herriman, UT

Comments about Suboxone (Buprenorphine):

***I am a 40 year old wife & mother of a 17 year old girl, I was diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis 9 years ago and given a very bleak outcome. I am in severe pain every day of my life, my previous Dr.s had me on several different painkillers that I had to take daily and I still was not able to do anything because of the pain. Eventually your body builds up a tolerance to those pain medications and so not only are you in severe pain you are also in a constant state of withdrawl symptoms too. I was then diagnosed with Fibromyalgia also on top of the M.S. which meant more pain, I went into a deep depression until I found my new DR. and he took me off all of the other pain medicines I was taking and started me on Suboxone, I feel like a new woman, I know I will have pain for the rest of my life but Suboxone has made my life worth living again I am truly finally happy again!***

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It works! no more pills

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from Grand Island, NY

Comments about Suboxone (Buprenorphine):

I consider this medicine a lifesaver. If you are having problems with medicine because your doctor wanted to prescribe you narcotics for pain, and now you are in a jam because they have gotten you addicted. A good option out there is suboxone. It will keep you from taking a lot of pills and risking overdose, it will take care of cravings and withdrawals. But the other problem you will have to worry about is withdrawaling from the suboxone eventually which is a long mild withdrawal. the suboxone itself is actually a pretty big pain in the butt to take because it has to be disolved under your tongue and it tastes like lime chemicals. Its benefits are keeping you stable but the doctors are expensive and its hard to find one that are accepting patients especially medicaid places. There also is methadone but that is a life time decision and it actually is a very strong narcotic for maintaining a pill free life.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suboxone used with certain meds works

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from Franklin, GA

Comments about Suboxone (Buprenorphine):

I have been really watching to see if I was the only person on these meds for chronic pain relief.I realize the Stigma with using the word suboxone and addiction.True it has a purpose.Now if you have a doctor who makes sure you don't overdose and follows his directions to see if his set of orders work. They do for me.I do feel sorry for those CP sufferers that can not find relief to enjoy life. When I am called to individuals homes for people who are in so much pain and doctors will not take care of them.I wish there was a wonder drug that just eliminated pain from those with FIBROMYALGIA, BACK PAIN, NECK PAIN , and just down right CP. The drug found in suboxone is not avaiable in the U.S. for some reason.Those who do try this medicone and it works, I am glad you found relief.If you take this and Lyrica together and find relief, that is great too. It is a good drug when used properly.Keep your hopes up.Relief soon , just keep searching.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not good for chronic pain relief

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from Riverton, UT

Comments about Suboxone (Buprenorphine):

My experience with suboxone started with my husband listening to other people tell him horror stories of lortab and oxyconton ,which was what I was on at the time for severe pack pain and migraines and hip pain. my husband talked me into checking into a hospital for rehab and suboxone was the drug they used for opoid dependance and addiction. the only problem was saboxone did not cover my pain. I could barely walk . I went from walking on my own to needing a walker just to get down the hall from my room. It also caused severe constipation and stomache pain. no matter what  my doctor put me on  i couldn't go. Iwas in rehab for 7 days and never was able to go. my doctor told me saboxone isn't for someone like you who is in chroninc pain an will be for the rest of your life . you need to accept the fact thqt you will be on opoid thrapy the rest of your life becuase of you situation and you helath issues. I was also sent to a drug councilor who agreed with my doctor that I should have never been sent to rehab when I am addicted to opoid medication because it is necessary for me to take it every day just to live a normal live and stay employed. My husband was angry and would not believe what the doctors had told me which started a whole other chapter in my life but I was on saboxone for 8 months and for those 8 months I could barely walk and could not hold a job. maybe other people have had a different experience with this drug but for me sabaxone is not for anyone who has chronic pain. 

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suboxone is one of the best pain medications available!

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from Pelham, NC

Comments about Suboxone (Buprenorphine):

I am currently on Suboxone (buprenorphine) for pain in my lower back due to scoliosis and a pinched nerve as well as for the pain in my lower left leg and foot. Though Suboxone is usually prescribed for the treatment of opioid dependency it can also be used as a strong pain relief medication. I was like many others, I have tried most of the really strong opiates, (ex. oxycodone, morphine, etc.) and found that even though it did give me some relief it was also giving me something else I did not ask for nor want; DEPENDENCY TO OPIATES!! One day I was talking to my doctor and he introduced me to a new medication called Suboxone. I had my doubts about this medication. I mean isn't this just replacing one opioid for another? Well to that question the answer is no.Suboxone has been a blessing to me. It helps me live a normal life once again. Yes I will always have some sort of pain but with the correct use of suboxone, I am finally getting the relief I have longed for. Suboxone is partial opioid agonist (buprenorphine) and an opioid antagonist (naloxone). The Buprenorphine (the primary active compound) reduces patients' opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms. In addition, buprenorphine may discourage patients' use of non-prescribed opiates by binding tightly to the mu receptors, therefor blocking the effects of other opiates. The naloxone component in Suboxone is there to help discourage diversion and misuse. Suboxone is usually administered in an office based setting but can be prescribed to take home buy certified doctors. Not all doctors can prescribe suboxone, under DATA 2000, qualified physicians may obtain a waiver allowing them to prescribe and/or dispense approved usage and dosage of a Schedule III-V medications for the treatment of opioid dependence.Suboxone administered at the appropriate dose may be used to:


- reduce pain

- reduce illicit opioid use

- help patients remain in treatment


by doing the following


- help masking pain signals sent to the brain

- suppress symptoms of opioid withdrawals

- as well as decreasing cravings for the use of other opiates


Though suboxone is not highly used for the treatment of pain it has been studied and proved effective. Suboxone is the perfect medication for sufferers of pain and for persons suffering from pain as well as opioid dependency caused by other strong narcotic opioid pain medications. While taking suboxone inform your doctor or prescriber of all medications you are currently taking. 

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUBOXONE*

If misused, suboxone can cause fatal injuries if injected with conjunction with the use of tranquillizers. Suboxone is an opioid and may cause withdrawals if you suddenly stop taking this medication or if taking this medication in a way then it was intended or prescribed. Your doctor will gradually reduce your dose to minimize or eliminate withdrawal symptoms. It is asked that you or a family member carry around a medical alert card as to inform any doctor that you are currently being prescribed suboxone so that reasonable measures can be taken if admitted to the hospital. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. As suboxone may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or impair your thinking.

BEFORE USING OR TAKING SUBOXONE


- tell your doctor of all current medications you are on

- if you have lung problems or difficulty breathing

- if you have a head injury

- kidney problems

- gallbladder problems

- adrenal gland problems

- low thyroid

- an enlarged prostate

- if you have problems urinating

- alcoholism


Suboxone is rated by the FDA as a pregnancy category C meaning it is not known whether suboxone will harm an unborn child. Do not take suboxone if you are nursing your child or if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.

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