I'm currently taking 3mg of Xanax daily for my anxiety disorder, and have an opiate addiction to OxyContin. My doctor wants to give me Suboxone to get off the OxyContin and I've heard that taking Xanax and Suboxone together was dangerous and could have adverse side effects. I was just wondering if anyone knew if it was safe or dangerous to combine the two drugs? And if so, what are the side effects of taking them together, if any?
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17 May 2012
THE WARNINGS ON SUBOXONE SAY,benzo's should not be taken by anyone who is not benzo tolorent already. but if you were on benzo's before you started taking sub then you should be ok. but talk it over with your doctor.my doctor and my insurence company both know that i'm on 20mg of suboxone and 3 mg of alprazolam.If those 2 drugs are helping you then talk with your doctor and your nurse case manager and tell them that they the right combo of meds.there will be no problem... pete
19 Jul 2012
Well there is very small to moerate risk specially since your body is use to Xanax already too!!! Im on 16mg of Suboxone Films and 3mg of Xanax XR and 100mg of Pristiq a day and ive had NO adverse side effects like feeling nasuated, or slow breathing or dizzy or high at all!!! Of course everyone is diffrent and has a diffrent reaction to meds. If you abuse Xanax and take to much then the risk increases of you stop breathing so DO NOT ABUSE XANAX WHILE TAKING Suboxone take your Xanax only like your doctor describes!!! Suboxone saved my life from Oxy and is truly a awesome med unlike Metadone which still makes you feel high and when you fel high you have a altered look on life unlike Suboxone which just makes me feel normal!!! Good luck!
28 Aug 2012
I'm a newbie to Suboxone. I just started it 3 days ago and am on 16 mg a day. I am also on 6 mg of Xanax a day (2 mg 3x a day) my sub dr knows and even tho I heard of a lot of risks he told me if I take everything appropriately I would be ok. I'm still in the early stages and having a lot of weird drowsy/woozy side effects and just started taking Xanax after 2 days cuz I wasn't comfortable with my breathing when I first started the Subs. But I feel ok but DEFINITELY recommend u take EVERYTHING as prescribed and be 100% honest with your doc because all the research I've done including talking to nurses and pharmacists say they r a dangerous combo. I'm taking it slow and don't forget that every body is different! Good luck!
2 Sep 2012
Hey all..have to admit I've been reading blogs like this for info for 6 months and finally got the courage to "join in". Without trying to be too long and boring here's my abbreviated story: 3 years ago I destroyed my knee in a bad fall. Started with 5mg prks, soon went to 10mg then 2 10mg still all from docs, when a friend intro'd me to roxis, stronger opiate and no tylenol so i supplemented. By the way, I've suffered with anxiety since my son was born 12 yrs ago so I also take zoloft and xanax daily. Anyway, in 4 months after my accident, my husband walked out on my son and me and I had gone from 4 5mg prks a day to bout 15 10mg prks AND 4 or 5 30mg roxis. At the worst point I was taking at least 300 mgs of oxy a day just to stay normal. I sold jewelry, my violin, basically anything I could to have these drugs so I could function and be a mom to my son who I love more than anything.
It was on his birthday last year, that I made him late for his own party cause I was waiting for my script that I thought what kinda mother am I becomming? Thats when I found suboxone and it completely changed my life. Now I will admit in the beginning I flipflopped a bit, still wanting to be high so I wld take roxis for few days then go thru that first day of hell before I cld go back on subs again and again realized I would never get better unless I grew the &@$# up and stayed on subs. Currently, I take 8/2 sub every day along with 100mg zoloft and 1mg of xanax and for the first time in forever, I am an actual human being again and although I used to tell myself my son ALWAYS came first, now he really does. Anyone out there on the fence like I was, please dont wait til you fall off that fence and hit bottom like me. Climb down now or if you are lucky enuf let someone help you down. The views so much more beautiful down here. So much for nnot being too long, sorry! But if I help one person make that decision I consider it well worth it. Good luck to all of you!
15 Nov 2012
I had a friend die from mixing these.. however, from Feb to May I was prescribed 2 sub (8mg 2mg) a day, and during that time I was heavily abusing the xanax, 6 to 14 mg per day, whatever I could afford.. I guess I got lucky bc I am answering this question.. I am an average girl, age 28, 5'8", 115 lbs.. well I guess I am on the smaller side.. still, if u choose to mix, only do a small dose.. best to stick to the sub only.. unless otherwise directed.
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