i would lke 2 know as i am about to start subtex, an i know your first dose's are usually 2 mil tablets, is this because like i have herd theyhave no blocking agent in them or is this a myth?! If any1 could help me it would be much appreciated!!
31 Jul 2011
Hey Jane, welcome to our site. Yes, bupenorphine is the blocker in subutex, it is also in suboxone, but subs has another blocker in it called naloxone. That is where the confusion is coming in. If you are winging this, make sure you wait at least 24 hours after last use of short acting opiates or precipitated withdrawal can still occur. If you are on methadone, DO NOT attempt to take the subutex unless you were on less than 30 mgs of methadone and have gone 72 hours without methadone, or I guarantee precip will occur. From methadone to subutex/suboxone is the hardest switch. From heroin to subutex is difficult too. Can you hit comment and give some more info, I would be glad to try and help, but I must know which med you are switching from and how long you have waited. Pattishan61
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