I've done some research and decided to make the switch. I read Thor283 is having problems with generic, and cost is definitely an issue. Which generic is best? Does Subutex work better than Suboxone? Spare me the "they are the same unless you plan on abusing" story, please. I would really like to hear from those who have taken both meds. Thanks
15 Sep 2011
First response im a newby, was on subox for approx. 6 months taking 2 strips a day. The problem was I was still having withdrawl symptoms long story short my doc switched me to subutex generic and I absolutely love it im doing so much better no withdrawls at all. I was told it has something to do with the 2mg part of suboxone
21 Aug 2011
I have wondered about the difference myself. I have had a few ppl on here tell me that subutex is better for me. I have not done the research yet, but is has something to do with one of the meds having to do with opiate w/d and the other to do wtih cravings. I guess it has to do with where you are in your addiction/recovery to determine if you don't need the removal of cravings? And, I have not yet asked my pharmacist if I have generic available or either one. Do you mind sharing what you have found that made you decide to make the switch? Thanks. ~ Jilllynnie
29 Aug 2012
If your going to be having major surgery soon you need to get off the Suboxone and even if on subutex I would still suggest you not get on that either. Both are opiate blockers except Suboxone as you probably know has the added nalaxone. They both would have an effect with anistia. Please make sure your surgeon knows your taking this medication. I'm sure you don't want to feel any pain while your procedure is being done... Good luck.
20 Aug 2011
Hello There HisGF,
Isn't it your BF who takes Sub?
I've been wondering if you were going to get any answers on this? It looks like you won't. This is no surprise. There is something strange going on. At any rate, I also cannot discuss this on an open forum. You will have to send me a pq if you want the information I know. But it probably won't matter because most pharmacies only have 1 brand, and can't even get the other one. I think it's being slowly phased out. It looks like I'm soon going to have to buy the Name Brand. The Name Brand (NB) is the best anyway, but they're just as expensive as Suboxone. Another thing is every time I change brands my body has to adjust to the differences.
So I loved the "Spare me the "they are the same unless you plan on abusing" story, please." LOL Ah ... you're as cynical as I am. A woman after my own heart. Too bad you already have a BF. I need someone like you. Hey, do you have any older sisters I can meet? LOL I loved that comment. So I'll say, spare me the "all generics are the same, and they're exactly the same as the NB" story, please. I am REALLY sick and tired of hearing that. What will it take to get it through people's thick heads that not all versions of any drug are equal? I mean I know they're supposed to be. And usually they are. Or they are at least close enough so no real differences can be found. But with Subutex this is simply not true. Case closed. End of story. That's all she wrote. Elvis has left the building. Time to go home. LOL
29 Aug 2012
I made the switch 3 years ago I've been clean ever sence but some people like it so they can take it n get high also i like subutex better because if u ever get hurt like a car accident or somethin they can help you with pain in the hospit. I recently broke my arm in 3 places and needed a pain killer but I bounced back n I don't need pain killers to get high but I did for pain now I'm back on track with no problems but everybody is different but in short its the same pill just no blocker but be carefull some people take advantage but I hope everything goes ok for you
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