What is the difference between suboxone & subutex (error in spell)? I heard some have an opiate blocker & some don't which does & which don't? Are the strips better than the pills & are they ever legally prescribed as injectable?
20 Jan 2012
subutex is only buprenorphine, suboxone is buprenorphine AND naloxone. Subutex and suboxone will only test positive as buprenorphine, it will NOT teest positive as an opiate. The manufacturer, reckitt-benckiser did that on purpose so drs would be able to tell who was relapsing on opiates. There was an injectable form of bupe called buprenex, but I am not sure if it is still available. Do NOT try to inject the films or tablets, many things can go wrong and withdrawal or death could occur. You can look up suboxone, subut, buprenorphine and buprenex in Wikipedia, for more info. Patti
18 May 2012
i've taken both, and the only real difference between the two is suboxone has an opiate blocker in it, meaning you can't drink or get high when you're on it because it won't affect you. subutex doesn't have a blocker, so you would, theoretically still be able to get high and drink and have it affect you. i do believe suboxone is also a little harder on your stomach than subutex, just my opinion.
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