... addictive is Subutex?
17 Jun 2009
The active ingredient in subutex is buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is an opiate so yes it can be abused and yes it can be addictive.
It's very important to use subutex properly so that addiction doesn't become a factor. The only time it's a problem is when it's not used the right way.
Subutex should be used for opiate detox and if used short term (6-8 weeks) for that purpose only it will not create an addiction problem. Using small doses for a short term is the key. Here is a link that explains how I suggest using subutex.
Note the INDUCTION section of the link as well as the tapering instructions. This is how you keep the dose to a minimum and eliminate the potential for addiction. Hope it helps.
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