What is ceboxin, or something that sounds like this, used to treat opiate withdrawal?I have a friend who is taking a med, that she said is for opiate withdrawal, I'm not sure how its spelled, she saying ceboxin, i cant find anything close to this, does anyone know what she is talking about?
10 Jul 2010
Hi sheilamb, Suboxone (pronounced sub-ox-own) is a drug that blocks the brains opiate receptors, so a person that uses opiates, including heroin, can not get high.
I am not that educated about it, but others here are, and they will help you to understand how it works.
Good luck to you, and your friend!
10 Jul 2010
hi shiela,sweetlem just told pretty much what it is. soboxone is an opiate that was originally made for pain. but now doctors use it for replacement therapy. kinda like methadone is used for getting people of other drugs.buprenorphine pushes most of the other drugs off your brain recptores and take there place.suboxone isn't something that you should not take lightly.before you first take it you hafta be in withdraw when you start your first dose. if you did an opiate within 24 hrs of your induction. btw,it works great for me... pete
11 Jul 2010
Its suboxone and you can go to suboxone.com to find a doctor near you who can prescribe it.
The problem is you must do your research because doctors are really messing it up.
Just remember If your comming off Methadone you must be at 30mg or below and wait 72 hours before induction any other opiate is about 12 hours
You must be in moderate to sever withdrawl to start Sub or you will get so sick its not funny
Don't start with the 12mg to 24mg the doctor will say to but take 2mg and one hour later 2 more till you feel better most are good with 4 to 6mg
Then tapper 25 percent after 4 days
If you need help ill be happy to talk with you
E mail Me at Ashley laing @ telus.blackberry.net
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