have taken it on occasion and have felt relief from the pain without all of the side effects of narcotic pain relievers.
Can Suboxone be prescribed as apain reducer for my chronic arthritis? I have tried it illegally?
Question posted by psychopainiac on 23 Jan 2012
Last updated on 13 July 2013
I'm glad you asked this question. I use Subutex for pain, and Subutex is the pure opiate in Suboxone which is Buprenorphine, or Bupe. We have been fighting to get Bupe approved for treatment for pain as well as depression for several years now. So far we have lost. Society doesn't want to admit that something that can help a lowly addict, can also help a stand up citizen who happens to have pain or is depressed. So it can be prescribed for pain but that's considered an off label use. Which may mean that your insurance won't cover it. And btw, if you are going to do this you should take Subutex because IMO it's stronger. One way to get around this is to ask to try the Butrans patch. Butrans is also Buprenorphine and it's made for pain. Btw, how much Suboxone did you take to get pain relief?
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