I am on methadone right now and it is not working for me any longer. I am trying to find out how the quickest way to get onto Suboxone is, and without any money. I am lost...
You have to be tapered to a dose of 30 mgs a day or less of the Methadone before even thnking about switching to the Suboxone. Once you have been on thirty milligrams for a while you will have to stop the methadone for 48 to 72 hours and be in sufficient withdrawals to take the Suboxone or you run the risk of precipitated withdrawals. You will need to be under a doctor's supervision to make this work. If you are without money, then you really are stuck. You can google "suboxone doctors" and find ones near your location and call and get prices for there programs including cost of medication but it won't be cheap.
You really should not try to do this on your own though. Switching from Methadone to Suboxone can be a tricky conversion and needs to be done with a doctor's care.
Can you call the prescribing doctor and explain that the methadone is no longer working. It may just be a matter of adjusting the dosage or switching medications. How much methadone are you taking now?
Please don't do this without proper guidance, it can be dangerous.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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