I have been taking 16mg of suboxone for about 9 months now, I currently have a really bad kidney stone isssue and need pain killers. My sub doc told me to stop and start taking the percocett and its on the 3rd day now and I still cant really feel the effects of the percocett.. Still in ALOT of pain and he says hang in there it will get better.. How long before I feel the percocett to ease any pain I have?
It may be different for all ppl,i have severe back issues and the percocet kicked in for me right away,I take 10mg,2 of them 3x a day,however they didnt start me out on that doseage and had to keep upping me,however,after about a year and a half,they stopped working for me,your body get's use to percocet,it's not a good drug for long term pain,but like i said,mine kicked in right away,what dose did your doctor put you on and how many a day? it might just be that it's not strong enough,like me,when they first started out,after a month i had to tell them they were not working,so they upped it,but after we got to 20mg 3x a day(2,10mg)it worked wonders,but now after all this time,like i said my body is immuned to them,so they added a muscle relaxer to take with them. The highest percocet goes is 10mg,anyway hope this helped some.
The manufacture stated that some patients in there controlled study still had Buprenorphine in their system after a total of 11 days. That's a long time. However that's an extreme and the approximate half life is 20 to 44 hours so it should be out of your system within 40 to 88 hours. Remember this is the approximate amount and it differs from person to person. Hope this helps and I hope you get the pain relief you need. Good luck!
P.S. Remember that Suboxone itself can also be used for pain management. It's approximately 25 to 40 times more potent than Morphine and they are currently using Buprenorphine to treat cancer patients in other countries. The US is slowly catching up with other countries when it comes to treating pain with Buprenorphine. You're doctor could possibly up your dose to help with the pain if the Percocet doesn't work.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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