I want to quit all opiates completely. I need to know how, when and how much suboxone to take. Also how long do I have to wait to take the suboxone after my last shot of oxy.
I am highly addicted to oxy's and want to quit. I have 4 8mg suboxone tablets how do I take them?
- 15 Jun 2011 by ryan2118
- 14 December 2013
First you must be in sufficient withdrawal from the oxy's before taking any Suboxone, if you take too soon after your last dose of oxy you will go into precipitated withdrawals which are miserable to say the least.
Secondly, Suboxone is never to be injected. It contains the medicine Naloxone which when injected will cause you to go into withdrawals.
Suboxone is not a short term fix. You must take for a sufficient time to overcome the opiate in your system and to "heal" the brain. Four 8mg pills is not enough to accomplish this. You really need to be in Suboxone treatment for 3 to 6 months minimum.
I have a couple of sites for you to read the articles in there entirety:
The second link contains a series of questions to ask yourself to determine if you are in sufficient withdrawals to take the Suboxone. The directions and explanation of precipitated withdrawals follow the questions page.
I also want to recommend a couple videos on You Tube by the Suboxdoc and one by Maple2609. There is another couple members on this site that will be great to talk to. They are Pattishan61 and SuboxoneJay. They are very knowledgeable about Suboxone treatment.
Please consider getting into a program for Suboxone treatment rather than trying to do this on your own. You can locate facilites by going to Suboxone.com and using the facility locator.
I don't mean to contradict the last answer but it's weird I am currently home detoxing myself with subs. 3-6 months is way too long. You will just become addicted to the subs after that long. 7-10 days will be fine. But yeah, 4 pills is not enough. I mean it will get you thru the first 2 days or so. If I knew what opiates, and how long, I could better answer your question. So share this, and I can tell you. You said oxys, what mg, how many a day and for how long?
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
- Suboxone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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