I regularly use opiates and a lot of them. I've taken suboxone quite a few times as well and I actually like the feeling of suboxone more than I do the opiates. My question is, if I get put on suboxone, will doctors still prescribe me opiates, if say, I was hurt,etc. Or will they not know that I'm on suboxones unless I tell them?
I regularly use opiates but Im interested in getting suboxone?
Added 2 Mar 2011:
I'm also asking because I would like to quit using codons but I would hate to be in a position where I ACTUALLY need them (injury,etc) and be denied them.
The doctor who prescribes the suboxone will not give you opiates again, and it kinda is going to depend on which doctor you go thru to get your suboxone and how the paperwork is worded. If you go thru a recovery/rehab center for the suboxone, the paperwork may indicate they will let any and all doctors you list know they are treating you with suboxone and any of those doctors probably won't give you any more opiate. Suboxone blocks opiates for 3 to 5 days after the last dose taken. If you think you are going to need surgery or dental work done, get that done before you go on suboxone.
Are you using opiates to get high? or are you taking them for a medical reason because of pain? If you are taking the opiates because of an injury of some kind, you will need to be off of them for approx. 5-10days before starting on the Suboxone , otherwise the Naloxone which is in the Suboxone will cause you to go into severe withdrawals. it's important that you tell your doctors you are on Suboxone if for example you end up in an ER for some reason, because if they give you Narcotic pain meds it is very dangerous to mix the two drugs. if you start on Suboxone and sometime later on down the line you need to have surgery, you can take a Suboxone holiday, A's my doctor put it, and stay off of the sub for a few days, have your surgery, take your narc pain meds for a few days then stop taking them for a few days and start back on the Suboxone.
Naloxone was added to Suboxone to prevent anyone from shooting up this drug, because that would be life threatening. If you have a situation where you know you may need pain meds occasionally, I would suggest Subutex instead. It is the generic of Suboxone, minus the Naloxone or what most people know it A's Narcan. Hope this helps, NIK
The new medical system Inables drs anywhere to know what prescriptions you have received, so they probably will know and probably will not give you opiate but will still treat your pain. You are an addict and if you are serious about subs you shouldn't ever want tO take opiates again. Also the feeling you get from subs is temporary after a week Or two the only thIng you should feel is normal.
- Suboxone Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Suboxone (detailed)
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