I will run out before my refill. How long does it take for you to experience withdrawl and how do they determin the amount you are prescribed? Thank you for any information that could help me
I started taking 3 suboxone 8.2mg at 8 am daily. After 1st day I had to take another about 11 pm?
Question posted by J J on 10 July 2011
Last updated on 11 July 2011
J_J, suboxone will stay on the receptor sites at a dose of 16 mgs per day for 3 to 5 days with no more suboxone taken. Is there anyway you can google the COWS sheet test, (clinical opiate withdrawal scale) and make sure you are in withdrawal. If you are in true withdrawal, you will have a point or 2 at least on almost all symptoms, if you only have a spike of points on 1 or 2 symptoms, it is likely NOT true withdrawal. You may find that you can take a bit less here and there in order to not run out. The drs and company that make it seem to say that you have to take it at 24 hour intervals, if you skip a day, you will go back into withdrawal, the fact is, you won't. There isn't alot of the info I need to trouble shoot this question in your post. Were you on methadone, ms-contin or fentanyl patches before subs? These are long acting opiates, and sometime people do go into precipitated withdrawal if they take suboxone too early while on these meds. With short acting opiates ( loratab, vicodin, norco, percocet) the wait is only 24 hours opiate free usually, with methadone, well that is a beast of a different color. It is also a long acting med, and the switch to suboxone from methadone is tricky. Is there anyway you could add a little more info by hitting comment. Are you on the films or tablets, were you on a long acting opiate before the switch, and what symptoms of withdrawal do you feel you are experiencing. I hope this note finds you feeling better, if you can add that info, it would help me answer you a bit more clearly. Thank you and WELCOME to our site, Pattishan61
It will take around 3 days before you experience withdrawals as Suboxone is a long acting med. They determine the amount to prescribe based on your response to slowly increasing it during the induction period, if it is done right. Incidently, most people don't need as much as 24mgs a day. Why exactly did you feel the need to take an extra at 11 that night?
You maybe able to get by on less now that you have been taking for awhile and therefore would have more to get by until your refill. You can reduce your dosage to 20 mgs for a week and then to 16mgs for a week. Maybe that will give you enough to get by then.
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