U shouldnt take it if u r still going to take methadone.save it when u absolutely need it.trust me tuck it away for when u get in a biind.u should wait until u go into withdrawls tho.methadone stays with u 2 days.wait until u feel uncomfortable.i dont know if u r on the clinic?r u ready to kick?can u get more saboxone?i would get 3 more @least if u r trying to come off.
You don't have enough info in your post for most of us to feel comfortable answering this. If you are on more than 30 mgs of methadone per day, you should NOT take the suboxone, it could cause a condition known as precipitated withdrawal ( translation, super bad withdrawal) as both will be trying to seat themselves on the brain receptor sites and they will fight each other for that space and neither will seat, thus dropping and preventing both meds from sitting on the site. The switch from methadone is completely different than from other opiates to suboxone and should NOT be done at home, it should be handled correctly by a doctor. I am not fussing at you or being judgemental. It is a difficult switch and should NOT be handled at home, or if a person obtains subs on the street and tries to do the switch themselves. It can cause a bunch of problems, precip, and slowed breathing, possibly even death. I hate to tell you this, I do want you safe, trust me on this one.
You can go to the suboxone.com webpage and find their tollfree number and verify what I just told you, they may be able to offer more insight or help. Pattishan
You should NEVER take a opiate or narcotic while on suboxone that is a huge No No, are you at a clinic do they know you are taking methadone? There is something in the brain that stops all narcotics and opiates from acting while on subxone i'm not sure what the results will be but I would NOT do it. I don't mean to be harsh, but suboxone is for going helping you go through the withdraw symptoms of methadone and all the other bad addicting stuff. Not that their bad, just if your addicted and trying to kick it. Because methadone can be and is a wonderful drug i take it myself but would NEVER take it and suboxone at the same. time.
Good luck if your trying to kick Methadone the Suboxone will help for sure, but please don't take at the same time.
Sorry for being a brat
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