... for 3 months Off for 1 month while using On for 3 months, etc. Is there a limit to how many times this should happen in regards to saftey and effectiveness?
hi megan,I understand what your talking about.this person is not ready to get sober yet,but you wana know is will sub stop workin the way it is supposed to?the sub will keep workin but you should ask this patient to split dose so the naloxone is put in his/her body so opiates will not work on this patient.
From the standpoint of how it affects the brain receptors, this would not be a good plan. The subs stays on the sites for 3 to 5 days blocking the effects of the opiates, but if the person is sitting around waiting for it to wear off so they can feel the opiates again, they may take some opiate and if they took enough, they can still OD. This is not a good plan for someone but sometimes it takes a while for them to make up their mind to get off the other opiate. This is probably really damaging the neurotransmitter/receptor site process, as they are alternating short term relief, long term block, short term relief, and those sites are probably damaged already. I don't think the doctors are really admitting that there may be some danger in suboxone, they seem to think it is safe. It is safe for those who follow the subs program and taper off when they should.
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