just got off of methadone 2 weeks ago and started one then few days later was taking both subutex n patch. Which one is better cuz I'm sure I prob better not take both. ? I got on them after I still had withdrawal sx after getting off the methadone. It helps. Just want to know which one to take. I had a back Surg 7 mo ago still some pain but better n these help of course. Was tired of being on methadone!!
Dear Canhelp, welcome to the site. Am am a bit worried about your post here because, NO, you shouldn't be on both. If you are not using a suboxone dr, it would be much better if you did. Subutex and the patch both help with pain, subutex is geared more to allowing you to taper off at some point, so, it kinda depends on what your end goal is. Please go to wikipedia.org and look up subutex and the butrans patch, pay attention to how strong it says subutex is versus morphine, this is what worries me when people don't use a dr. This medication is actually very strong, but one is in continuus relase patch form and on is dissovable under the tongue, also a long acting med. I promise i am not being judgemental, just trying to help you get a better understanding of these meds and what the difference would be. If you use both, you might OD, so, please don't use both and make sure when you dispose of the patch, no animals or children can get to it. It is very strong and could cause death in children and pets. Same thing with any type of patch actually. Patti i now see where you used 2 different drs, the patch drs was trying to control pain with the patch, the other drs thinks you want to someday be off opiates/opiate replacements, if you desire that, stay with that dr.
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