Are there any drug interactions known between general anesthesia and suboxone? are there any adverse events/effects of having general anesthesia while taking suboxone? Thanks in advance
There are generally some opiate based pain medications in the mix if the procedure involves surgery, But just to be absolutely sure, stop the suboxone 20-24 hrs prior to the procedure. There shouldn't be any withdrawal during that period. After you wake from anesthesia ask the doc if they used any opiates in the mix, or sometimes before anesthesia the anesthesiologist will talk to you, and just tell him you don't like opiates. If none used resume sub when you get home if it's a one day procedure. If it's major surgery, they'll be giving you opiates afterwards which will cover the subby chilly-willies. Then resume say 18 hrs after after last dose of pain med. This has been my own experience on at least two occasions. Fight that dragon.
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