I am reading up on suboxone for vicodin addiction and wondering if it is safe to take with my anxiety meds (Xanax XR and Prozac). I feel I have a moderate narcotic addiction (8-10 5mg Vicodin a day; I have seen much worse), but want to wean off of them and only take them for my migraine pain. That was the initial reason they were given to me. Can my PCP prescribe suboxone or do I have to go to a specialist?
It can be safe as long as you've been taking the the medications for a while and you are tolerant. You will need to see a doctor new doctor unless your doctor has a license to prescribe Suboxone. You can find a doctor near you at Suboxone.com. Although it's not recommend that you take Benzodiazepines with Suboxone most studies have shown that it is safe as long as you stay in close contact with your doctor and describe any side effects you may be having. Most doctors would recommend you get off the Benzodiazepines as well because they can be just as addictive as narcotics. I hope this helps and I hope you get the help you need. Good luck!
what dosage of xanax xr do u take, like mit says the tolerance is the issue. if you just want to take the vicodins for migraines does that mean you r going to be taken subs to, i wasnt clear of that. the danger with the vicodins is the acetominophen in it your taken about 3000mg a day and should get your liver check. subs can be great for opiate withdrawal and for pain, if you do go on subs try to stay at a low dose because of the conversion factor and subs are based on micrograms, 1.2mg of buphrenorphine is equal to about 75mg of hydrocodone, i havedone the conversion many times and alot of doctors will prescribe huge amounts of subs for lesser intolerant people. keep asking questions, mits a great erson for solid information and good luck on your journey.
Thanks for the information.
To be a bit more clear, I take 2mg Xanax XR and 40mg Prozac for my anxiety disorder. I also have a history of migraines and have been taking vicodin. The problem I think I am having is going through the vicodin too much, since it helps with both migraine and anxiety. I would like to wean off of it and only take it as needed for migraines only. That was why I was asking about Suboxone to assist in getting off of it. I am scared, and I always feel better when I have some on hand. But the anxiety is so bad when I run out of the vicodin; this is a sign of dependence I DO NOT like. Any more advice would be appreciated.
You need to find a doctor that is lisenced to perscribe suboxone. Not all docs are. If your pc is lisenced that would be great if not you can look on the internet for doctors in your area. Some docs take insurance and some don't. I paid $125 for my visit but my insurance covers the suboxone with a prior authorization. Do your home work very good to see what your insurance will cover before you come out of pocket. It can be very expensive. But it is worth it. Just think your saving your life!
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