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User Reviews for Buprenorphine / naloxone

Also known as: Bunavail, Suboxone, Zubsolv

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Suboxone nearly killed me. The first time it was ever prescribed to me, I placed one film under my tongue and within 3 minutes, I started getting a headache, feeling dizzy and then I started having difficulty breathing. I allowed the film to dissolve and placed the second film under my tongue, the symptoms described above seemed to get worse and I started noticing hives forming on my neck. Before I knew it, I was covered with hives and could not breathe, my partner gave me liquid Benadryl and rushed me to the doctor. I had to receive steroids and other medications and carried the hives for a few days. I am highly allergic to the Naloxone AND artificial sweeteners in the Suboxone and it's alternatives. Be careful with this medication!"

   
3.0

AmberWV304 (taken for less than 1 month) July 21, 2017

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Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I was on 16mg of suboxone for about 3 months before I switched to Bunavail. On Suboxone I just couldn't maintain a normal life. I had such terrible headaches I relapsed every week. I couldn't keep switching from the medication to my addiction and I was sick of it all. I thought I was doomed to be an addict. My doctor suggested I switch to Bunavail and started me at 8mgs a day. It was, for me, a life changer. I wasn't experiencing the terrible headaches and I didn't keep relapsing. No cravings! Now I'm tapering off, I'm down to around a half mg a day. I don't think this was even possible for me on Suboxone."

   
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HBP2017 July 17, 2017

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Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Went from the regular strips to bunavail and it's absolute trash it doesn't dissolve it just turns into a gross gummy substance in my mouth even after waiting over an hour, I am now happily on 16mg of subtex pure buprenorphine tablets no more pesky nalaxone."

Lonzo2 (taken for less than 1 month) July 15, 2017

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Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Hardcore I.V heroin/everything user saved by this drug. After 20 yrs of battling opiate/prison/whole bunch of crap, I leaned heavily on bupe. And broke a cycle that puts most people in a box 4 life. From subutex to subox, to bunivail, I moved up the ladder. I give credit to this drug and packing up moving south away from all connects. The drug aided me and opened up an opportunity to be productive. I was tired and 3 yrs later I sit clean, a beast job, chilling out on the beach. I read all the crying about this and that. Without this drug I was dead and to hear all this pampered rubbish about it rolling in your mouth, milligrams tricking you, man or woman - use it to be there for your loved ones."

   
9.0

Witt187 July 8, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I have been on and off suboxone for years from taking pain pills for bad neck pain and headaches. I was doing great for a few months until my doctor prescribed me Zubsolv 2 months ago. I noticed immediately I felt withdrawal symptoms and shortly afterwards I stated having stomach problems. I gradually became deathly ill and have been in and out of the ER 3 times with all kinds of GI problems along with a feeling of gas pains all over from my feet, head to my hands. Bad headache, trouble breathing, blurred vision, cannot think clearly, depression and so on. I think there is something else in Zubsolv that is doing this as I have racked my brain with how this all started. I have episodes of delirium and feel like I'm not going to make it."

   
1.0

pianomann (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2017

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Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I would rather deal with the long dissolve time of Bunavail than the horrible taste, shorter effect and headaches you get from Subs (Suboxone orange sublingual strips). In my personal experience, it takes about an hour in my cheek to get the full effect, but not dissolve completely. That effect is an all-day one versus Subs. On the Subs, I'd have to use a little more after a few hours. Plus a pounding headache if I wasn't careful. On the Bunavail, all of my withdrawal symptoms are gone, I have energy and a great mood. It does the exact same thing as the Subs do, you just have to be patient with the way it's delivered into your system. Which is apparently something half the people out there aren't capable of, judging from the comments."

   
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Tamd o' The Dark July 3, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I was on suboxone strips which was working great for over a year then new insurance put me on zubsolv and the body aches started, constant yawning, then diarrhea. Feels like withdrawals all over again it is miserable and it hurting me at work always tired. Now I pay $650 for my suboxone a month out of my pocket cause insurance covers only some rubbish placebo. Do not recommend can put you back to square one."

   
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Joe smoe (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 28, 2017

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For Opiate Dependence: "I was told this Medicine used for chronic pain which is what I've got ( I have Degentive disc and three slipped discs) I was told by the Dr that it blocks the pain but I sure can't tell and I've been on it for a year or more. And it doesn't help at all like I said it did in the very beginning, but as the years has passed my situation has gotten worse. I would really like to know if this medicine is used for pain?? "

   
1.0

Anonymous June 23, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I've had addiction problems for about 10 yrs . My bf was on a Suboxone when we met I was still struggling with addiction. At my all time high in my addiction I was doing heroin. He saved my life and helped me detox and got me on Suboxone. My life has changed and now I am dealing with all sorts of health problems I was avoiding. Suboxone saved my life most definitely."

Lenandwayne (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 21, 2017

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Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I switched from Suboxone 16mgs to Bunavail 8mgs and I have to say that it hasn't been a great experience for me. After adhering the Bunavail buccal film to my cheek, they curl up and leave an unpleasant sticky substance all over my mouth. Now, just the sight of the Bunavail packets make me feel like I want to gag. The half dose rule also really feels wrong to me. The first week took a lot of work to get used to. I am getting the Probuphine implant soon and can't wait until I don't have to get scripts filled anymore let alone use this cumbersome medication that is Bunavail."

   
3.0

JameySumm June 20, 2017

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For Opiate Dependence: "Works great"

Coozie (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2017

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Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I was told my dosing of bunavail is equivalent to taking a whole 8mg suboxone I left the office still not feeling well I was told it is effective within 30 minutes it took 50 minutes to be able to stomach food and my headache lightened up a little. About two hours later I all of a sudden felt withdraw again. I thought to myself why is this happening why am I back to feeling worse and couldn't help but question what was happening I did some research. They're lying when they tell you it's equivalent to suboxone they straight up state they give you less bupenorphine so that there's less chances of bupenorphine on the street or less chance of being abused. Doesn't Matter how it's taken. They try tricking u."

   
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Letsbereal13 (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I broke my ankle and was on 50 perks a week + 60 tabs of 5mg Oxy for breakthrough pain for the better part of 5 months. I was cut off cold turkey and given tramadol. This tramadol made me feel worse since I was already on a SSRI for 4+years. If it was not for suboxone 4/1mg a day I'd probably be dead. This med works. But you also need the will power to want to quit. Happily oxy free 3 months going. This med is a lifesaver. Just make sure you get the proper dose for your needs/habits. Otherwise you will feel its a waste of time."

   
8.0

Chris A (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I've had an extensive history with Pain meds. My whole fam literally has drug prob & is addicted to alcohol. I was sober 11yrs back in 2001. I was 21. Since I married, we had a child & moved cross country. When we moved I found out I had b ca. After being dx at 36, finding out I carry the gene, an 18 hr surgery to save my life, throw a PE 3 wks later my disease took over again. I was put on Zub over 2 yrs ago. I thought this is a life saver! Now day 15 into detox I have never in my life had w/d this bad! I'm 44, healthy now. I have awful restless leg, flat affect, emotional, Fever/chills.. all for 11 Days now! I have never in my life been in w/d for this long! You think it's saving u, your switching an addiction for another one! No lie"

   
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Longboat (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 14, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Suboxone are opiate-based meds, a substitute for heroine and other opioids, and therefore addictive. Besides helping with withdrawal, it also made the cravings go away. Like this you can put some distance between your addiction years and your new, clean life. Getting off suboxone is also not easy, but nothing compared to heroine-kicking. Doctors are supposed to help you lower your dosage. In the end I took a quarter of a 2mg/0.5mg pill every day, until one day I felt like not taking it anymore. There is no wonder cure for opiate addiction (duh!), there will always be pain and discomfort, the only thing you can try is to minimize that! After 9 years of heroine and 3.9 years on suboxone, I finally managed to get off. I definitely recommend it!"

   
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-x- (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 10, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "From Day One, the very first dose of Suboxone, I was able to quit my habit. No withdrawals at all - even the mental depression & lack of energy the Suboxone had that covered too! Never missed a moment from work (except to make my Subs appointments). I feel great and am living again. Now I'm into Month #2 of Suboxone Maintenance: 16 mg. a day, as one daily dose. The best news is my insurance covers the 'program'. So instead of chasing a high every 4 hours & wasting $300-400 a month, I take one single Suboxone dose each morning and just $8/month (!) in copay. For me a Win-Win situation. Side Effects: Urinary hesitation and constipation - that's all."

   
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James Boulden June 7, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Just jumped onto subs today after using opiates for the past 14 years. I was recently taking in between 20-35 norcs/Percs a day, or around eight 30 mg roxys a day. I went in withdrawals and they gave me 8 mg of sub which made me feel better but is starting to wear off now 5 hours later. I'll prob take more now but I'm just curious if anyone who has been on pills long term has experience with subs, and how much they took. I've never done H and never will. I'm just surprised how much sub I have to take to come off norcs. I got some subs off the street about a year ago and they seemed stronger but I guess I am taking more mg/day of opiates. Thanks for the input."

   
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Driller_Stud June 5, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I was switched last week from suboxone to zubsolv and it's been a smooth transition for me. And I have read a comment that said all the positive people were paid to give a positive review that's not the case I am a real person and have not been paid to write a review by anyone. I am able to get up everyday take care of my house, husband and kids without any issues. As addict I honestly believe people are paying more attention to the lower doses and convincing themselves it's not going to work. If you think that way you will convince yourself! It's not bad, tastes better and is so much more affordable."

Doingmybest (taken for less than 1 month) June 5, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Works Like Magic!!!"

   
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datcrazywhiteboi313 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 2, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I was on methadone 100mgs/day for 12 yrs, & switched to Suboxone almost 3 yrs ago. I tapered down on the methadone to 40 mgs over 6 days, AMA before switching to 24mgs/day of Suboxone. My methadone clinic said I was going to regret not doing a slower taper, but I had HAD IT with methadone. I had maybe a few days where I didn't feel great, but it wasn't like full withdrawal. I just got switched to Zubzolv & honestly it works just as well as Suboxone. Reading what some people have written, I have to wonder what part of your experience with any medication comes from your expectations. I went off methadone with the point of view that most bad symptoms would be in my mind, so I stayed really positive & had no problem. Stay positive! ✌"

Mimesis June 2, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I'm thinking back to 2006 when I was first put on this drug by a doc. They promised me that it wasn't like methadone... They promised me ZERO withdrawal... "It's not addictive," the docs said. They started me out on 24 mgs a day. What a joke. Here I sit, ELEVEN YEARS later... Still hooked on this soul stealer. I am once again trying to stop on my own. It's been 48 hrs since my last dose of .5 mgs or maybe a bit less. Idk if I'm going to make it, but I want to. I want a chance to actually live my life. I'm 36 and I don't have any children. I wanted to have children... but felt it was irresponsible to get pregnant while hooked on subs. I hope it's not too late. The only good thing is that it kept me off the streets"

   
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Merbear1981 May 29, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "My personal experience with suboxone is good so far. I have been on prescribed Fentanyl Patch 25 much/ 48 hrs. I have dropped to this dose over the last year. (I also left the old patch on). I have been on opiates for 12 years full time prescribed. At my highest prescription I was using 180mg of Oxycodone and 180 mg of morphine per day. I have had several adjustments on medicine including extended release doses. 5 years ago I was put on 50 mug of Fanta to with 3-10 mg Oxys per day for breakthrough. I started leaving my old patches on to increase my daily dose. This last year I tapered Down to 25 mcg patches for 48 hours.( still leaving my old patches on.) I went to a doctor that prescribes Suboxone. Lucky for me my insurance pays for Suboxone. He gave me the 8/2 mg strips. I take 1/2 a strip twice a day. I was checking every forum to see how long I needed to wait to start the suboxone. The replies are all very different. Some say 16 hours, most day 24. Others say 48-36-72 hours. Yikes! How do I keep out of precipitated withdrawals! I already have withdrawals every other day on my patch!... so I removed my patch last night around 5 pm. (I already have my suboxone script at home. ) so I started feeling withdrawal symptoms coming on around 11 pm. They didn't get super intense. I checked the cows scale as many articles suggested but only scored mild.. had the stretching of limbs symptom, anxiety.. so I took a half of a strip which was the suggested dose. I took it at 12 noon today. That's only 19-20 hours. I was in withdrawals, but not the worst I have ever had. I was scared of the precipitated withdrawals I heard about. 10-15 minutes after I took it, I felt a hot sensation wash over me. Thought I would get those withdrawals, but I took a quick bath, laid down for an hour and. Is I feel pretty good. Took my withdrawals away. I still have some muscle pain, but not the kind that come from withdrawals. Suboxone stopped the withdrawals right away. No headaches or sick feeling. Not high, but even my regular dose meds haven't made me high for years... so if your guessing on when it's ok to take suboxone after opiates, and fentanyl seems to be the highest strength, then I day shoot for 24 hours. If you are not in withdrawals at 24, then wait until you are.. if you are in withdrawals before 24 hours then just wait as long as you can. You will know when it's too bad to wait anymore. You know your body... you can always take half the amount prescribed and see how it reacts if your are afraid of precipitated withdrawals. Trust me, it will stop the withdrawals within a half hour. I have not gotten the precipices withdrawals so far. Hope this helps someone. Good luck to you!"

   
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Twinklestar7372 May 27, 2017

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For Opiate Dependence: "Was on morphine for over 5 years and when I would run out early I would go into withdrawals and be a mess. but with Suboxone my pain is controlled and if I run out early I don't have ANY withdrawals."

no mo pain (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 25, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I have been using Suboxome for 8 yrs.works well to stop opiate use. DO NOT TAKE 16MG/4MG PER DAY IT IS WAY TOO MUCH. I TAKE JUST ONE STRIP PER DAY(8MG/2MG)SPLIT IN 2 DOSES TOTAL PER DAY. The problem is now I am hooked on the medicine. I am trying to find a way to get off of it,it is very difficult.I have had 2 surgeries over last 3yrs which required pain meds. When I took the opiates prescribed it took away the pain without the high. Good Luck!"

   
7.0

JOE 14777 (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 25, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "It's a miracle drug.I don't want to do other opiates or even drink alcohol. I can think more clearly."

jack-o (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 21, 2017

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