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User Reviews for Buprenorphine / naloxone

Also known as: Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail, Cassipa

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Opiate Dependence
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Summary of Buprenorphine/naloxone reviews 8.1 800 reviews

Reviews for Buprenorphine/naloxone

For Opiate Dependence: "Generic versions of this drug can be a nightmare. I did fine with most. Rite Aid switched to Lannett Co Inc. their generic version made me vomit and made my joints ache !!!!!!! Generics are absolutely 100% different. I was on tramadol for years and once I was given a football generic version and had heart palpitations. Idk how these companies get away with a totally different drug..$$$$"

   
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Luvlee June 21, 2019

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I've been taking suboxone for many years now. I continue it for maintaining my pain relief. What I would like to say IS.. Generic Suboxone () is NOT THE SAME. Been having withdrawal symptoms and my anxiety has soared through the roof. Here is a copy of what the generic ZUBSOLV had to say.. "There are some preferential differences between Suboxone and Zubslov, such as taste and dosage forms. Zubsolv also has improved bioavailability, which allows the user to absorb the buprenorphine and put it to use more easily. As a result, there is a lower opioid content in a dose of Zubsolv than in a dose of Suboxone". SO THOSE WHO SAY "ITS THE SAME" rubbish, it's not."

   
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Smurfette11 (taken for 10 years or more) June 20, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "The Sandoz suboxone is "EXACTLY" the same as the name brand Suboxone! It's just repackaged with generic buprenorphine/naloxone label for Sandoz. The strip inside is the "EXACT" strip that you would get in the name brand Suboxone package! Do some research online and you'll see that I'm 100% correct? This medication is a life saver for many people but please understand that suboxone is still an opiate and a very strong one at that! Subs should be used just long enough to curb your addictive thoughts and behaviors and then tapered slowly at a rate of 25% every 4-7 days. For successful long-term sobriety a twelve step program and/or drug addiction counseling is highly recommended! Click on the following link for the best suboxone therapy/taper plan that I know of, it has helped thousands upon thousands of people over the years and continues to do so! Here's the link - https://forum.drugs.com/suboxone-treatment/suboxone-therapy-66109.html Be well everyone... God bless us all!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 20, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "After 2 1/2 years on the Suboxone brand names 8 mg 2 strips I was switched over to the Dr reddys generic version . I take 2 - 8 mg strips a day . I noticed a big difference right away. I did not feel the typical mild euphoric feeling I got with the brand name but instead experienced a feeling of general discomfort and a crushing sleepiness. I started getting headaches and almost felt as if I was going thru mild withdrawal as my body attempted to adjust to the new drug. My insurance will not pay for brand name anymore and I don't have an extra $600 each month to spend on the meds I want. I tried subsolve for a short while but I did not like that either. My doctor wants me to go off strips now and go on pills completely . For the first time since I've been in opioid addiction treatment I'm thinking of just trying to get off Suboxone because now it's just junk and waste of money.The insurance companies don't seem to care. It's sad as this drug has worked so effectively for me."

   
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Reno June 19, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "Do not take Dr. Reddys it's a scam, and now my insurance won't cover my regular suboxone brand. This needs to be taken off the market, it just made me sick. After 4 yrs of being on suboxone I am now feeling sick and wanting to use again for the first time since I stopped. Tell your doctors to refuse this brand. It doesn't work. It tastes even worse than usual and I am only on 4mg of suboxone, I need to take extra with this one and I'm going to run out faster. I called my doctor and left a message. I was too sick to go into work today and I can't do that for an entire month. I hope when he calls back he can find a way to make sure I can get back on my regular subs. I'm so scared of screwing up again and I've never felt this way. Just a few days ago everything was fine."

   
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Sadie3434 June 19, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I have been on suboxone for 8 years, started on the generic recently and I felt very off (different), it may depend on how sensitive to medications you are, I am very sensitive, so I noticed a decrease in energy, shakiness, tiredness, headaches and body pain. I don't agree with the statement that generic is stronger, it depends on the person, how long you have been on it, how much you absorb and drug sensitivity. Everyone is different. Personally the generic is not effective for me, my body is used to brand name and contrary to what you may think, they are not the same formula. It all depends on what your body needs and accepts."

   
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Skye June 18, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I've been on Suboxone for eight years and did not relapse one time. That being said, I was switched to the generic films and am disappointed to say I have relapsed bad. The generic was not the same. Maybe if I had started on it.... If you can do not switch."

   
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Liz (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 18, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "This review is for the Sandoz brand generic film of buprenorphine with naloxone 8mg/2mg. This generic of suboxone is made by the exact same company that manufactures the name brand Suboxone film, Monosol Rx in Princeton, NJ. I can't tell any difference at all in the two and I had been on the name brand films for over 5 years now. I will note that with both drugs I encounter a side effect and that is that I have severe edema in both legs from my ankle to just below my calves. I know I need to stop taking this medication but it's so hard. Sometimes I think I would have been better off if I was still using pain killers off the street."

   
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Jburche2 (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2019

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Looks to me like someone doesn't like the generic version and has used a dozen different screen names to complain about it. In reality they are exactly the same, in fact one of them is actually the name-brand drug itself just private labeled and sold as generic."

Skeptical (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 17, 2019

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Listen... All of you saying "oh it doesn't work!!". For me it works the EXACT same if not better. You have to remember that regulation guidelines require makers to use .2-/+.2 of the active ingredient in Suboxone"

   
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Casper (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 15, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "Started these generics today, they are terrible as I do not like the feeling I'm getting from it. What is going on? It's so hard to get my regular meds anymore I guess it's time to get off them, so scared."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 13, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I am having issues with the generic brand of buprenorphine with naloxone I don’t like them at all. I have had film with no print (medication). I need brand name, I’ve been on edge!"

   
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Oceanna June 12, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I have been interchangeably taking Suboxone 8mg/2mg and the Sandoz and I work a very physical job. The Sandoz brand are stronger, no doubt. The part that gets me, is that people can come on here and say they aren’t as good, but have the symptoms of overdosing on Suboxone.. one person referred to Sulfur breath, this always happens when I take too much Suboxone. People complaining of lethargy and sickness, these are signs of overdosing. Try taking less than normal and you will see."

   
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ThatDude (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 12, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "Well I just want to say I took. Suboxone strips for years and they worked great .... and then when the generic ones came out , they really really sucked. And yes I felt like I was having withdrawals right after you take it, about three hours in, all of my friends that are on the programs they all have insurance that won't pay for the original brand suboxones, one after the other all down the line since they came out. Since suboxone was a orange stop sign that worked the best of all. Yes I think they are just trying to make it less addicting product and that is also the point"

   
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steveo (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 12, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I've been on two 8mg Suboxone strips a day for 5 months and two days ago when I got to the drug store they gave me the generic strips for the first time and I totally agree with a comment I read on here. The generic were A LOT stronger. It hit me so hard I actually had a little bit of a panic attack the past two days and got a horrible headache! They are so strong I think I'm just going to take half my normal dose. And yes, they are way more bitter. I actually gagged a few times."

Renee June 10, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I was recently informed by my pharmacist that a I would be getting new generic 8mg film by Sandoz. In my opionion, Sandoz strips are exactly the same as name brand in texture, taste, strength and color. I have not been able to tell any difference other than reading negative reviews, which are, more than likely, Suboxone employees trying to save their jobs. I am writing this review to help the people who are on the fence about whether to try them or not. Sandoz is an authorized generic. Sandoz are NOT fakes, they are identical to name brand. Don’t be scared to try the new generics. I’ve noticed a lot of negative reviews about Dr. Reddy’s, which is an Indian pharmaceutical, but still as good. This assured me that someone has an agenda to slander the Dr Reddy name, which is in direct competition with Suboxone. Also, there is only about a 10-15% price break from Suboxone to Sandoz, this margin should increase as more generics hit the market."

   
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Scooter June 10, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I've been battling my doctor and my insurance company since the brand name Suboxone got wiped away from those with Medicaid. No generic is as effective as SUBOXONE. I even gave the Sublocade shot a try because nothing was working the same for me. The shot is nothing short of a failure as well. I did it with the most open mind, primarily because I've gotten to my wits end fighting with insurance and doctor. I'm at the point where using is legit sounding very enticing & that's not ok. I'm scared. It should not be legal to completely wipe away a medication that was very effective in treating my disease when ultimately that could push an addict like me to say " blow this" & get high. OR just go buy them on the streets because it's much easier than the hassle of this. *I can honestly give a big THANKS to Suboxone for aiding (not keeping) me in staying clean for a year and a half. Someone needs to fix this situation immediately."

   
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clint-bizkit June 9, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "Came off prescribed Percocets and started taking Suboxone Strips 8/2 for 4 months then Zubsolv for a month that worked very good as well. Then they switched me to the new Bupe/Naloxone 2/.05mg tablet generic twice daily and all I got to say is this drug is absolutely horrible I'm getting the sweats, extreme anxiety depression you name it - almost like I'm going into withdrawals a few hours after taking think I might just do an at home detox and be over with all this medication non sense. I wish you all the best with this product and also hope your insurance will pay for the real Suboxone or Zubsolv stay away from the Generic it will mess with your head especially if you have a high sensitivity to medications. God bless and please stay clean don't ever give up."

   
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JGNewBeginnings (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 8, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "OMGoodness I just started the Generic Suboxone like 20 minutes ago. My doctor switched me without letting me know. I took half a strip it cracks instead of peeling apart, so the quality sucks, but the strength is insane!! I don't like it at all it's really strong!!! I feel funny!! I feel high as hell!! Was wondering if anyone else had this experience?? My doctor's office is closed and the weekend is here, so I'm screwed until Monday morning. Looks like I'll be taking 1/3 of my normal dose to avoid feeling like I'm going to pass out. They taste worse then the name brand strips so expect a migraine too!! Don't drive on this stuff either!!"

   
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SibueaC (taken for less than 1 month) June 7, 2019

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Well suboxone sure gave me my life back, however with that being said I've been on it 18 and half months, this is my second time coming off it , I feel ready. Problem is I was not told by anybody that runs the program that it is absolutely worse coming off then the drugs you were doing to begin with. The withdrawals are beyond horrible and after 2 and half weeks I was still sick. I just firmly believe as an addict going for help and the rest of us have a right to know all the information, instead I feel mislead, deceived and lied to, but I'll make it and so will all of you. Wish everybody best of luck.."

   
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Jlynn2019 (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 7, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "Sober 8 years with no relaspse. My successful recovery is due to my medication. Suboxone worked perfectly for me. Now though I use generic DrReddys version and I am a little sluggish no focus some jitters tons of hot flashes, basically I have withdrawal symptoms so now I have to take more of my current dose and I'll ask my doctor to increase my meds. It's so awful because I've never gone up on my dose, always down so this is my first set back. It's not fair that my insurance now won't cover Suboxone name brand and I'm forced to use this lower grade version. I am a stable mom here who depends on her meds. I just don't feel like myself anymore."

   
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MeKH (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 6, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I have tried a generic buprenorphine with naloxone before and I don't recall the experience being this bad as it has been on Dr. Reddys version. For 2 months I've been on them and have had these other health issues: water retention causing ear infection and pneumonia, horrible headaches from fluid in my head and body. I have had 2 rounds of antibiotics and water pills. I have had lethargy, gained 35lbs in 2 months. Moved, changed diet, watch symptoms closer. Working out at least every other day. Not getting better. I have noticed, disturbing thoughts, depression. I also experienced withdrawal like symptoms the first few days. I wanted this to work because the Suboxone brand has the monopoly and the cost is more. I have not seen any other reviews with these symptoms. I might be allergic to an ingredient in it. The head pressure and nausea start an hour after I take it in the morning. It's like my head is filling up like a water balloon. Pointless to take a med that causes you to need three others...."

   
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Meisme (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 6, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "My rating is impartial. Suboxone name brand I give high ratings. Sandoz pharmaceuticals is the rating you see!! Suboxone name brand worked great. Then Sandoz pharmaceuticals came out with their version. Of course I was excited at the price difference. I mean 14 name brand suboxone strips at a range of $99 and sandoz pharmaceuticals I only pay $37.93 for 14 each week. But me and others have noticed that sandoz pharmaceuticals brand is not as effective at all!! Guess it's a get what you pay for scenario. No insurance so I go the cheaper route but I'm taking more than 2 a day that I'm prescribed just to make it thru. I'm not down playing sandoz pharmaceuticals by no means but please work on the formula I know you do generic and biosimilar products and if u can get this together correctly you would be a life saver to many broke no insurance types like me."

   
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Awal (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 4, 2019

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For Opiate Dependence: "I've been taking Suboxone, name brand, for 12 years. I started off with the pills and ended up on the films. Due to my insurance not paying for the name brand any longer, I started taking Dr. Reddys generic version of buprenorphine with naloxone 5 days ago and it is AWFUL! The genetic version is no comparison to the name brand. I can normally go 3 days without taking any Suboxone before I begin to feel the withdrawal. With the generic, I could barely make it 24 hours without the withdrawal symptoms beginning to kick it. I went to my pharmacy today and had the remainder of my script filled with the brand name. Within 20 minutes of taking the film, I was back to feeling like I normally do."

   
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Aep (taken for 10 years or more) June 3, 2019

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "So I promised the last time when I got off these things I would do a review because I read all the reviews and it scared me! But the first time I was taking subprime for about 6 years so it took me a longer time to tapper but if you tapper slowly you will barely feel anything. You will be uncomfortable and not want to go hang out but you can still eat and things like that. NOTHING like coming off blues or anything that miserable no where near that awful. Only thing if you have something to help you sleep was the hardest only one day though. The next time (yes I’m a dumbass) I’ve been taking for about 6 months but only a quarter so it took me a month to taper and by doing that I was only feeling like rubbish for one day and it wasn’t even that bad. So as long as you taper and don’t come off when your taking a quarter or more you’ll be ok. It was mostly the anxiety about it all that kills you. You can do this! You got this!"

   
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Justme June 2, 2019

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