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User Reviews for Buprenorphine / naloxone

Also known as: Bunavail, Suboxone, Zubsolv

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Opiate Dependence
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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I finally checked myself into a clinic after 5 years. I have chronic pain issues, but I just couldn't take it anymore, I had to be off of the 75-90mg a day Percocet habit. My doctor prescribed the Zubsolv (15 free while we wait for my PA with my insurance). He said I could take the meds at 12hrs but I was so afraid of precipitated withdrawals that I decided to wait 24hrs. My husband held my hand while I cried uncontrollably because of the shaking awful WD's I was in, and I have serious medication anxiety and I was so scared. As soon as I popped it under my tongue it began breaking down. The flavor was pleasant enough. Within just moments I felt like a new person. Highly recommend so far!!"

   
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ShayBay7 (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I tried this before and it gave me headaches and got me restless and wore off in a few hours and was a horrible negative experience. Of course that wasn't true but if they were to get that P.A. back saying, if the patient just wants suboxone because that's all he's known and used and doesn't want to switch, 100% guarantee deny. They said unfortunately more times than not insurance companies deny these P.A. Requests, I was scared especially after reading so many comments on here about my same situation and it brings horrible! I prayed! The next day, Thursday, my Doctor called and said...... I WAS APPROVED!!! WOO! So guys, YOU CAN appeal an insurance decision to only trying to cover zubsolv and not suboxone like you're used to , it was easy and fast!"

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Suboxone stopped my addiction & drug use *dead in its tracks*. There was no withdrawal at all. Now, 4 months into the maintenance phase, the daily Suboxone dose totally prevents cravings. Even cravings for alcohol are gone. I am comfortable & happy. BUT, is extremely important to be on the right dose of it, AND then to adhere to the dosing exactly as prescribed -- with no fooling around. It seems that some people play games with it (snorting it, taking it rectally, alternative ways of taking it rather than under the tongue) and then complain that Suboxone was a catastrophe. Well, no wonder it was, in those cases. But it has helped make *major* positive changes in my life. No bad side effects."

   
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Greg Almond (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I just started my suboxone treatment. After years of heavy oxycodone use. At my worst I was doing six to eight 30 mg oxys per day! I quit cold turkey once I revealed my problem to my family, had the worst week of my life from the withdrawal as you can imagine given my amount and length of use. After 6 months of relapsing here and there and having constant terrible cravings I finally got on suboxone. From day one this has been a lifesaving med for me. My cravings are gone , I don’t drink alcohol and my outlook on life is a million times better. If you are having a rough time with addiction then please seek help and know that suboxone literally saved my life ."

   
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Insidious1 (taken for less than 1 month) October 17, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Just started, no evaluation yet as only been on it a few days"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2017

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For Opiate Dependence: "Good over all. Got my life together, saved my life u could say, yes. I have a slow heart rate , other vitals well in healthy person blood pressure range "

   
8.0

low pulse (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 4, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I was addicted to heroin in high doses for almost a year and was unsuccessfully trying to get clean the whole time, getting all the way through cold turkey detox and relapsing once I felt better and the cravings took hold. I'd taken suboxone in the past but only because it got me REALLY high and not as a maintenance med. After a week clean with immense cravings I started on Zubsolv maintenance and have had almost zero cravings since. I much prefer the taste and dissolve time to subs, however I do find that if I sleep in too long and don't take my morning dose on time I wake up very sick and start vomiting (extremely painful vomiting at that) until my dose kicks in after 30-60 minutes. I still highly recommend it, I have my life back!!"

   
7.0

Beatnholler (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 11, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I am neither drugs nor suboxone user. However, VERY unfortunately my husband is. It's been 6 years he has been using this stuff that calls Suboxone. He is like a serious drug person, like those who use heroine and so on. He cannot live without it. Even he no longer uses opioid, he is still an addicted and sick person. Once, he tried to stop it, after minimizing his dose till minimum.But you cannot imagine what I saw that time.He was not himself, he got such terrible withdrawals. It was terrible. So he failed. And started to use it again. He was suffering for 9 days and couldn't stand it anymore. The Drs they just make money, but not thinking about other people's life who has to deal with it"

   
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BrUklyn (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 5, 2017

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Suboxone (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Just puts off withdrawal. Eventually if you come off subs you will feel it. However while taking subs it makes me normal. I ironically used Vicodin to wean off subs. But I was working a great sober program. Eventually I did relapse and here we are again. I'm hoping to go on it short term instead of the 15 months I took it before. We will see. Before I was given 2-4 strips per day. Found out later 1/4 of a strip would've done fine. This time I will not take so much."

   
8.0

Shmeglyn (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 3, 2017

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Bunavail (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "I have depended on opiates for 16 years. I learned to shoot up my pills after about 2 years of snorting them. I continued this IV use for the last 7 years I used. I was just about totally broke. I lost my home & everything I worked all my life to attain. I was tired of having to worry about getting dope sick. I tired of the constant search for pills or heroin. I was easily using 20 pills a day. I was going through a much as $600 every day. I thought I was too far gone to ever get back & last a normal (ish) life. I thought I'd have to stop breathing to stop using. After a failed suicide attempt, I went to rehab. Today I am 3 days away from 900 days clean. It's a miracle!"

   
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Belo (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 20, 2017

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For Opiate Dependence: "I've been addicted to oxycodone/perks for about 7 years now. Ranging from 30-120mg a day (needed at least 30mg to be somewhat functional). Since losing cars, a house, copious amounts of money and almost losing my family and simply myself, I decided to really stick with the suboxone. Before, I just had it as a back up to keep withdrawals away if I couldn't get anything. It truly is a miracle drug but, they should warn you of the withdrawal symptoms that are very much like full blown heroin/methadone withdrawal. Day 1: 2mgs in morning, Day 2: 1mg in am 1mg bedtime, Day 3/4: 1mg Day 5/6: 0.5 mgs. By day 7 you should be .25mg or nothing. It helps to always have 1 around just in case you have that one very bad day, that could send you backwards."

   
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Chrissyi1 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 5, 2017

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Zubsolv (buprenorphine / naloxone) for Opiate Dependence: "Hey guys! I wonder if the release dates of Zubsolv and Suboxone were reversed and Zubsolv came out 1st would all these stories be the same.I had been on pain pills since 2009, with severe neck and back pain from a oil tanker accident. Oct 2016 after all the pain clinics started closing and I got fed up with withdrawals. I started buying subutex, they weren't the greatest but I wasn't sick. Then I found another friend to buy strips from. I was talking 2-3 a day. In Feb 2017 I found a clinic and my insurance only covers Zubsolv. I felt 4 sure they wouldn't work. 1st couple months I kept using, Dr told me give 1 month clean and see. Well it's been 4, I feel great!! I'm on 8.6am and 5.7pm! Can hold my wifes script for oxy 15mg and NOT TOUCH THEM!"

   
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CleanNhappy (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2017

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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!"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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?? "

   
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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."

   
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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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