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User Reviews for Subutex

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Opiate Dependence  
9.0
92 reviews 10 medications
Chronic Pain  
7.3
30 reviews 110 medications

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Reviews for Subutex

A Friend January 17, 2021

For Opiate Dependence: “After taking pain relievers everyday for years, I would be taking them just to avoid withdrawal, I literally woke up everyday with withdrawal and even if I wanted to stop I couldn’t because I was so afraid of withdrawal. I was prescribed Subutex 8mg twice a day. I was so scared it wouldn’t work or would have bad side effects but I finally did it, I woke up with withdrawal as usual and even though I was nervous and scared I took the Subutex and it worked!! Totally stopped my withdrawal completely within a few minutes, the same or even better than if I had taken a Percocet. This is literally a miracle drug I am still amazed how well it works, absolutely zero withdrawal and absolutely zero bad side effects. I know how scared you are about going through withdrawal but with this unbelievable drug Subutex you can stop taking painkillers with no withdrawal it’s really amazing I hope this helps someone one day”

10 / 10
Jen · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 15, 2021

For Chronic Pain: “Been on Subutex over 2 years for chronic back pain that I've had for over 14 yrs. Nothing else worked or has given me relief. It gave me my life back. Couldn't be happier with the outcome.”

10 / 10
Candy · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 10, 2021

For Opiate Dependence: “Hello everyone. I have been on Suboxone and Subutex since 2014. I was on opioids for around 12/15 years. Roxy’s, Hydro’s and really any thing I could get my hands on including drinking a whole lot. When I started this journey of subs, I thought it was the best thing that had ever hit the market and I was very uneducated about it at the same time. This past summer I started experiencing trouble with my feelings, not emotional, internal, my skin. Now my stomach is so messed up. Like two surgeries messed up all due to this “wonderful” drug. Because I have been on it for so many years, I have begun to tapper down. I was on 16mg of Suboxone and now I’m on 2mg tablets 6x a day. Has anyone experienced any withdrawals from the naloxone from switching to subutex from Suboxone?”

1 / 10

Frequently asked questions

Reddd August 19, 2013

For Opiate Dependence: “If this medicine is used correctly it can save your life! I have been on the medicine about 2 years. Night and day from what I once was to what I am now! I used medicines (all of them) for 15 years. Now I have been medicine free for as long as I been on this medicine. I know it only treats opiate use but for whatever reason it has helped me through it all. This medicine has without a doubt saved my life. I went from never having anything to now new truck, nice house, and most importantly my kids have a life I always dreamed of. Just thought I should share.”

10 / 10
Lou August 6, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “I am 65 yrs old been on pain medication for 40 plus years I have severe conveyed scoliosis , degenerative disc disease, multiple levels Of spondylosis , herniated L2-3 through L4-5 levels I have never abused my pain medication because I need it! I live in chronic pain so I take as prescribed, also like a normal old person I have arthritis and I have ulcerative colitis so I cannot take a lot NSAIDS. In addition tear in rotator cuff left shoulder. Now like always good people suffers for the bad !! The DEA has doctors paranoid to give the meds that truly help so they are pushing Subutex & Suboxone. I’ve tried Subutex for a couple months kept me from being sick as far as not having the meds but doesn’t help pain at all !! Everyone has different reactions to medicine.. therefore each patient should be screened by Dr .. the DEA do not have MD behind their name !! nor any other Medical Degree! They need focus on heroine fentanyl users / abusers not legit people in pain!!”

4 / 10
Jwayne April 18, 2020

For Opiate Dependence: “I have been on Subutex for 2 years now. Before I was into pain pills , then moved up to heroin for about 8 years. A lot of people blame the drug for just not working but you have to be ready to stop getting high. This last attempt to stop I was desperate went to a 120 day treatment facility and started Subutex and have now been clean a lil over 2 years. A lot of people say I'm trading one addiction for another and that's fine at least now I'm not sticking a needle in my arm or hurting the people I love to get another fix. When I started Subutex I was jobless living in a homeless shelter and now. I have a house, job, car and kids back in my life . I've seen people leaving comments bashing the drug or praising it. Look it's different for everybody. No I do not give the drug all the credit because you need to have the desire to stop getting high for it to work to begin with. Just like NA and AA Subutex isn't the cure all. It can help if you really want it to tho !”

9 / 10
NpaingoingInsane · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 8, 2019

For Chronic Pain: “I came into the hospital already prescribed 8 mgs Subutex 3 times a day for opiate withdrawal. Been prescribed it at home for the last 2 years. It has never worked for pain for me. Now in the hospital with severe and chronic pain after having spinal surgery and a messed up hip. I had a severe MRSA infection in my spine and hip. I'm back in the hospital bc of overexertion and the infection coming back in my spine and hip. My pain doctor here refuses to give me anything at all for pain because my Subutex should be helping my pain. Even though I've been on it so long and it's never helped ever. I don't know whey they think all of a sudden it's going to help. He could at least try tramadol. I'm reporting him. I've been in the hospital in severe pain for two months not getting hardly any sleep because of the constant pain. I'd love to put him through this.”

1 / 10

More FAQ

Anastasia · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 19, 2019

For Opiate Dependence: “I have been on 12mg of Buprenorphine since 2012. I was always scared to detox myself up until about 2 weeks ago. I dropped from 12mg to 8mg with no discomfort....waited a few days and decided to go to 4mg ...waited a few days and now I am on 2mg. I am fine! I urge you to try to quit after you've improved your life if you can. I feel as though I've gotten max benefit from Subutex and now it is time to live sober. I've gained tons of weight and I really want off of the Buprenorphine. It is crucial to take the last bit of detox slowly. I hope I'll be okay and not riding on 7 years worth of bup stored in my system only to await unheard of withdrawal.”

8 / 10
JMC · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 7, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “Was prescribed morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone for several years for injury, went through a divorce and lost my insurance, my psychiatrist put me on subutex and it literally saved my life! It really helps my pain, and I have no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever! It’s a wonder medication. I’m prescribed 8mg BID if that helps.”

10 / 10
Lisa Kittrell · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 5, 2016

For Opiate Dependence: “I truly believe this drug is a miracle drug. I had been on high doses of oxycodone, methadone, oxycontin 80 mg, and opana 30 ER for about 14 years and when I tried to stop on my own the w/d's were so bad that it was impossible for me. I was put on subutex for 2 months (my choice for discontinuing) 8 mg a day. I weaned myself off within two months and I did experience very slight w/d's, but nothing I couldn't deal with for about 2 weeks. Mainly I believe that I just didn't know how to live drug free so my emotions were like a roller coaster for a couple weeks. Pushing through though is the key because your mind will tell you this will never end, but it does and pretty quick if you stay committed and stay away from bad choices.”

9 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 1, 2013

For Chronic Pain: “I've taken numerous medications on the chronic pain control list and I have found this one to be the best at overall pain control with only one dose per day required. It works a little differently than other narcotic pain medicines. While it is relatively new in the United States for pain control, it has been used in Europe for pain treatment for many years. I have also found the normal effects you would normally expect from narcotics like euphoria, dizziness, and light-headedness are just not as pronounced which has really given me a lot of my activities back. While no medicine will ever stop pain 100% this medication has been a life changer for me.”

9 / 10
Priscilla4459 · Taken for 5 to 10 years January 28, 2020

For Opiate Dependence: “I was on opiates from age 13. At 20 I was introduced to heroin. Then I found out about subutex and started taking it per doc. I started at 8mg a day, YOU DON'T NEED A LOT. I can’t stress that enough. Tapered down to 4mg then 2 mg over the first 6 months, then to 1 mg which was a jump but I was stable. I quit subs because I was just tired of handing the doc all my money and tired of being dependent. Withdrawal is as bad as you make it. If you keep telling yourself it’s terrible, it will be. If you stay positive and busy, it’s manageable. Day 4 and going strong, been a couple rough moments but ITS MANAGEABLE. Nothing you can’t handle!! Best luck”

6 / 10
Cindilouwho · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 25, 2020

For Opiate Dependence: “Subutex saved my life. I had been opioid dependent for 7 years. From one 5mg a day to 100mg just not to feel sick. I've been on 8mg to 16mg subutex for 5 months..and although I still crave occasionally I'm not pill seeking or dope sick. I know eventually I will need to come off subutex and I'm ok with that. My life no longer revolves around my next pill or whatever available if no pills. I hate that life.”

10 / 10
Savedmylife June 19, 2015

For Opiate Dependence: “Saved my life. Over 5 yrs clean, followed Drs orders and it's been a Godsend, also: tdp12345, if you are not feeling supported and able to get off of it right now than stay on it, who says you have to ween off quickly? This medication has been very successful as a long term treatment option for addiction just like people with diabetes take their insulin. My opinion is the positives of this miracle drug outweigh the risks of what could happen if you let your cravings take you to drugs again. Do what "YOU" have to do for "YOU". Don't listen to what others think. Find a good doctor who cares and stay on a treatment that works for you. God Bless.”

10 / 10
Diesl · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 12, 2018

For Chronic Pain: “Ive been on Subutex for about nine years and have been taking it for off label use for chronic pain. I'm kind of a split case because due to chronic pain and over prescribing pain medication, my new doctor at the time decided he wanted to try Subutex with me. This medicine has improved my quality of life beyond any other modality that I've tried. The only thing I will warn other people about is if you stay on the medicine for a long time and decide you want to stop taking it, it affects your brain chemistry so much that you may not recognize yourself. This happened to me and the lights just went out. I was sick for weeks but more than that I couldn't think straight and made terrible decisions. Not until I was placed back on my medication at a very low dose did I regain my sense of self. I think I may be on this medication forever.”

10 / 10
GG · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 14, 2019

For Opiate Dependence: “I have been on subutex 8mg twice a day for 15 months. I was on heroin for almost 5 years. I tried numerous times to get clean because nothing work. The Dr. Tried me on suboxone (yuck). And a lot of other things. I was at rock bottom and my sister was already on subutex so she let me try it (I know, not supposed to take anyone's medicine) but I was at the end of my rope. But I am 100% thankful I did. It gave me my life back. I made an appointment right away because it was the only thing that help me and I didn't want to be using drugs anymore. Now I have energy. I am no longer depressed. I actually have a life that I love. I don't think about using and I take subutex as prescribed. I went from homeless gutter rat to having a full time job, a beautiful house and a vehicle. No matter what you read everyone has to decide for themselves if it works for you. Me personally I couldn't have gotten my life back without it.”

10 / 10
RenewedAgain April 20, 2009

For Opiate Dependence: “I have been like many others; off and on this hell of a roll-a-coaster wondering when and where it's going to stop. Even after I had 7, yes 7 overdoses in the past year I still couldn't find a way to get off. The only thing that I feel that has helped me to understand and HELP me get clean is Subutex/Suboxone but like many will say you must want this more than anything and as bad as you can taste the end of this crazy ride, and you are sick and just about to jump off, there are people there to catch you. I believe if you stay strong and stick to these life saving medications, you can finally have a sober life. I wish everyone the best and please remember there are many people who love and care about you. Life is worth the fight. ”

10 / 10
LoverOfLife May 5, 2016

For Opiate Dependence: “I had a $1,000 dollar a month heroin habit. 3 days into withdrawal I went to a Methadone clinic. Was on Methadone, 150 mg's for 6 months before I started a 5 month taper to jump to Subutex. While Methadone kept me clean, it really slowed me down, I just kept going up & up in mg's. The taper off Methadone was brutal. Was induced onto Sub last October. The first 3 weeks on 16 mg's of Subs I had a lot of speedy side FX, feeling really wired, insomnia, I was nervous it wouldn't go away bc I *hate* being anxious, feeling fast. Third week in the side FX just stopped. I could sleep, I was normal. I'm on 24 mg's Sub, I had a big H habit, I feel 100% normal. I do not crave junk. It saved my life. Been off H since Dec 2014. I love life! Miracle med!%u2661”

10 / 10
SubutexSAVEDmyLIFE September 27, 2014

For Opiate Dependence: “This medication is God send. I have been an opiate addict for over 10 years. I have tried Methadone, Suboxone, being totally sober (which caused me to go insane as well as suicidal). I truly have hope for my future now and after about 14 years of searching to just feel "normal" I finally do. Within two weeks of getting my dosage correct my parents and friends could see a MAJOR difference in me, my attitude towards life, my appearance, my motivation and overall happiness.”

10 / 10
Perky · Taken for 10 years or more January 14, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “I’ve been taken Subutex for 12 years now for my back pain. I tried everything else first. Wish I started with this. It’s helped me a lot!! My pain level stays tolerable. The one thing I hate is it’s bad for your teeth. I just got bottom dentures put in because of Subutex. The other thing is Drs don’t know much about it’s effects on you after taken this long. I would like to have something for breakthrough every once in awhile but they say it wouldn’t help. It’s frustrating. Hope this helped”

8 / 10
Jgray766 · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 24, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “My experience was not good. I had never had as much back pain and hip pain and I have experienced with subutex. 18 mg daily. For a year. Of course the dr had to make his 200 a month so he made me believe it was my weight and he insisted on me staying on it. Well, I disagree respectfully. I lost enjoyment in life. I got very depressed. Gained a lot of weight. So when they called to remind me of my appointment (like I would forget) I said “I won’t be coming back”....receptionist couldn’t believe it. 15 minutes later I get a call from the PA telling me how dangerous it was to stop. Well I jumped off of 8mg and 3 weeks later I’m free and feel great with NO PAIN. Subutex isn’t for everyone I guess. And I love being able to handle my anxiety now and get other scripts that I actually need. Consider stopping don’t let them make you afraid bc you are strong.”

4 / 10
bbrat September 18, 2014

For Chronic Pain: “I never was into pills before but in 2009 I had a child and with all my kids I had to have a C-section. It started by me not being able to move out of bed and take care of my kids. I decided to take 3 x 500s Vicodin and that's when it took me right away. I started taking them everyday to get the pain to go away and for that energy. I had a 2 year old and a newborn and I was changing 2 diaper at once on Vicodin. I couldn't believe the energy. Anyways years later no kids, no house, no car, or anyone, my friend told me about Subutex and I went and tried it out and have been clean since Nov 2012 recently had another child in 2013 and I didn't even want any pain meds actually Subutex took my pain away more. This has truly changed my life”

10 / 10
pennytm · Taken for 10 years or more November 30, 2017

For Chronic Pain: “Have had Fibromyalgia for 16 yrs. I started with the regular narcotics until I was building such a tolerance that I was on a roller coaster with pain relief and then the tolerance. Finally my doctor put me on subutex ( actually the generic ) and have had very good pain relief since 2007 with only one raise in dosage. I take 8mg three times a day without a high or loopy feeling. It even helps with that debilitating burning fatigue. I am so thankful that there is something out there that can give decent quality of life. I am out of my bed and can do somethings around the house with breaks. I can walk some for exercise. Fibromyalgia had me in bed most of the time. Of course, everyone is different and everyone responds differently to different drugs.”

10 / 10
Kinsleyspop · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 16, 2017

For Opiate Dependence: “I got out of jail in January 2015 for a probation violation for a failed drug test. I had been addicted to pain pills since I was 14 years old, and here 20 years later I was still addicted to opiates. I had been to rehab, was on 120mg of methadone for 4 years and got arrested for selling my take homes. So I went to jail cold turkey and almost died in jail, it took me almost a month to get over my withdrawals. So when I got out of jail, my girlfriend was on suboxone, and told me how much better she felt, so I figured what the hell, I had tried everything else. So I went to the doctor 2 years ago this month, and was put on 8mg Subutex twice a day. I now live a normal, happy life! This is truly a miracle drug, and it saved my life!”

10 / 10
Cher · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 28, 2020

For Opiate Dependence: “I have been on Subutex for a couple of years after 25 years methadone maintenance. It was a godsend. I strongly recommend it for opiate addiction. It was also helping with severe pain due to severe osteoarthritis but not a lot. I stopped taking it at 0.4 mg two weeks ago and, apart from fatigue, am absolutely fine. It was my own idea to detox. Feeling mentally positive. Hope this helps.”

10 / 10
bcp666 · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 15, 2012

For Opiate Dependence: “I absolutely love this medicine. It helped my back pain and increased my mood. I have been on the 2 mg for about 6 months and finally after breaking the last three in half for four days (1 mg) I have gone cold turkey. WOW first day is okay, second and third are the killers, no motivation, no sleep, however on the 4th day I was feeling better and saw my doctor on the 5th day. He was expecting me to beg for more, but I turned him down, I wanted off the ride for good. He was so proud which made me feel better. I am now back at work and it is HARD but I am making it. Really folks get the 2 mg and break them into half's, and then half those till you are out... Within 5 days you will be FINE.”

9 / 10
Stepaside11 March 17, 2014

For Opiate Dependence: “In 2010, what started as some needed relief for back pain, the FL Pill Mill took me for a ride which almost cost me my life. Being prescribed 120 30mg Oxy/month to 15 months later being at 240 30mg Oxy and 90 40mg Opana ER. The damage I caused my family in that brief period was substantial, but the damage I did to myself was enormous. One day, looking in the mirror, I was scared into reality. How had I gone from 276lbs to 204lbs in 9 months? At that precise moment, I called a Subutex Dr and 48hrs later, in withdrawals I started Subutex. What transpired over the next 9 months was nothing short of a rebirth. In Jan 2012, I took my last 0.75mg dose of Subutex and with it, I flushed 690mg of Oxy and 360mg of Opana, left over from the day I started Subutex!”

10 / 10
Tutu · Taken for 10 years or more January 3, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “I had back surgery when I was 30 but the pain continued, and worsened. I tried every narcotic . I have a pain management doctor. Eventually after taking so many narcotics with for 5 years, my tolerance was just too high so my dr prescribed subutex. I have been using subutex for 15 years. Most of the time it works; however, there are days when the excruciating pain makes me wonder if subutex is effective. I am only 46 yrs old. I am a teacher. I have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. I need to function now more than ever as my husband decided to quit our marriage after 30 yrs. Now I have no choice but to work to provide for myself and kids. Doing any household chores, driving, standing/sitting causes severe pain. Subutex doesn’t seem to be doing the trick anymore. I’m scared that if I stop the pain will get worse. How do I get pain relief?”

6 / 10

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