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Old 12-04-2009, 08:27 AM   #1
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what should I do if I am on suboxone and need to have a colonoscopy

what should I do if I am on suboxone and need to have a colonoscopy

 
Old 12-04-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: what should I do if I am on suboxone and need to have a colonoscopy

I don't know much about colonoscopies, do they put you "under?" Do you need to take pain medication? You definitely need to talk to your doctor about this, but I'm pretty sure you would need to stop taking suboxone for at least a few days before going under anesthesia

 
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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Re: what should I do if I am on suboxone and need to have a colonoscopy

Usually they give you something to relax and Versed so you don't remember them sticking a 5 foot long tube up your ...

Definitely talk to your physician about it first.

 
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Re: what should I do if I am on suboxone and need to have a colonoscopy

hi,
i just had one done recently and i am on 8 mgs of suboxone a day.
i was only given versed and woke up with no pain issues what so ever .
i hope everything goes well for you.
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Re: what should I do if I am on suboxone and need to have a colonoscopy

shouldn't be a problem just let them know at the time of the scope .

 
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