Re: Upcoming surgery, when to discontinue suboxone??
Depends how much you are on. Suboxone has a hlaf life of about 37.5 hours. So that means it is still working in your system long after you take it. I aould taper down slowly as much as possible, and make sure you have not taken suboxone for at least 2-3 days before surgery. You may have mild withdrawal symptoms going into surgery, but after being off of it for 2-3 days, the morphine will then help. Good luck with surgery. Also you must be on suboxone for opiod dependence, so what will happen after you are put on morphine. I hope you do not relapse, but instead choose to go back on suboxone to make sure you stay clean. I know many people who have relapsed because they were put on narcotics at the hospital and continued to use when they got out. I hope you have the strength to stay clean!!