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Old 07-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Subutex, Suboxone: curious

Hello, I have not posted in a few years.

Anyway I am just wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between Subutex and Suboxone? Now I do know that Suboxone has Naloxone combined with buprenorphine and subutex has just Buprenorphine, right?
But what I really want to know is will Subutex cause withdrawl for somebody switching from another narcotic? provided the dose has been calculated for the Buprenorphine to be equal to the dose of the opiate being switched from.
It sound's like it would be o.k. but I am hearing different things and I am not sure, I am just curious even though I am not changing my base med.

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Old 07-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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Re: Subutex, Suboxone:curious

Hey Shawn, You pretty much have it right as far as the difference. However Buprenorphine is a mixed opiate agonist antagonist. It's not a stong antagonist but that fact could cause someone that's opiate dependent to experience withdrawal. Not as severe as Bup with suboxone, but their is a posibillity of some negative interaction when first switching over.
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