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Re: Suboxone???? Is it only for Opiates or an Ad T undopaminergic

Posted by Crotale on June 1, 2008, at 12:25:21

In reply to Re: Suboxone???? Is it only for Opiates or an Ad Too?, posted by undopaminergic on May 27, 2008, at 18:52:52

> Some doctors mistakenly believe that they need a special permission (called a "waiver") to prescribe Subutex or Suboxone.

I've had a terrible time with this since the DATA was passed (I started taking Buprenex several years before then); several pdocs have refused to prescribe Buprenex on the grounds that they don't have a waiver. Fortunately I've found one who actually understands what the law says! I downloaded your letter in case I have problems in the future.

Do you live in the US, and if so how did you get Temgesic?

I had terrible problems with nausea & vomiting when I first started taking buprenorphine (0.3mg q.i.d.). I dealt with the problem by dropping back to 0.15mg q.i.d., then increasing it gradually. Some other side effects I tend to get are: dry mouth, constipation (a pain in the *ss, so to speak <g>), sweating, itching, stimulation (I get this from mu-opioid agonists in general - one of my personal quirks), and possibly some skin irritation and inflammation (am not sure whether the BUP causes/exacerbates the skin problems or not). I've been able to decrease my dose since I started ECT.

To the best of my knowledge respiratory depression from BUP is minimal. I have heard of deaths from overdosage, but never of BUP alone - it was always in combination with something like benzodiazepines.

I'd like to continue hearing about your experience with Temgesic. If I could get my hands on some of this, I'd be happy to switch to it if I could get some; I don't like the amount of medical waste generated by the IM Buprenex (I tried taking it intranasally but it was just too much hassle).





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