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Saturday, August 22, 2009 jewels3918, Community Member, asks

Q: opana er and suboxone - what is the interaction

how long does suboxone stay in your system? I need to get back on my pain medications and don't know what the interaction is with opana er

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
8/26/09 2:18am

This is something you really need to discuss with your doctor.  You should not start or stop Suboxone unless you are doing so under a doctor's care and direction.  It can stay in your system for a very long time and mixing it with other medications can be dangerous.  This is why only doctors who have had special training can even prescribe Suboxone.  Please don't try to make the switch on our own.

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Alex, Community Member
7/13/10 1:01am

While this 'expert' is right about consorting to your doctor, I assume that you took Suboxone because you ran out of your Opana, and were going through withdrawl. While personally I have no experience mixing the two, my mother, however, has, and if you aren't taking the two in the same day, or the next day, you will be completely fine. If you are worried about the drug test your doctor will give you, that is another story entirely.

 

People like this 'expert' anger me. She offers no advice, just tells you to talk to your doctor. Some expert she is huh? That's disgusting. I'm 18 years old, and I just gave you more helpful advice than she could.

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MNellie, Community Member
9/29/09 8:40pm

I have been on Suboxone for nearly 2 years and started to have Arthritis symptoms. I asked my prescribing doctor for pain releif and he suggested lowering my Suboxone use to half of what I was taking and adding Opana. He said that the interaction would prevent the euphoric feeling you get from Opiates, while easing the pain. I am on my fourth day of "lowered Sub/added Opana" treatment and I still feel a lot of pain. It might take some time to feel out the right dosage, but you definitely need to be working with a doctor.

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By jewels3918, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/26/10, First Published: 08/22/09