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Unread 11-23-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
concerned1966
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Default Multiple medications

Can a opiate addict be on Subutex, Klonopin, muscle relaxer and Gabipentain all at the same time? I realize i have some misspelling. I'm very concerned with some of my loved ones and trying to understand more so that i might be able to help them.
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Unread 11-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hi concerned1966, do you know if they're all prescribed and by the same doctor? It really depends on the dosage of each one, but on the surface it looks like it could be dangerous. Both buprenorphine (active ingredient in Subutex) and Klonopin are respiratory depressants. With the muscle relaxer - the heart is a muscle so people have to be careful with that - and when combined with the other two.

Here's some information on Gabapentin:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000940/
From the special precautions section:
"- you should know that this medication may make you drowsy or dizzy, may slow your thinking, and may cause loss of coordination. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you, and your doctor agrees that it is safe for you to begin these activities."

What I highly suggest you do, is call a pharmacist to see if s/he can give you an idea of the interactions. Those medications are nothing to fool around with and it would be best to get a professional opinion on the interactions and how much is too much, etc.

I hope this is helpful.

Nancy
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