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Unread 07-16-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Subutex and vomiting

So today I got a script for Subutex hoping that it will help my headaches. I've been on Suboxone for several years, but at my very appointment they gave me Subutex to induce and I threw up, but I thought that was due to the fact that having withdrawals causes migraines,and migraines make me vomit.

Well today I wen to get my script filled, and I threw up twice, and feel very sick, is this a normal?? It doesnt make any sense to me...

what should I do?? Suboxone never made me vomit.

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Unread 07-16-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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Hi Carmen, did you get the generic Subutex or brand name? Are you taking the same amount as you did of Suboxone?

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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:06 AM   #3
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NancyB,

I got 4 brandname Subutex for right now because they had to order the generics (I found only one pharmacy in town that I could find that carried ANY subutex) and they are sweet enough to get me the generics, so they gave me 4 brandname Subutex's for free to last me til the generics come in.

And yes, I'm taking the same exact amount on Subutex that I've been taking of the Suboxone...is it possible that they're stronger eventhough they're the same brand??

thank you so much.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:24 AM   #4
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Hi again, it could be that you're absorbing them better than the Suboxone - there have been people here over the years who found that they needed less of the brandname Subutex than Suboxone. And then with the generic Subutex, some found that they needed more! It's crazy, isn't it?

What you could do is take half of what you usually take, see if it happens and if you're ok, maybe only take half of the other half. If you can talk with your doctor about it, that would be best. But that's just a thought, sort of take a little at a time and see if that helps.

I hope that's helpful. Let us know.

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Unread 07-16-2010, 09:52 AM   #5
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Thank you so much, I will do what you said, take a smaller dose and see what happens, maybe I can take some kind of nausea med an hour before dosing and see if that helps...but nausea meds knock me out, but I guess I rather be sleepy then in withdrawals and dealing with cravings.

It's just so weird that the last time I check on generic Subutexs in my area, they where VERY expensive, and yesterday when I called around I still got those high prices. But my doctor told me to try this one pharmacy that his other patients use, and sure enough, it was MUCH cheaper, it's only $170 for 60 generic Subutexs, which is much cheaper then the $380 I was paying for the Suboxones. I have to drive over the next city over, which isnt too far luckly, but it's worth the savings!!! And the pharmacist was SOOO nice. I can't beleive that he gave me 4 brand name Subutexs for FREE to last me til they get my genrics in (which is today, but he still gave me two days worth instead of just one day). The doctor presribes me 16mgs of Subutex, but I've been taking 8mgs daily instead.

It's just such a releif to not have to worry about being broke as much anymore, it takes away alot of stress. I told my doctor that a HUGE stress factor in my life was paying almost $400 monthly for my script, so he agreed that Subutex generics may save me about $100 monthly, but instead it's saving me over $200!!! It's gonna be nice to be able to have more money monthly to spend on things I need!!!

Overall, besides the nausea and vomiting, it's been good news switching over!! But also my daughter has been sick today with stomach issues, so maybe we just have a stomach virus, I hope that's all that is wrong...I guess only time will tell.

thanks again!!
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Unread 07-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #6
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The name-brand Subutex is more expensive than suboxone (which is damned expensive to start with). To-date, only subutex is available as a generic, so be sure to work with your pharmacy. The supply of the generic has been spotty in places. Last time I got a fill, it took three separate trips to get the entire script. This time, I plan to be calling a week ahead!

Here's the cost in my neck of the woods (for 90 tabs):

Suboxone: $706

Subutex: $778

Buprenorphine: $274
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Unread 07-16-2010, 02:29 PM   #7
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Hi Carmen, that's so great that you're able to save so much money with the generic. Sounds like you have a good doctor and that pharmacist is such a kind person to help you out like that.

Let us know how you're feeling when you get a chance.

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Unread 07-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #8
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I switched to generic Subutex and it is $159 for 45 pills. Suboxone used to cost me $291 for 45pills. I was worried about the pharmacy having the bup. for my refill, but I just got an e-mail saying they are ready! The generic Subutex work just as well for me, if not better. They seem to dissolve much better than Suboxone for me. My Dr. had no problem switching me, he was appalled at how much I was paying for Suboxone. I brought him some info. stating he could rx. it, so he did, and said he really is not worried what the DEA may or may not do ( Suboxone is the preferred med. over bup. when treating opiod addiction, except in pregs. women). Allright enough rambling, I don't post that often, but have been reading here for about a year. Today is one year of addiction remission for me. I am almost getting a little teary eyed typing this. This is the longest I have had my addiction in remission in 27 years! Steve
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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:52 PM   #9
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I don't post that often, but have been reading here for about a year. Today is one year of addiction remission for me. I am almost getting a little teary eyed typing this. This is the longest I have had my addiction in remission in 27 years! Steve

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Congratulations!!!

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Unread 07-18-2010, 07:26 PM   #10
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Carmen,

The only time I experienced people throwing up on Suboxone was when this couple took some Sub to get high.

They weren't opiate addicts and had no tolerance to opiates. They split a pill and layed down on the carpet.

They fell asleep and when they woke they were violently ill. The woman was throwing up violently, the guy was just sleepy. They dissolved it under their tougue.

Brenda just continued to throw up every 5 minutes. It was the first time I ever experienced this when opiate free people take Suboxone. Needless to say, she hated the experience, and 3 years later she has never taken a Suboxone.

First timers, seem to throw up the first time they do opiates. I did, but it felt good throwing up (I did some China White - the real thing, and this was in 1975. After that first time, I have thrown up a few times in the last 35 years and I can count them on one hand.

That experience didn't refrain me from continue to use for a week and I didn't throw up again. I sure it is a side effect that will pass, but who knows what could be causeing it. Phenergan 25mg can help with the nausea, but it will also potentiate the effect of any opiate.

I would talk to a doctor or specialist and get to the bottom of it.

Good Karma

PS: You are not swallowing the pill, it is a Sublingual tablet meant to be taken under the tongue or between the lower cheek and gum.
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