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Re: Buprenorphine(suboxone) for anxiety, depression... phidippus

Posted by europerep on July 27, 2012, at 6:52:25

In reply to Re: Buprenorphine(suboxone) for anxiety, depression... Diego11, posted by phidippus on July 26, 2012, at 22:45:58

> I take 8 mg of buprenorphine PRN on bad days. It helps with depression and anxiety.
> By the way,, buprenorphine is not suboxone. Suboxone is buprenorphine with nalexone added. You don't want Suboxone.
> Eric

8mg PRN? That's a very high dose. Are you sure it's not 0.8mg? Given the long pharmacodynamic half-life of buprenorphine, a dose of 8mg would provide much more than acute relief. It'll probably be a day or two until its effects wear off.

In any case, for anyone reading this and contemplating using buprenorphine: do NOT start at a dose higher than 1mg. I'd actually suggest a much lower dose, more like 0.2mg, to begin with, in order to avoid both side-effects and respiratory depression. (Yes, buprenorphine is less dangerous in that regard, but it still is a potent opioid.)




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