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I am on 4 mg suboxone strips every other day,sometimes go 3

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I am on 4 mg suboxone strips every other day,sometimes go 3 or 4 days without it.Will a narcotic pain medication be affective for me...Oxycodone 30 mg instant is what they are telling me I will be sent home with after appendix is taken out.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.

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No, it won't


Suboxone blocks the opiate receptor so opiate meds will not be effective while taking it


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
What is the cut off amount or when it will not completely block opiate mess..I was on 32 mg per day and now only 4 mg every other day(2 mg per day)...How long until they will work or at least help(opiate meds)...
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.

It will completely block it


You need to be off suboxone fully for them to work.

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