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Can I stop suboxone cold turkey and begin taking nucynta at

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Can I stop suboxone cold turkey and begin taking nucynta at same time to prevent withdrawals from suboxone
JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: I haven't quit yet, I simply want to make sure the move to nucynta is workable
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Customer: My dr. told me to stop suboxone completely and begin taking nucynta
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Customer: No. I just want to know if the change to nucynta will prevent withdrawal
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Yes except that I would want to see a patient off of the suboxone for at least 24 hours.

Using these together can precipitate side effects and withdrawal symptoms as well.

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