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    KellyNC is offline New Member
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    Hello everyone and thank you for such a valuable service. Some reason I woke this morning wondering just how does
    suboxone work if naloxone is in it. At one time yesterday I wondered if I had to have surgery or was injured, do they know how to treat the pain. I was suffering crazy headaches until I started spitting out after 15 minutes of the strip dissolving. I was told to do this from the health place I get this prescription. I no longer have any headaches and so now I am wondering if there would be any naloxone inside me since I am spitting. At this time, I am now taking a third of a 8mg strip in the a.m. and a quarter of 8mg strip in the evening. Dropping slowly with no complications so far. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyNC View Post
    Hello everyone and thank you for such a valuable service. Some reason I woke this morning wondering just how does
    suboxone work if naloxone is in it. At one time yesterday I wondered if I had to have surgery or was injured, do they know how to treat the pain. I was suffering crazy headaches until I started spitting out after 15 minutes of the strip dissolving. I was told to do this from the health place I get this prescription. I no longer have any headaches and so now I am wondering if there would be any naloxone inside me since I am spitting. At this time, I am now taking a third of a 8mg strip in the a.m. and a quarter of 8mg strip in the evening. Dropping slowly with no complications so far. Thanks.
    Kelly naloxone has a very short half life as opposed to buprenorphine the main ingredient in suboxone. Naloxone has a half live of only 1 to 1.5 hrs. So even if you stretch it to 2 hrs after 16 hrs you would have gone thru 8 half lives of naloxone which would have eliminated 99.6% of it. It looks like you are taking about 4.6 mg of sub a day so when you take your evening dose right now if you are processing the subs at the normal of a half live every 37.5 hrs then you would habe about 12 mg of sub in your system at that point. I don't know at what point that narcotics would be able to work at if you had to have surgery for something. If you would have to schedule a surgery for something then you could let the Dr know ahead of time about you sub use and then they could advise you on what to do. I used to wonder about what if im in a bad car wreck but it never happened. I know your doing a sub taper so a couple more drops and I think your dose will be low enough where narcotics night break thru the subs in your system. That is just a guess on my part though as I am by no means really qualified to give you an answer from a medical point of view. Hope your taper is going well for you at this point.

    Alex

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