1. superbowlfan

    I am taking 16mg of Suboxone a day – 8mg in the morning and 8mg at night. You state above that Suboxone has a ceiling effect of about 4mg. Does that mean I could take a half of an 8mg tab once a day and it would have the same effect as the 16mg that I am currently taking? Even after the three day half-life? Or should I still cut it down by 2mg a week until I get to 4mg?
    That would be great if I could do it right away with the same benefit! Either way I am still left speechless on how much this medication has changed life for me. Thanks again for all the wonderful info.

  2. Gabrielle2010

    Dear SuboxDoc,I am glad that you view addiction as a medical not legal issue, as I believe more people will come forward for help. I have been on Suboxone for over a year and after twenty years of opiate addiction and all its complications, view this treatment as I do insulin for diabetics. Necessary. Once the neural processes in the brain have been “switched on” they are always there and the desire for opiates will be present forever. I have tried every other treatment available, apart from legalized heroin, and Suboxone is the cleanest and most side effect free pharmocotherepy I have ever used. If, as you say the pharmaceutical companies will now come up with even more treatments for opiate addiction that would be great, but in the meantime why can’t we have the “Norspan Patch” and dispense with daily dosage? As they have already developed a buprenorphine patch of 10mg, 20mg couldn’t they do the same with Suboxone? Thank you for all that you are doing to educate and inform both addicts and non addicts.

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