Suboxone Withdrawal in Newborns

One of the top search terms for Suboxone relates to pregnancy, and fear that the baby will experience withdrawal; official name ‘neonatal abstinence syndrome.’  I wrote this post a couple years ago, and I think it is worth reposting. Since the first time around, several studies have shown that withdrawal symptoms Read more…

Buprenorphine and Pregnancy

I recently heard from a person who had been told by her physician that she ‘must get off Suboxone before even thinking about getting pregnant.’  I’ve mentioned a number of times that I’ve had about 15 patients go through pregnancy and delivery on buprenorphine, and all have done well.  I Read more…

On Suboxone, Confused, Wanting to be Pregnant

A person added a comment asking a question related to pregnancy. I have moved her comment/question up here: Please help. I am confused by the information I am finding on the internet. I am on Suboxone, it will be 2 years in April ’09. I was planning on getting off Read more…

Pregnancy, Delivery, and C-sections on Suboxone

I just saw a keyword from Albany NY: suboxone and epidural.  I presume this is a pregnant woman anticipating labor who is taking Suboxone.  I have had several patients deliver babies while on Suboxone;  two by C-section and one by vaginal delivery.  I also was an anesthesiologist for ten years Read more…

Suboxone vs Subutex

I noticed that in the stats area I can see the search terms used by those who found my blog;  I think I will answer some of the ‘questions’ in the search terms now and then.  One person searched for ‘do suboxone and subutex feel the same’?  The answer is Read more…