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hello,

quick question for you all out there....

so i just started the withdrawal process from coming off opiates and i am trying to do it with suboxone (sublingual form) and im not sure if it has gluten in it??? im doing this on my own, so i do not have a doctor to ask.... i feel really sick already, and have a really really bad headache. i took a tiny tiny bit of suboxone last night, and im not sure whether i did not take enough, or if i maybe got glutened by it..... im really hoping it does not have gluten in it, im supposed to be working tomorrow... and i thought opiate withdrawals without being glutened would be tough enough to have to go to work...

anyhow, if anyone knows, or knows how i can get an answer quickly like within a day, it would be greatly appreciated...

thanks,

kelly

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Hi, despite what you might read about the pills vs the film (and the lack of info available on line): The Suboxone pills and the Suboxone film are both gluten free. I have just spoken today 4/5/2011 to the company. The number for them is 1-877-782-6966. They told me very clearly that both Suboxone forms were gluten free. This has been wonderful news for me as I am a celiac and had heard otherwise in the past. The company that makes Suboxone is not American and was very much informed of celiac disease and gluten. I feel very safe with what they told me. No beating around the bush, a very straight no gluten answer!

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hello,

quick question for you all out there....

so i just started the withdrawal process from coming off opiates and i am trying to do it with suboxone (sublingual form) and im not sure if it has gluten in it??? im doing this on my own, so i do not have a doctor to ask.... i feel really sick already, and have a really really bad headache. i took a tiny tiny bit of suboxone last night, and im not sure whether i did not take enough, or if i maybe got glutened by it..... im really hoping it does not have gluten in it, im supposed to be working tomorrow... and i thought opiate withdrawals without being glutened would be tough enough to have to go to work...

anyhow, if anyone knows, or knows how i can get an answer quickly like within a day, it would be greatly appreciated...

thanks,

kelly

You need to see your doctor or go to a clinic. Good for you that you are seeing that you have this problem but it is not one that you should be selfmedicating for. I am giving you a link to the website, this is a script med and it is illegal for you to have it without a script for it. I know it is hard to go to a doctor for help with this sort of thing but you really need to be under a doctors care when coming off of this type of drug. You don't want to trade the addiction you have for one to the suboxone.

http://www.suboxone.com/

SUBOXONE Film is a narcotic medication indicated for the treatment of opioid dependence, available only by prescription, and must be taken under a doctor's care as prescribed. It is illegal to sell or give away your SUBOXONE Film.

Opioid dependence is a challenging and complicated condition, but it can be treated. If youre working to overcome opioid dependence, you know the experience can sometimes be overwhelming. Thats why the formulation of your medication should help make your experience convenient

Some more info on the drug:

http://www.drugs.com/suboxone.html

Suboxone can cause death from overdose, especially if it is injected with a tranquilizer. Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor.

Suboxone can cause drug dependence. This means that withdrawal symptoms may occur if you stop using this medication too quickly. Withdrawal symptoms may also occur at the start of treatment due to dependence on another drug. Suboxone is not for occasional ("as needed") use. Do not stop taking Suboxone without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce the dose to avoid or minimize withdrawal symptoms.

In an emergency, have family members tell emergency room staff that you are taking Suboxone and that you are dependent on opioids.

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Suboxone may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or impaired thinking. If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or impaired thinking, avoid these activities. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine. Alcohol may dangerously increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by the medication.

Suboxone may dangerously increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicine, including herbal products, without first talking to your doctor.

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I was diagnosed Celiac Sprue Disease by biopsy and ttsh test in March 2013. I have Type 1 diabetes for 25 years and am in great neuropathic pain all the time, esp feet and hands. My pain doctor recently added Suboxone as a pain reliever on top of the Nucynta ER. Since starting the ½ strip of 2/0.5mg film I have had a huge swollen belly and severe constipation. The suboxone does seem to help what I call skin surface pain (esp in the Texas 105 degree heat), but I think the subonone maybe having some kind of absorbtion issue not in my stomach but just the way my body metablizes nutrients.

Has anyone else had a problem like they ate Gluten, this is so similar. I also avoid SOY and DAIRY.

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For the man who has been prescribed Sub for pain. It will cause constipation. Ask your Dr for a Lactulose prescription. Usually 3 x 30gm a day. I weigh 145 and use just one.

 

It's a very sweet easy to drink laxative, you can mix it with food, shakes, water, whatever. I drink it straight and then wash it down with H20. 

 

You will need to find the right dose for you, it's not harmful and keeps your ammonia levels from building up and possible causing Hepatic Encolopathy (HE). This I had a bout with and you don't want it. The ammonia backs up into your brain and suddenly you are a 6 month old child who can't speak, reason  and is totally confused.

 

The Lactulose keeps your bowels moving so this won't happen. I might add I had Liver disease so I was more prone to this but I understand it can strike anyone who isn;t have 3-5 BM's a day consistently. I have been on Subutex (Not Suboxone as my stomach couldn't handle the Naloxone)  for around 10 years.

 

I am down to under 8MG a day sublingual. I do want to come off for good but I have herniated discs and this was the only medication that took away the pain and discomfort. My TTG's are off the charts at 343 last month. I am 100% gluten-free diet, but I take many medications for other physical issues, like Lasiks for edema, hi does of Vit D for Osteo , all compliments of the celiac disease. My Celia Dr and Nutrition team at BI in Boston can;t figure it out. Any one out there that can I welcome the suggestions. Thank you, as this is slowly killing me!!!

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I was diagnosed Celiac Sprue Disease by biopsy and ttsh test in March 2013. I have Type 1 diabetes for 25 years and am in great neuropathic pain all the time, esp feet and hands. My pain doctor recently added Suboxone as a pain reliever on top of the Nucynta ER. Since starting the ½ strip of 2/0.5mg film I have had a huge swollen belly and severe constipation. The suboxone does seem to help what I call skin surface pain (esp in the Texas 105 degree heat), but I think the subonone maybe having some kind of absorbtion issue not in my stomach but just the way my body metablizes nutrients.

Has anyone else had a problem like they ate Gluten, this is so similar. I also avoid SOY and DAIRY.

I just posted a lengthy reply. I am new so I guess a moderator will have to sign off. Look for it, good info, I just posted it so I don't know if it will show up under you, All the best!!

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