Suboxone vs Vivitrol

Suboxone
(Rx)
Vivitrol
(Rx)
Suboxone is a chemical dependency medication.
Vivitrol is a chemical dependency medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Addiction
2.4
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
1.5
Approval Date
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October 8, 2002
April 13, 2006
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
272,082 Discussions
2,786 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Addiction
#3 for Pain
#4 for Depression
#6 for Chronic Pain
Suboxone is prescribed for Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that it is taken for Pain and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
Vivitrol is prescribed for Alcoholism and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heroin Addiction.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Sub
Euphoria
3
Nausea
3
Vomiting
2
Restlessness
1
Dizziness
1
Numbness
1
Drowsiness
1
Migraines
1
Cramping
1
Sneezing
1
Viv
Depression
9
Nausea
3
Insomnia
2
Euphoria
2
Vomiting
2
Weakness
2
Weight Loss
1
Blackouts
1
Restlessness
1
Exhaustion
1
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Euphoria
Sub
Viv
3
2
Nausea
Sub
Viv
3
3
Vomiting
Sub
Viv
2
2
Restlessness
Sub
Viv
1
1
Dizziness
Sub
Viv
1
0
Numbness
Sub
Viv
1
0
Drowsiness
Sub
Viv
1
0
Migraines
Sub
Viv
1
0
Cramping
Sub
Viv
1
0
Sneezing
Sub
Viv
1
0
Depression
Viv
Sub
9
0
Nausea
Viv
Sub
3
3
Insomnia
Viv
Sub
2
0
Euphoria
Viv
Sub
2
3
Vomiting
Viv
Sub
2
2
Weakness
Viv
Sub
2
0
Weight Loss
Viv
Sub
1
0
Blackouts
Viv
Sub
1
0
Restlessness
Viv
Sub
1
1
Exhaustion
Viv
Sub
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Suboxone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Vivitrol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Suboxone and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Vivitrol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Oral Film, Pill
Injection
Dosages
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Film: 2-0.5 mg, 4-1 mg, 8-2 mg, 12-3 mg
Tablet: 2-0.5 mg, 8-2 mg
Suspension: 380 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Buprenorphine Hcl/Naloxone Hcl
Naltrexone Microspheres
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Suboxone and Vivitrol: Should not be taken together. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Suboxone vs vivitrol
| Penguinfan318
Vivitrol worked for 25 days. Got second injection. Did nothing for me. Is suboxone better?

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suboxone treatment
| tony
I was addicted to painkillers for about 10 years. By 2009 i needed at least 10 - 80mg oxycontins daily. I thought about quitting the habit every single day and even felt confident i could quit IF i just had enough of a supply so i could ween off. That was impossible mostly because when i was properly dosed and feeling 'good' it was easy to deny the urgency of the problem and i fell into 'tomorrow i will start to ween'.
I finally got myself arrested (subconsciously i probably did it on purpose in hindsight) and was forced to quit.
Towards the end of 2009 i explained my situation to my family doc and he agreed to give me methadone tablets (40mg/day) until i could find a Suboxone doctor. I started Suboxone in February of 2010. I was on withdrawal from the methadone for only a day when i took the first 8mg tablet of Sub under my tongue. It was nothing like any drug i had ever done to get high because the only thing i noticed was the subtle disappearance of the withdrawal symptoms in about 30 minutes. No more yawning, my running nose dried up and i felt normal. Feeling normal was not familiar to me because i had not been off painkillers without withdrawal symptoms for almost a decade. It took some getting used to but i soon made friends with this new 'normal' feeling and have been that way ever since. I have not cheated but i have tried to ween off the suboxone with no success. Until a few months ago i had been taking the brand name tablets under my tongue 8/2mg twice a day. But the brand name tablets are not made any longer so i switched to the generic but there is a definite difference in strength and duration. The brand name tabs lasted so long i could skip almost 2 days with very little change. With the generics i begin to feel my nose running and the yawning start before 24 hours is up. I am still determined to quit but suffering some sort of withdrawal seems to be inevitable.
I also tried the film but i don't like it because it has a harsh aftertaste.
aftertaste
September 16, 2014
The best way to combat the aftertaste of the film is to drink a regular RedBull. It will take the nasty aftertaste away and leave the RedBull taste remaining. With that being said, the combination of subs and RedBull make an interesting feeling that you can become addicted to. You have to wait until it fully resolves first before you start drinking. Good luck with your recovery abs sobriety.

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