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Review: Suboxone and Alcohol





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Suboxone and Alcohol together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Suboxone and Alcohol. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 84 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from Suboxone 8,267 users)

Alcohol has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Alcohol 5,728 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 84 people who take Suboxone, Alcohol are studied

Suboxone, Alcohol outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride)
- Alcohol (alcohol)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suboxone is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a
Alcohol is effectiven/an/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Convulsionn/aDrug Exposure During PregnancyPainHepatic Cirrhosisn/aMale Sexual DysfunctionLoss Of Consciousness
Loss Of ConsciousnessLoss Of ConsciousnessHepatic Enzyme AbnormalHepatic Neoplasm MalignantMouth BreathingOverdose
Head InjuryConvulsionPeyronie's DiseaseEncephalopathyDizziness PosturalDepression
Drug Exposure During PregnancyHead InjuryStressDiabetes MellitusAnxiety
Unresponsive To StimuliCompleted SuicideGait DisturbanceAneurysmConvulsion
Accidental OverdoseLocal SwellingHordeolumHeadacheInsomnia
Drug AbuseMuscle InjuryRashSubstance Abuse
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeDrug Withdrawal SyndromeMale Sexual DysfunctionRoad Traffic Accident
OverdoseRhabdomyolysisMouth BreathingHeadache
Adverse Drug ReactionOedema PeripheralHeadacheSomnolence

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Suboxone is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
Alcohol is effectiven/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
Loss Of ConsciousnessDepression
Substance AbuseOverdose
MalaiseLoss Of Consciousness
InsomniaDrug Withdrawal Syndrome
ConvulsionHeadache
SomnolenceAnxiety
OverdoseHyperhidrosis
Drug Exposure During PregnancyDepressed Mood
Drug DependenceArthralgia
CystitisConvulsion

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suboxone is effectiven/an/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Alcohol is effectiven/an/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/aSubstance AbuseDepressionLoss Of ConsciousnessSomnolenceMalaisen/a
Loss Of ConsciousnessConvulsionAnxietyOverdosePain
Drug ToxicityCompleted SuicideHeadacheApathyAlcohol Problem
DeathLoss Of ConsciousnessDepressed MoodMalaiseAbdominal Discomfort
Suicidal IdeationOverdoseInsomniaMyalgia
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeHead InjuryDepressionInsomnia
Accidental OverdoseArthralgiaStressLoss Of Consciousness
Panic AttackBack PainSuicidal IdeationHead Injury
InsomniaPain In ExtremityConfusional StateMemory Impairment
LacerationDepressionCystitisConcussion

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    To get to the point, I finally had my first meeting with the surgeon, he raised my bpm to 75 from 60, was going to go to 80 but changed his mind. The moment he made the change to 75 bpm from my original 60 he asked if I was feeling better, feeling better after 60 seconds of changing the bpm, how is that possible? I told him no, kind of too soon to tell. His reply was "it looks like we have done everything we can on our end, your heart was not significantly damaged, your pacemaker is working as it should, therefore there must be something else making you feel so poorly so I suggest you see an internal medicine specialist." My brain had a big WHAT sign flashing, I couldn't believe what he was saying, basically beat it and move on, I don't have the time to deal with you anymore. Lets see, the appointment lasted 25 minutes and he does not have the time to work with me anymore, sorry but that irritates the hell out of me.

    He was washing his hands of me, nothing else he could do so spend time and money finding out what the problem is with an internest, it is not my heart according to the cardiologist. The appointment ended and I left wondering how I was going to find out what is causing my issues.

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  • Worried about possible stroke. Or sudden death in sleep.

    Reply

    sheri on Feb, 11, 2013:

    i am 50 yr old female and had a stroke 3 weeks ago . i have been on suboxon for 1 yr. . my blood pressure has always been on the low side, although i do smoke, but was wondering myself if maybe it was the suboxon im on that caused the stroe. im very lucky to be alive, have to use a walker and cannot swallow with out useing thickets. i worry every day about what caused this, im in pretty good shape and was pretty healthy other then having to use suboxon for my addiction of perks. cant find any answers out here. even drs today are not educated enough on this drug.

    Reply

    paco on Feb, 4, 2013:

    Are you dead yet?

    Reply

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