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Review: Suboxone and Alcohol

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 (what 8,240 Suboxone users reported?) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is used in opiate withdrawal.

Alcohol (what 5,721 Alcohol users reported?) has active ingredients of alcohol. It is used in stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 15, 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 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

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On eHealthMe, Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride) is often used to treat opiate withdrawal. Alcohol (alcohol) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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