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Review: Suboxone and Neurontin





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

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Suboxone and Neurontin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 168 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)

Neurontin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Neurontin 57,763 users)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 168 people who take Suboxone, Neurontin are studied

Suboxone, Neurontin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride)
- Neurontin (gabapentin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Suboxone is effective75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
100.00%
(4 of 4 people)
66.67%
(4 of 6 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
Neurontin is effective33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 5 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
AstheniaAbdominal PainCompleted SuicideIntentional OverdoseIntraductal Papillary Mucinous NeoplasmSubstance Abusen/aAsthenia
Decreased AppetiteCellulitisGun Shot WoundRestlessnessPancreatic DisorderInsomniaFatigue
FallHidradenitisDepressionDepressionAbdominal PainConvulsionFall
Cardiac Failure CongestiveDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAlcoholismFatigueDiarrhoeaChest PainChest Pain
Urinary Tract ObstructionConvulsionTinnitusExcessive SkinNauseaKidney PalpableNausea
PainAbdominal RigidityDrowsinessNervous System DisorderScalp PainPain
InsomniaLoss Of ConsciousnessNipple ProblemsDrug DependenceKidney PalpableDecreased Appetite
Oedema PeripheralGait DisturbanceDry MouthPhysical AssaultPremature LabourDepression
NauseaSpeech DisorderPainPremature DeliveryDyspnoea
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeSlow Response To StimuliAnxietyNot BreathingConfusional State

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Suboxone is effective75.00%
(12 of 16 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
Neurontin is effective29.41%
(5 of 17 people)
11.11%
(1 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
InsomniaFatigue
AstheniaConfusional State
CellulitisAsthenia
FallChest Pain
PainFall
DepressionDyspnoea
Oedema PeripheralNausea
NauseaPulmonary Embolism
Chest PainDecreased Appetite
Decreased AppetiteArteriosclerosis

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Suboxone is effectiven/an/an/a55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
50.00%
(6 of 12 people)
100.00%
(5 of 5 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Neurontin is effectiven/an/an/a11.11%
(1 of 9 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/an/an/aCholecystitis ChronicCellulitisDepressionFatigueDiabetes Mellitus
OverdoseAbdominal PainInfluenzaAgitationCerebrovascular Accident
VomitingHidradenitisPainBalance DisorderLoose Tooth
Decreased AppetiteNauseaNeck PainFallSupraventricular Extrasystoles
PainSubstance AbuseHeadacheHeadacheDecreased Appetite
InsomniaMaternal Exposure During PregnancyChest PainConvulsionCataract
HeadacheCephalo-pelvic DisproportionOedema PeripheralDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAtrial Fibrillation
AnxietyFatiguePain In JawMental DisorderAsthenia
Head InjurySomnolenceBack PainSelf Esteem DecreasedFall
SedationConvulsionMemory ImpairmentPainPancytopenia

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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