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Review: could Suboxone cause Bad dreams (Nightmares)?

Summary: Bad dreams is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Xanax, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,270 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 75 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.

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Suboxone

Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from 8,295 Suboxone users)

Bad dreams

Bad dreams (unpleasant dreams) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,338 Bad dreams patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 7,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 75 people (1.03%) have Bad Dreams.

Trend of Bad dreams in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Bad dreams * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bad dreams18.75%68.75%0.00%6.25%6.25%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Bad dreams46.39%53.61%

Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%0.00%11.70%28.72%9.57%28.72%21.28%

Severity of Bad dreams when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%75.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bad dreams0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (27 people, 36.00%)
  2. Back pain (6 people, 8.00%)
  3. Drug withdrawal syndrome (6 people, 8.00%)
  4. Neck pain (6 people, 8.00%)
  5. Breakthrough pain (6 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (12 people, 16.00%)
  2. Subutex (7 people, 9.33%)
  3. Oxycontin (6 people, 8.00%)
  4. Roxicodone (6 people, 8.00%)
  5. Opana (6 people, 8.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    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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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I am waking you 4-5 times a week between 3-4 am crying and yelling.I have the same dream every night, detail for detail.it's always the same, I get a call to come to the hospital something to do with my husband. I go there and they don't say anything to me just walk me into a room and he is laying on a bed covered head to toe in a white sheet and his head is wrapped in several sheets. They never ask me to identify him or say a word to me but i know its him.wieirdest most scariest thing in my life. I literally wake up immediately and Ii'm crying, screaming no and calling for him, all sweaty. He gets me up and holi spent ds me and makes sure I see he is ok but th emotional and physical are taking its toll. I feel like something horrible is going t
    To happened to him
    Is this happening from a side affects from my meds or how should i handle this I'm to scared at nights sometimes bc I'm worried about having another of t

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    op_diom on Jul, 6, 2014:

    I had this happen to me all the time. I changed to taking my dosage of suboxone to once in the late morning lunch time period and once before I got to sleep. Taking it spread out during the day and near bedtime keeps your receptors sufficiently blocked all day and night so you don't start experiencing terrors at night due to withdrawal. Helped me tremendously and I can honestly say those night terrors I experienced during withdrawal and weaning periods were some of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through in my entire life. One you start to wean off, cut down slivers each week or two -- take your time

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Kris on Sep, 22, 2012:

    I am taking 8mg film once daily. I have been taking half in morning, half at night. I have read others experiencing my nightmares were also taking at night. Could that be the common denominator? Is there information about what time the patients ingested the suboxone? Please help. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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