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Review: could Suboxone cause Kidney stones?

We study 7,200 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 53 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

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Suboxone

Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,222 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones (latest reports from 106,106 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 7,198 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 53 people (0.74%) have Kidney Stones. They amount to 0.05% of all the 106,037 people who have Kidney Stones on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney stones in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Kidney stones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney stones62.50%12.50%6.25%6.25%6.25%6.25%0.00%

Gender of people who have Kidney stones when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Kidney stones54.05%45.95%

Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%1.61%30.65%40.32%11.29%16.13%0.00%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Suboxone ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (9 people, 16.98%)
  2. Pain (7 people, 13.21%)
  3. Bronchitis (2 people, 3.77%)
  4. Contraception (2 people, 3.77%)
  5. Drug withdrawal syndrome (2 people, 3.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Percocet (11 people, 20.75%)
  2. Subutex (10 people, 18.87%)
  3. Morphine (9 people, 16.98%)
  4. Methadone hcl (9 people, 16.98%)
  5. Gabapentin (6 people, 11.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • The rash is red and bumpy like razor burn and hurts. I never got it until after my second pregnancy and got switched from subutex to suboxone strips

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Kreese on Jun, 11, 2011:

    I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetic late 2010 and started onn Medformin 250 mg twice a day. very strange that my blood sugars were normal afdter 1 week on the meds and continued to be normal even after having a none fasting blood sugar and A1C done, which were all normal as well.

    Recently I had kidney stones from hell and was rushed to the hospital after being on Medformin for 6 Months.

    Being in the pharmaceutcal field I am convinced that Medformin causes Kidney Stones. Drug companies do not report all side affects from clinical trials to the FDA, this I can tell you they use the data that is good for them to get their dug approved. I am sure that the numbers are higher for people developing kidney stones from Medformin.

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    Wil on Aug, 5, 2011:

    I have been on Metformin 250mg twice daily for about 7 months. My first ever kidney stone event occured at 5 months with a second event at 7 months. Metformin was the replacement for Avandia which I had taken for years without incident. I am 68 years old.

    Reply

    Kenneth Cruthis on Mar, 5, 2013:

    I am seventy years old and in pretty good health, I am borderline type two diabetic. My doctor prescribed Metphormin and within a week I was passing multiple small kidney stones and after about a week , still passing stones, then I quit for a couple of weeks and the stones subsided, then I started taking the drug again and the stones started back up again, now I have had a history of stones in the past but nothing as frequent as this. I started taking 2000 mg. of Calcium each day and haven't been bothered with stones in several years until I started taking Metphormin. This is the only Generic drug that I know of for non insulin dependent diabetes. I may try it again for another test. I have decided that my health is my reasonability with loosing weight, diet and exercise.

    Reply

    Wil on Mar, 6, 2013:

    UPDATE: August and September 2012 had Lithotripsy for two large stones. Also stopped Metformin after consultation with Dr and reevaluation of the need. next recheck due in May 2013

    Reply

    Jones60 on Jun, 18, 2014:

    I have my first ever stone after a 6 month stint on Metformin....Now Im wondering if I should stop taking this drug

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks 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

    Reply

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