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Review: could Suboxone cause Rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Rash is found among people who take Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Subutex, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,244 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 127 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash 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 8,278 Suboxone users)

Rash

Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 150,999 Rash patients)

On Jan, 14, 2015: 7,244 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 127 people (1.75%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash53.33%28.89%2.22%6.67%4.44%4.44%0.00%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Rash63.64%36.36%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.76%0.00%0.00%24.24%15.15%26.52%25.76%7.58%

Severity of Rash when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash0.00%80.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (39 people, 30.71%)
  2. Pain (10 people, 7.87%)
  3. Anxiety (9 people, 7.09%)
  4. Depression (9 people, 7.09%)
  5. Eczema (7 people, 5.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Subutex (22 people, 17.32%)
  2. Augmentin '125' (14 people, 11.02%)
  3. Neurontin (13 people, 10.24%)
  4. Cymbalta (13 people, 10.24%)
  5. Prednisone (12 people, 9.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Has anyone else experience this? I went by the doctors office the first morning and was told it was as expected. I've called back and been told not to worry. I see the dr in two more weeks, but for now, I'm quite upset that permanent damage has been done. I was not warned at all that this could happen. The photos in the medication packaging led me to believe that in 3 weeks, all redness would be gone. Info needed for sure. Please let me know. Thanks
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    I had a pacemaker installed about 5 weeks ago. I went to the doctors because I was feeling fatigue, shortness of breath, I felt as if someone was holding my heart in their hand and I had some confusion and dizziness.

    To get to the point, after my first visit with my PCP I decided to go directly to emergency via 911 since my PCP was basically ignoring, or better put, had no sense of urgency regarding how I was feeling even though she knew my heart rate had dropped and was steady at 44 bpm, my normal rate 62 bpm.

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    The issue I have is I am still tired after more than a month after the installation of the pacemaker. I had the bpm (beats per minute) on my pacemaker increased from 60, the factory settings, to somewhere in the mid 60's.......so I thought. I went to the hospital twice to have my pacemaker "tweaked" but when I met with the cardiologist for my "one week" follow up, which took almost three weeks to see him due to his heavy schedule, he told me there were never any changes made to my pacemaker, I was still at 60 bpm. How could this be since I was told twice it had been increased? I had the wand on my chest and the nurse made the changes which were made due to my complaining about being exhausted still, the reason I went to the PCP in the first place five weeks ago.
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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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    There is a moral to this which I will let you draw your own conclusion. In my mind it is trust God will intervene, he certainly did when the nurse asked me to see her after the appointment with the surgeon. The reason I feel this way is because she was there and is only there on Fridays, the day I had my appointment. I never would have gone back again after my meeting with the doctor and I would have been spending needless hours and money looking through the wrong box for what ales me. Now it is obvious it was my pacemaker settings, my heart rate was set too low and the pacemaker was not fine tuned properly with the proper slope and other settings.

    Don't let these doctors do what mine tried doing with me, be aggressive and insist on more adjustments if you have issues similar to mine.

    AS I sit here I am still tired, I could easily take a nap but I am better than I was yesterday, significantly.

    Best of luck to all. Your comments will be very much appreciated.

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  • From this study (7 months 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 years ago):

  • skin rash is similar to bed bug or flea bites.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Ryan on May, 31, 2011:

    I switched to suboxone film, and I have uncontrolable itching and rashing on my feet. I thought it was athletes foot, but I've been using lamisil for two months, and tried everything else. Also, I just started working in the heat, and I have heat rash all over my glutes and lower back. My friend switched to films also and his psoriasis flamed up real bad. He went back to the pill form and his problem cleared up right away. The film is making my skin flare up so I'm going to switch back to the pills. I've been on it for 1 year now, the films for 3 months.

    Reply

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