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Review: could Suboxone cause Seizure (Seizures)?

Summary: Seizure is reported only by a few people who take Suboxone.

We study 7,270 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Seizure. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizure 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)

Seizure

Seizure (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy. (latest reports from 2,115 Seizure patients)

On Feb, 16, 2015: 7,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 2 people (0.03%) have Seizure.

Trend of Seizure in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Seizure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizure50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Seizure when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Seizure100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Seizure when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizure0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Seizure when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Seizure0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Seizure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Seizure0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (2 people, 100.00%)
  2. Adhd (1 people, 50.00%)
  3. Opiate withdrawal (1 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hydrochloride (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Adderall xr 10 (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    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.

    The night I was in observation at the hospital I dropped to 20 bpm, next day I had a pacemaker installed, had I not taken the initiative to call the hospital I don't know if I would have continued dropping until I was dead, I don't know enough about the science behind this to draw that conclusion but common sense tells me yes.

    I have explained this in another post but I cannot find it, not sure what I am doing wrong, so I am writing another post because I have more to add after a couple of weeks since my last post.

    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.
    Was she playing mind games, thinking the power of suggestion would make me feel better? If so I am disgusted to think she would feel I was faking my feelings of exhaustion, what she did had absolutely no effect on how poorly I was feeling.

    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.

    To my great fortune a nurse with 20 years experience teaching doctors and nurses how to use the pacemaker computer asked me to come into her office after my appointment with the cardiologist, she asked me this prior to seeing the doctor. Thank God she did as the doctor did not do a thorough job adjusting the pacemaker, she adjusted what the doctor had, tweaked the pacemaker a bit, had me walk for 10 minutes and come back to the office and did a bit more tweaking, I slowly started feeling a touch better. She asked me to come back in two weeks and she would see if the pacemaker needed to be tweaked a bit more. I was walking on air, still not close to my "normal", thrilled I was not just a number being tossed in the heap of unfixed people. I am feeling 70% better than how I felt prior to the doctor and her tweaking the pacemaker. Had she not been there that day and had the opportunity to do this I would be on a never ending search for what is making me feel so exhausted and!
    dizzy.

    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.

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  • Concerned sister on Nov, 30, 2014:

    My brother is 26 years old. He has been on suboxone for over a year. He has never had a seizure until last night. The first one was a Gran mal seizure it lasted almost four minutes. Then he had a second one before the ambulance arrived. His third occurred while in the er. He had been complaining for weeks with his stomach . He throws up daily. IV user also with the suboxone and I know that the film in the strip can cause clots and lead to death. I've told the doctor this but its as if they pay me no mind. I'm worried when he is released he will continue to shoot this drug. I will not watch him die.

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    Canyons Dad on Sep, 25, 2013:

    I have been taking suboxone for 4 months and have never had seizures in my life. 2 months after being on 2 mg of suboxone I had a seizure... All of my tests came back normal... Another 2 months later I had 5 seizures in 6 hours... More studies are being done but I feel this is directly related, I am a 38 year old male with no health problems and no history of seizures so I feel suboxone is a dangerous drug!

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    shannon rowell on Jul, 22, 2012:

    I stated taking suboxone in april 2012 I have epilepsy but i have had 5 seizures in the last 2 days i am a 39 yr old female i started taking lortab beace i hav a shoulder that dislocates and cant find a surgen who will fix it because when i have them my shoulder comes out of the socket so i became physicaly addicted thats when i started taking suboxone every day and i wake up and my hands are locked up so tight that my husband has to help me is there anyone out ther thats is experiencing the sane problems

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