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Review: could Suboxone cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Suboxone, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Subutex, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,085 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 126 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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Suboxone

Suboxone (latest outcomes from 8,182 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal.

Skin rash

Skin rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,343 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 7,085 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 126 people (1.78%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.01% of all the 963,289 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash54.55%29.55%2.27%6.82%2.27%4.55%0.00%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash63.41%36.59%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.76%0.00%0.00%23.66%15.27%26.72%25.95%7.63%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (39 people, 30.95%)
  2. Pain (10 people, 7.94%)
  3. Anxiety (9 people, 7.14%)
  4. Depression (9 people, 7.14%)
  5. Eczema (7 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Subutex (22 people, 17.46%)
  2. Augmentin '125' (14 people, 11.11%)
  3. Cymbalta (13 people, 10.32%)
  4. Neurontin (13 people, 10.32%)
  5. Prednisone (12 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

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

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  • From this study (3 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.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I believe the mix of alcohol with my suboxone medication is causing the rash on my arms and legs.

    Reply

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