Review: could Suboxone cause Tardive dyskinesia?
Summary: Tardive dyskinesia is reported only by a few people who take Suboxone.
We study 7,259 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Tardive dyskinesia. Find out below who they are, when they have Tardive dyskinesia and more.
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Suboxone has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride; naloxone hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal. (latest outcomes from 8,278 Suboxone users)
Tardive dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements) has been reported by people with indigestion, abdominal distension, bipolar disorder, depression, gastrointestinal disorder. (latest reports from 23,256 Tardive dyskinesia patients)
On Jan, 29, 2015: 7,259 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 3 people (0.04%) have Tardive Dyskinesia.
Time on Suboxone when people have Tardive dyskinesia * :
Gender of people who have Tardive dyskinesia when taking Suboxone * :
|Tardive dyskinesia||33.33%||66.67% |
Age of people who have Tardive dyskinesia when taking Suboxone * :
|Tardive dyskinesia||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
Severity of Tardive dyskinesia when taking Suboxone ** :
How people recovered from Tardive dyskinesia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 33.33%)
- Vomiting (1 people, 33.33%)
- Abdominal pain (1 people, 33.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Bactroban (2 people, 66.67%)
- Oxycodone hcl and acetaminophen (2 people, 66.67%)
- Diazepam (2 people, 66.67%)
- Protonix (2 people, 66.67%)
- Promethazine (2 people, 66.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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laurenS (11 months ago):
I went through something very similar. I was in rehab and on a suboxon taper. I was completely off for about 2 days when all of a sudden I lost control over my tongue mucsels and by tongue began trashing and sticking out of my mouth uncontrollably. I also went to the er and they gave me 75 mg of benadryl and my symptoms lessened a lot. I also had uncontrolled twitching of my hands and feet. This symptoms started again as soon as the benadryl wore off, they also seemed to get worse the more anxiety i was under or more stressed i became. I went back on suboxon and i have not had another episode of what seems to be tardive dyskensia
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Jimmy gotti (12 months ago):
I was wondering if go I.g off suboxens will cause tardive dyoskinesia be cause I went a couple days of suboxens and I found myself at a hospital diagnose ,d with tardive dyoskinesia my jaw locked up and thrashing of the tounge and I was treated with 75 ml of benadryl three a iv and it went away within 1 minute it was so severe I'm scared to death of it coming on again , and I've been clean clean only taking suboxens can you give me answer???
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