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Review: could Subutex cause Overdose?

Summary: Overdose could be caused by Subutex, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clonazepam, and have Drug dependence.

We study 2,881 people who have side effects while taking Subutex from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose and more.

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Subutex

Subutex (latest outcomes from 3,042 users) has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride. It is often used in opiate withdrawal, acupuncture and pain. Commonly reported side effects of Subutex include stress and anxiety, abortion spontaneous, nausea and vomiting, suicidal ideation, nausea.

Overdose

Overdose (latest reports from 218,406 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 2,881 people reported to have side effects when taking Subutex. Among them, 73 people (2.53%) have Overdose. They amount to 0.03% of all the 218,191 people who have Overdose on eHealthMe.

Trend of Overdose in Subutex reports

Time on Subutex when people have Overdose * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Overdose73.68%0.00%0.00%10.53%0.00%0.00%15.79%

Gender of people who have Overdose when taking Subutex * :

FemaleMale
Overdose25.61%74.39%

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Subutex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Overdose0.00%0.00%1.37%26.03%31.51%16.44%10.96%13.70%

Severity of Overdose when taking Subutex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Overdose ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (14 people, 19.18%)
  2. Depression (6 people, 8.22%)
  3. Drug abuse (4 people, 5.48%)
  4. Anxiety (4 people, 5.48%)
  5. Sleep disorder (4 people, 5.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (10 people, 13.70%)
  2. Suboxone (7 people, 9.59%)
  3. Valium (7 people, 9.59%)
  4. Xanax (7 people, 9.59%)
  5. Tranxene (7 people, 9.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I been having anxiety bad for about a year now . And I have been having heart poputations I think that's what it is . I just want to know if subutex is more then likely causing my anxiety ? I have been stressed , depressed and I just want to feel normal again. If me quitting subutex will stop my anxiety I will surely quit. Just looking for some advice.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • symptoms come and go. I am worried about my daughter taking this drug. also, she feels like food is getting stuck in throat when eating. losing weight from no appetite.

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