Review: could Subutex cause Overdose?


Overdose is found among people who take Subutex, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Diazepam, and have Drug dependence . We study 3,899 people who have side effects while taking Subutex from FDA and social media. Among them, 91 have Overdose. Find out below who they are, when they have Overdose and more.

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Subutex has active ingredients of buprenorphine hydrochloride. It is often used in drug dependence. (latest outcomes from Subutex 3,856 users)


Overdose has been reported by people with suicide attempt, breathing difficulty, multi-organ failure, intentional overdose, multiple drug overdose (latest reports from 47,927 Overdose patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

3,899 people reported to have side effects when taking Subutex.
Among them, 91 people (2.33%) have Overdose

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Subutex cause Overdose?

Time on Subutex when people have Overdose *:

  • < 1 month: 59.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.64 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 13.64 %

Gender of people who have Overdose when taking Subutex *:

  • female: 36.36 %
  • male: 63.64 %

Age of people who have Overdose when taking Subutex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.5 %
  • 20-29: 25.0 %
  • 30-39: 35.0 %
  • 40-49: 22.5 %
  • 50-59: 10.0 %
  • 60+: 5.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Drug Dependence (25 people)
  • Anxiety (13 people)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (8 people)
  • Back Pain (8 people)
  • Depression (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Diazepam (16 people)
  • Heroin (13 people)
  • Ibuprofen (11 people)
  • Cocaine (11 people)
  • Clonazepam (10 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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