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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:31 pm 
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So i am on suboxone films 16mg a day. I got my script 10 days ago. I found out over the weekend that i'm pregnant. Do i wait until my next appointment in 3 weeks to tell him and continue taking the suboxone in the meantime? Or should i call him and tell him so i can it switched to subutex ? I heard they put you on subutex while pregnant. I'm also concerned that he will dismiss me from his practice and recommend methadone. Any thoughts an advice would be appreciated!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:40 pm 
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If you just found out your pregnant it shouldn't be a big deal to wait three weeks for the next visit. The doc should put you on subutex witch dosnt have the naloxone in it. Dont let him put you on methadone its way worse. The best plan will be to have you taper down to as low as possible befor your do date.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:05 pm 
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I agree that you can wait, unless your suboxone prescribing doctor prescribes you other medications such as antidepressants, anxiety meds, etc.

A few years ago, most docs would recommend methadone, (I was on suboxone in 2004 when I found out I was pregnant and NO one would prescribe buprenorphine back then during pregnancy- I was told switch to methadone or taper off). Now, only very old-school docs still insist on methadone; most docs who prescribe buprenorphine today are aware that its widely accepted during pregnancy. I've found that is been the ob docs that have less knowledge and experience with buprenorphine.

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