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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:02 pm 
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I have been prescribed suboxone for over a year. Recently my dr. started level testing urine. My levels have been low, even though I am taking my prescribed dosage. Does this ever happen to anybody else?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:33 am 
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Answering your question depends on a few things:

1) What substances is your doctor testing for? Is the test only for levels of buprenorphine and its metabolites or is does it include other substances?
2) 'Low' is a vague term - especially when it comes to quantitative analysis; determining where you would be expected to fall on any given range would also depend on the dose of Suboxone you are being prescribed.
3) When you say you have been on Suboxone for a year have you always been on the same dosage? If so you should have reached what is called 'steady-state concentration.'

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