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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:03 pm 
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In the new blog entry on Talk Zone, it says, "Suboxone has the opiate activity of about 30 mg of methadone." I'm wondering what is the measurement of suboxone being spoken of here? 1 mg? So 1mg of Suboxone = 30 mg methadone? I'm just curious because I'm wondering what the ratio is for Suboxone vs. hydrocodone, which is what I was taking.

I read that 30mg methadone = 180 mg hydrocodone, so if the Dr. was referring to 1mg of Suboxone above, then 1 mg of sub is equal to 180 mg Norco, which means I am taking WAAAYYYY to much sub! I would only need .5mg of sub to equal what I was taking of Norco, not 8mg or even 4mg.


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I remember reading a post about a month ago about this...I want to say that it was by TJ (dont hold me to this) but either way it was a table that showed the ratios (estimates) of each type of opiate. Maybe somebody knows what post I'm thinking of and will link it or you can do some digging...ill see if I can find it.

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You're not taking "waayyy too much" because you're not taking a full opiate agonist. People make the mistake of thinking that they are taking Suboxone and it's acting in the same manner as opiates, because they compare the suboxone to the opiate using such charts. There is SOME similarity, which is why there's even a chart at all, but the two drugs differ in a MAJOR way.

So you can't go around telling people you have a drug that's equal to ___mg of lortab or such jazz as that..it's not accurate, nor true.


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Ok, that makes sense. Someone sent me the table. Thanks!


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can anyone refer me to this table please? Thanks in advance!


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most importantly, the absorbtion rate of bupe (sublingually)(only) 40%-80%....if I am not mistaken......


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Holy crap, I wish I would of seen this 5 years ago!

Tarus! HA!! i almost died right then. Good freakin' question, Tarus!!!!! You're a geanious! Lol. Seriously, I wish I would of had this is mind years ago, I'd be laughing at myself, now!

It's so underestimated, it's crazy talk.,...

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sweet16 wrote:
most importantly, the absorbtion rate of bupe (sublingually)(only) 40%-80%....if I am not mistaken......


It is 25% to 30% sublingually


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