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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:39 am 
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Recently got on suboxone and was wondering if anyone knew about the office drug screens. I know he will screen for recreational opiates as well as for bupe to make sure I'm taking it, but will he be able to tell the number of pills a day I've been taking? He prescribed me 16mg a day but I've felt good enough with just one so I'm curious if he will be able to tell this from my urinalysis. thanks for any input.


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Every dr is different so it's hard to say what type of screening your dr will do. When your on the suboxone program you should be honest with your dr and let him know what dose is working for you. Did you have a reason you didn't want him to know?


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Hi Peter,

Although I am not 100% sure, I highly doubt your doctor would be able to tell how much sub you have been taking. My doctor just uses a test that reads a positive or negative for sub in the system. I know this because I asked the nurse your same question. My doc does not count my pills either.

I understand why you wouldn't want to mention this at first....I have a small bit of sub saved up in case of an emergency. In fact, my doctor told me he wanted me to save some up for an emergency. After a while though I would try to be honest with your doctor...

I also know that some people fear being totally honest because they don't want to get kicked out of the program...

So anyway, good luck. Im glad to hear you are doing well on this medication.


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