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Unread 02-09-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Suboxone with Amoxicillin?

Developed a nice little ear infection and have been prescribed Amoxicillin. Is there any potential problem by taking the Suboxone and Amoxicillin together? The literature for Suboxone indicates that a Dr. should be consulted before taking any macrolide antibiotic. I'm not a MD or a pharmacist, but I don't think its a macrolide; I think Amoxicillin is part of the penicillin family and is slightly different than an macrolide (eg., Erythromycin). Ordinarily I would call my Dr., but he is not reachable until Monday (and has a strict policy of not being able to be reached unless its a clinical emergency that would otherwise take one to the ER). Any MDs out there on this forum who could advise whether its safe to take the two medications together??? Thanks.
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Unread 02-09-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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Hi Cody = I have no idea-could you ask a pharmacist? Like one who is willing to really check into it? I wanted to say Hi- I usually do not "run" into you- unless we are in chat.I hope the ear infection gets better soon : ) Isa
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Unread 02-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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Hi Isabella!! Good idea about the pharmacist. I'll give it a shot though pharmacies these days are so busy its hard to get through to anyone to get an answer. I was hoping this question had come up before and that someone may know, though I did search the archives and there was nothing definitive--only a few posts indicating that others have taken antibiotics (the name or type not specified) without incident. Anyway, thanks so much for your well wishes. Its greatly appreciated.
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Unread 02-09-2008, 05:48 PM   #4
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You should have no problem taking Amoxcicillin and Sub together. I have had to take that medication numerous times no big deal.
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Unread 02-09-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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Codydog,

I got an infection that started like an ingrown hair. Anyway it got infected and they gave me Keflex and Batric DS. No problems.

Check this out: http://www.healthline.com/multumcontent/buprenorphine/3

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Unread 02-09-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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Hi Codydog, I have been on Clindamycin (b/c of a skin infection). I hear it's a pretty potent antibiotic, but I have had no problems.


I totally agree with Isabella.

I spent my first week on Sub on the phone with any pharmacist I could talk to- they are very helpful, especially in the middle of the night when you can't get a doctor, and very nice, too. They are there to help.

I do hope you feel better soon! I know how awful ear infections can be.

Take care!
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Unread 02-09-2008, 08:56 PM   #7
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CodyDog

I'm not a pharmacist, or MD either, but for sure amoxicillin is not a Macrolide anti-infective.

Just my personal experence, I have even taken large doses of both a Macrolide (clarithromycin) and a penicillins anti-infectives (amoxicillin) at the same time, and I've taken amoxicillin alone, and as Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) a few times while on 8-16mg/day of bupe, and I was fine, I didn't have any significat side effects at all. Of course everyones different, I'm just telling you my story.

Hope you start feeling well soon.

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Unread 02-09-2008, 11:50 PM   #8
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I was put on Amoxicillin while I was taking Buprenorphine about 5 months ago & everything ended up just fine!!

I really hope that all things go well for you!!

Take Care.........***SweetNicci***
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