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Can I use Subutex if I am taking carbamazepine?

If you are taking the seizure drug carbamazepine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Subutex (buprenorphine), a medicine that helps treat addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin, morphine and other narcotic painkillers. Carbamazepine, and other drugs that are used to control seizures, may interact with Subutex; that could cause side effects or interfere with how well either or both drugs work. Your doctor may need to adjust your dose of one or both medicines and monitor you closely for side effects.

Antiseizure drugs are among many drugs that can interact with Subutex, causing potentially dangerous problems. Before you start taking Subutex, give your doctor and pharmacist a list of all your other medicines (prescription and nonprescription) and dietary and herbal supplements. Once you're on Subutex, do not take any new drug or supplement without checking with your doctor and pharmacist first.

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