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Can I use Exalgo if I am taking buprenorphine?

If you're taking buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone), a drug typically used to treat addiction to opioids, you should not also take Exalgo (hydromorphone). Exalgo, a powerful pain medication derived from morphine, is itself an opioid and will not work as effectively when taken along with buprenorphine. In fact, the combination could lead to withdrawal symptoms. Make sure your doctor knows that you're on buprenorphine if he or she wants to prescribe Exalgo. You'll need to take a different medication for your pain.

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