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Can I use Subutex if I have a history of seizures?

If you have a history of seizures, talk to your doctor before taking Subutex (buprenorphine), a medicine prescribed to adults who are addicted to opioids, such as heroin, morphine and other narcotic painkillers. Your history of seizures may increase your risk for potentially serious side effects from Subutex.

In addition, some medications used to treat seizures may not be safe to take along with Subutex. Before you start taking Subutex, give your doctor a detailed medical history. Talk about your seizure condition, and tell him or her if you are currently taking seizure medicine.

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