Fentanyl is an opioid pain reliever and generally used for patients with advanced cancer pain. It is 50-100 times more potent than morphine.
In recent years, the US has seen a significant rise in illegally produced fentanyl, which has largely contributed to the rising rates of opioid overdose and death. Synthetic fentanyl is often mixed with heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA. Many users are unaware that their drug of choice is laced with fentanyl, often resulting in deadly outcomes.
Online Suboxone treatment at Bicycle Health provides:
We offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome fentanyl addiction and withdrawal. Our confidential services take place via telemedicine, allowing patients to seek treatment within the privacy of their own homes.
The first phase of fentanyl addiction treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) is the induction and stabilization phase. It’s important that patients have mild-to-moderate withdrawal symptoms prior to induction… otherwise, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) will remove fentanyl from receptors in your brain, resulting in precipitated withdrawal, which is very unpleasant and dangerous. At Bicycle Health, our providers and health coaches work with you to determine how long it’ll take to reach mild-to-moderate withdrawal, as well as provide robust psychosocial and physical supports throughout the induction and stabilization phase.
You can learn more about medication-assisted treatment here.
It can be scary to experience withdrawal symptoms without knowing the fentanyl withdrawal timeline. Fentanyl withdrawal can begin as early as a few hours after the last dose, and different people will experience different symptoms based on a variety of factors. Here’s what to expect:
Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, but there are withdrawal treatments your Bicycle Health provider can prescribe to help relieve these symptoms:
Clonidine helps reduce anxiety, irritability, muscle aches, sweating, and runny nose;
Hydroxyzine (Atarax) helps relieve anxiety and insomnia;
Tizanidine (Zanaflex) helps reduce muscle spasms;
Ondansetron (Zofran) relieves symptoms of nausea and vomiting;
Loperamide (Imodium) helps relieve diarrhea; and
Bentyl helps relieve gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, especially abdominal cramping.
And lastly, once you start buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone), you will experience significant relief from fentanyl withdrawal symptoms.
You may take either 4 mg, 8 mg, or 12 mg of buprenorphine on the first day of induction. You may take increasing doses in order to relieve symptoms of withdrawal. Induction may take up to 3 days, after which you’ll feel well with no further withdrawal symptoms… and finally yourself again!
Here at Bicycle Health, we combine buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment with behavioral health supports, like online support groups and health coaches.
Learn more about how our process works here.
We are physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are invested in your recovery.
Bicycle Health providers, staff, and leadership believe everyone deserves access to confidential, individualized, and non-judgmental care for fentanyl addiction.
Schedule a call with an enrollment coordinator to learn how buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment can improve your fentanyl withdrawal symptoms and overall quality of life.
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I was introduced to Medication Assisted Treatment and it changed my life. Bicycle health was very helpful, supportive and assisted me without judgement. Now I feel I have a reason to live, have hopes for the future and finally feel relatively happy. I have not known happiness as long as I can remember.
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My experience with my Bicycle Health Provider and my health coach has been amazing. They are an experienced company that truly cares about my well being emotionally and physically. They are the best treatment program company that I have experienced and I highly recommend using them!
They care so much. They take the time to meet with you throughout the week to see how your treatment is affecting you personally. They care to find what works best for your body and your recovery. I have taken my life back. I have control over my finances again, I can get in touch with my emotions again and I am no longer hating myself at the end of the day. I’m happier and healthier all around.
I got quick immediate help when I needed it, and everyone I have spoken to has been very helpful and informative during my time of reaching out for help to get and stay clean. I extremely appreciate how helpful the staff and doctor have been. I’m so excited to be a part of Bicycle Health and I couldn’t be more thankful for the help I’ve been receiving. I’ve been able to function throughout the day and just live a better, happier, sober life.
I have not ever had a staff as caring and efficient as Bicycle Health. I have always had every question answered and really feel like my sobriety had been due to the way they care about their patients.
My life has improved 100% on this medication. I can deal with the ups and downs, am rarely depressed, don't have a lot of anxiety and have my energy back. I feel like a normal person again.
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