Suboxone Treatment for Hydromorphone Withdrawal

We offer telemedicine Suboxone treatment to overcome hydromorphone dependence & addiction:
Confidential phone & video calls with your medical provider
Experienced clinicians who truly care
Online support groups
Same day treatment

What is Hydromorphone?

Hydromorphone is a prescription opioid pain reliever used to manage severe pain not controlled by other treatments. It is 5-10 times more potent than morphine.

Hydromorphone is also frequently used for its sedating and euphoric effect. The 'high' is similar to heroin and has significantly contributed to a rise in unprescribed hydromorphone use, with approximately 4.3 million people using hydromorphone not prescribed by a healthcare professional. Many users are unaware that hydromorphone is dangerous and potentially fatal, especially at high doses. 

Online Suboxone treatment at Bicycle Health provides:

Our online clinic

  • Confidential phone & video calls with your medical provider via our app
  • Online support groups from the privacy of your own home
  • Experienced, addiction-medicine trained online Suboxone doctors who truly care
  • Same day treatment

In person

  • Patients often wait days-to-weeks for an in-person clinic visit
  • Lots of time lost in transportation to and from the clinic visit
  • Unpredictable wait times during in-person visits
  • High and often unpredictable costs

Hydromorphone Addiction Treatment

We offer Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome hydromorphone dependence and withdrawal. In addition, our confidential telehealth services allow patients to receive treatment within the comfort of their homes at their convenience.

We follow a step-wise approach to managing hydromorphone dependence. Before the first phase of treatment, it is essential that you are off hydromorphone for some time. If not, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) may accelerate hydromorphone removal from the receptors in your brain, leading to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Following a short period of hydromorphone abstinence, usually 24-48 hours, patients can safely start Suboxone.

At Bicycle Health, our providers and health educators work closely with you to help you through the initial withdrawal phase. In addition, our experienced staff also provides robust psychosocial and physical support throughout the induction and stabilization phase.

You can learn more about medication-assisted treatment here.

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.
Ryan
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Bicycle Health Patient

Hydromorphone Withdrawal Symptoms & Timeline

Knowing hydromorphone withdrawal symptoms and their timeline can help you stay calm as you experience hydromorphone withdrawal. Hydromorphone withdrawal generally begins within a few hours and can last up to 14 days. Here’s what to expect:

Symptoms occurring within the first few hours after the last hydromorphone dose

  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety

Symptoms occurring between 12-72 hours after the last hydromorphone dose

  • Shaking
  • Fatigue
  • Lingering Anxiety
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chills/Sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • insomnia
  • Muscle Aches
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea

Fortunately, although hydromorphone withdrawal symptoms can be unpleasant, your Bicycle Health Provider can prescribe withdrawal treatments to make them more manageable. These include:

  • 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 hydromorphone withdrawal symptoms.

You may take either 4 mg, 8 mg, or 12 mg of buprenorphine on the first day of induction. After that, you may work with your provider to determine whether to increase doses to manage your withdrawal symptoms adequately. Induction may take up to 3 days, after which you’ll feel well with no further withdrawal symptoms… and finally yourself again!

I appreciate the ability to connect with my patients when they need me the most. Online treatment allows my patients the opportunity to place their recovery first and keep on track!
Kathryn Rutland
Kathryn Rutland, MD
Bicycle Health Provider

How does Bicycle Health work?

Talk with an enrollment coordinator

Meet confidentially with an experienced enrollment coordinator who will learn more about you, your experience with opioid dependence, and your health goals.

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Doctor visits via phone & video call

During your first online medical provider visit, your provider will learn more about you and collaboratively develop a personalized Suboxone treatment plan for your opioid use disorder.

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Prescription refills

Your Suboxone treatment prescription will be refilled during weekly, biweekly, or monthly telehealth visits with your Bicycle Health provider.

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Your Journey to Recovery with Bicycle Health

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.

I’ve tried many other programs and rehabs but none of them have ever come close to the innovative, effective, design of this program and its administrators. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BICYCLE HEALTH!!! I would suggest that anyone who’s struggling with opioid dependence, contact them for help today!
Mary Z.
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Bicycle Health Patient

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 Vicodin addiction.

Schedule a call with an enrollment coordinator to learn how buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment can improve your Vicodin withdrawal symptoms and overall quality of life.

We’ve helped thousands of patients take their lives back from addiction.

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One of the things I love about Bicycle Health is the ability to use telemedicine to communicate with my doctor. Appointments can take place anywhere I am: at work, when I’m out of town, even in my bed at home! I am so grateful for the compassionate care I’ve received from Bicycle Health.

Mia S.

2019

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.

Ryan K.

2019

I’ve tried many other programs and rehabs but none of them have ever come close to the innovative, effective, design of this program and its administrators. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BICYCLE HEALTH!!! I would suggest that anyone who’s struggling with opioid dependence, contact them for help today!

Mary Z.

2019

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!

Anonymous Patient

2020

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.

Anonymous Patient

2020

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.

Anonymous Patient

2020

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.

Anonymous Patient

2020

Patient quotes are provided by Bicycle Health patients with consent to be shared publicly, and the name has been changed to respect treatment confidentiality.

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