Hi Everyone, Following Robin Janes presentation on the CoP call this morning, if you have any Q's regarding Sublocade and Robin's presentation please ask them here and we can share responses below in the comments to each question!
For anyone interested in watching case based learning, a 3 part webinar series is available on the BCCSU website here: https://www.bccsu.ca/blog/event/webinars-sublocade/
One question on the call asked " How successful would it be to stabalize someone coming off methadone (e.g. approx 125mg methadone) and transition to Sublocade?
Robin's answer: Micro-dosing sublocade would potentially be a good option. The best way to help stabalize someone from Methadone to Suboxone/Sublocade would be to do this very steadily, slowly titrating the current methadone dose down (30-40mg methadone) to then transition completely to suboxone. Doing it very slowly would be the best and most successful way. If it is done too rapidly it can be very hard on the body so the best practice would be to slowly transition over to sublocade.