Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat people addicted to opioid drugs in a treatment program that includes counseling and general healthcare. It suppresses drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms for 24
Suboxone is a combination of two drugs, buprenorphine
Most people will feel normal. If you were addicted to
Suboxone comes in a thin strip that you dissolve under your tongue once a day. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose for you.
After your initial health screening, you will come to the clinic twice a week, and later once a week. Each time you will have a urine test at our onsite lab.
The usual course of treatment is about one year. You will be tapered off
Suboxone is not the same as taking an addictive opioid. Your body will become physically used to Suboxone, which is why you will be tapered off the prescription. But you will not become addicted to it.
Studies of Suboxone treatment report a 40 to 60 percent success rate in getting addicts off drugs. How is Suboxone different from Methadone? Methadone is an opioid and has to be given every day at a federally regulated clinic. A major difference is that because Methadone is an opioid, people can get high or overdose on it. If you take more than your prescribed dose of Suboxone, you will not get high or overdose, because it blocks the opioid receptors in your brain. However, taking more than your prescribed dose can lead to breathing problems.
A few people experience initial side-effects, such as
Yes, and your doctor will review all your medications to make sure that Suboxone is right for you.