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Suboxone is a prescription medication that combines buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s used to treat opioid addiction. (Heroin and narcotic painkillers are common opioid drugs.)subutex medication

Buprenorphine belongs to a class of drugs called opioid partial agonists, which help relieve symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Naloxone is in a class of drugs called opioid antagonists, which reverse the effects of narcotics.

This combination drug is used as part of a treatment program that typically includes counseling, lifestyle changes, and other interventions.subutex medication

Suboxone Warnings

Suboxone can slow down or stop your breathing. You should never take larger doses of this medication than your doctor prescribes.

Do not take antidepressantssedatives, narcotic painkillers, sleeping pills, or tranquilizers while taking Suboxone.

Before taking Suboxone, tell your doctor if you have or have ever had:

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate)
  • Adrenal problems, such as Addison’s disease
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Any type of lung or breathing problem
  • A head injury
  • Hallucinations
  • A curve in the spine that makes it hard to breathe
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Stomach conditions
  • Kidney, liver, thyroid, or lung disease

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you drink large amounts of alcohol. Also, alert your physician if you are having surgery (including dental procedures) while taking Suboxone.

Suboxone may cause lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position. To avoid this problem, you should get out of bed slowly, sitting up and resting your feet on the floor before standing up.subutex medication

Be sure to keep all appointments with your physician and the laboratory while taking Suboxone. Your doctor will likely order tests to check your response to the medicine.subutex medication

The ‘Suboxone High’ and Abuse

Suboxone may be habit-forming. You should never share Suboxone with another person, especially if that person has a history of drug abuse or addiction.

Selling or giving away Suboxone is illegal and potentially dangerous.

Suboxone Withdrawal

You should not stop taking Suboxone without first talking to your doctor. Stopping this medication too quickly can cause withdrawal symptoms.subutex medication

Pregnancy and Suboxone

Suboxone is an FDA Pregnancy Category C drug, which means it is not known whether it will harm an unborn baby. This medicine may cause breathing problems, behavior changes, or life-threatening addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if taken during pregnancy.subutex medication

You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking Suboxone.

The medicine can also pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breastfeed while taking Suboxone.subutex medication

Suboxone Coupons and Prices

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Suboxone Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Suboxone

You should tell your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or do not go away:

  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

Serious Side Effects of Suboxone

You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

  • Itching, skin rash, or hives
  • Difficulty breathing or slowed breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Upset stomach
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low energy
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

Suboxone Interactions

You should tell your doctor about all prescription, non-prescription, illegal, and recreational drugs; herbal remedies; and nutritional or dietary supplements you’re taking, especially

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