Has Suboxone become more of a problem for you than a solution? If you’re considering treating a potential addiction to Suboxone…more on what you can expect during treatment here.
Yes, Suboxone addresses drug cravings. Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone to decrease your desire for opiates and to block their effects should you take them. More on how Suboxone works as a complement to addiction treatment here.
Yes. Suboxone can treat opiate addiction by preventing symptoms of withdrawal from heroin and other opiates. More on this type of medication assisted treatment here.
Dr. Jeffry Junig explains here how buprenorphine (the main psychoactive ingredient in Suboxone) works in the brain.
How you ‘feel’ after taking buprenorphine or Suboxone depends on your tolerance to opioids. But after dosing is optimized people on the medication usually feel normal, as they would feel if they were not on an opioid. More on Suboxone here.
Weight loss is common during active Suboxone dependence. However, Suboxone abuse is often related to unhealthy lifestyle issues. More on Suboxone and weight loss/gain here.
Buprenorphine (the main ingredient in Suboxone) is a potent opioid analgesic, and has been used intravenously to treat pain for over 30 years. More on Suboxone for pain here.
Yes, Suboxone can be injected. However, effects depend on a person’s opioid tolerance. Additionally, the pharmacology of buprenorphine removes incentive to inject Suboxone. More here on Suboxone injection.
It depends on what definition you’re using. By most definitions, buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone) is a narcotic. We explore the specifics here.
Do methadone and Suboxone work as a long-term solution for opiate addiction? Or do they do more harm than good? More on how methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine) DO NOT treat the root of the opiate addiction epidemic here.