Suboxone contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Suboxone 8mg
Description of Suboxone 8mg
Suboxone 8mg contains a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is an opioid medication, sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioid medication, including pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse. Suboxone
Uses of Suboxone 8mg
It’s used to treat opioid addiction. (Heroin and narcotic painkillers are common opioid drugs.) 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.
How to Use Suboxone
Suboxone 8mg sublingual tablets must be administered whole. Do not cut, chew, or swallow Suboxonesublingual tablets. Advise patients not to eat or drink anything until the tablet is completely dissolved. Suboxonesublingual tablet should be placed under the tongue until it is dissolved.
For doses requiring the use of more than two tablets, patients are advised to either place all the tablets at once or alternatively (if they cannot fit in more than two tablets comfortably), place two tablets at a time under the tongue. Either way, the patients should continue to hold the tablets under the tongue until they dissolve; swallowing the tablets reduces the bioavailability of the drug. To ensure consistency in bioavailability, patients should follow the same manner of dosing with continued use of the product.
Side effects of Suboxone 8mg
Suddenly stopping use of Suboxone 8mg can elicit unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Side effects that may occur during a period of active use include:
Nausea and vomiting
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
Unusual bleeding or bruising
Loss of appetite
Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Withdrawal Symptoms of Suboxone 8mg
Suboxone 8mg withdrawal is not generally considered to be life-threatening; however, it can still be uncomfortable. Suboxone withdrawal typically follows this general timeline: 1–3 days after the last dose. Some of the most common physical symptoms are:
Body aches and cramping
Intense opioid cravings
Hot or Cold Flashes