What is Suboxone?
What is Suboxone? Subxone is a medicine that is a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine. Both these drugs are opioid in nature. These opioid drugs are also called narcotics and naloxone is a narcotic drug which is used because it reverses the effect that other narcotic drugs have on the body.
Suboxone is a narcotic drug but it is not a medication that is used as pain killer like other narcotic. In fact this is a drug that is used in the treatment of narcotic or opiate addiction. Apart from this this drug may also be used for other purposes that are not listed in the below given content.
How to Take Suboxone
One must never forget that suboxone is an opioid in nature and that is why it should always be taken as told by the doctor. If taken without proper guidance it can slow or even stop your breathing. Take care that you never take this medicine in larger doses or for longer period than prescribed by the doctor.
Remember that the use of this drug illicitly can cause addiction, overdose or death because even suboxone can be habit-forming even when taken at regular doses. In fact selling or just giving away this medication without proper subscription is against the law. When you get this medication as prescribed by the doctor it comes with instructions for safe and effective use. Read and then follow these directions carefully. Also always handle the medication with dry hands and in case you have any questions about the medication do not hesitate in asking about it from your doctor or pharmacist.
Suboxone treatment is regulary used in the treatment of opiate addiction quite commonly and a lot of drug and rehab treatment programs are structured around the controlled and monitored use of suboxone. However, this medication must not be taken if a person is allergic to naloxone and buprenorphine.